During Disney’s investors call on February 5th, Disney CEO Bob Iger told investors that Captain Marvel will be the first Disney movie to be a Disney+ exclusive movie as the company will completely withhold its upcoming movies from its licensee partners like Netflix.
Back in 2017 Disney announced that they were terminating their agreement with Netflix to start their own streaming service in 2019, with all movies from 2019 no longer going to Netflix.
Disney chief financial officer Christine McCarthy estimated that the decision to hold its movie’s like Captain Marvel from Netflix, plus its other 2019 titles such as Dumbo and Avengers: Endgame, would ‘cut operating income by $150 million,’ but in the long run, would help increase subscribers for Disney+, which is the primarily reason for doing so.
Captain Marvel will be hitting cinemas on March 8th and is the first Marvel movie to be “female-led”.
Disney haven’t yet announced when Disney+ will launch or how long movies will take to go from their initial cinema run to the streaming service, but more details will be announced on April 11th during a Disney+ presentation at their Investors Day.
Are you excited for Captain Marvel?