Saturday, 16 February, 2019

Disney+ takes first swipe at Netflix with Captain Marvel exclusive

Disney Stock Rises Because Earnings Were Good Enough...for a Transition Year Iger Says Disney Will ‘Continue’ in the Business of R-Rated Deadpool Movies
Freda Brock | 07 February, 2019, 19:59

Walt Disney is one of the companies who enjoys a clean image of a family-friendly entertainment provider.

With that said, the CEO also hinted that while the Deadpool franchise will retain its oats going forward, look for the 3rd film to fall under a different banner than those associated with Disney or Marvel films (traditionally) - so as to "not confuse the consumer".

Disney just finished with their investors conference call, and while there was no Star Wars: Episode IX title reveal, the subject of R-rated Deadpool and Marvel movies was touched upon.

An Incredible Video Captures Meghan Markle Gasping As Her Baby Kicks
The friends sought to set the record straight on everything from her relationship with her dad to an up-close view of her wedding. Thomas Sr. has not personally contacted her even if she has kept the same phone number, said the friend.

During yesterday's earnings call, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced (as reported by Deadline) that Captain Marvel would be the first Marvel film exclusively available to watch on Disney+ after its initial release in theatres on March 7.

"We have a number of creative engines across our company, many of which are dedicating their time and talents to develop content for the Disney+ platform", Iger said, according to The Verge. The branding tactic is also meant to ensure that parents don't accidentally expose their children to something "R-Rate", due to a mislabelled product. It could, particularly if Disney aims to maintain everything the leather-clad anti-hero is known for - the meta humor, the fourth-wall-breaking, the many jokes involving human anatomy - in his own movie series while still preserving the existing tone of the MCU that's mostly straightforward and a lot less silly in comparison.

Iger said that creatives across Disney's biggest brands, including Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm are already working on content for Disney+. "As long as we let the audiences know what's coming, we think we can manage that fine".

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