Last year, Disney announced their intentions to launch a streaming service that would be home to their film content, as well as original content created to help encourage new subscribers. Given that some of their content would be made up of franchises like Star Wars and Marvel, many jumped to the conclusion that Marvel’s partnership with Netflix on the Defenders shows was coming to an end, and that any future Marvel content would be immediately sent to the streaming service.
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In a recent extensive piece from Bloomberg chronicling Marvel’s run of TV shows, Dan Buckley, president of Marvel Entertainment made a comment that implies that not only are The Defenders safe on Netflix for now, but that not every future property will necessarily end up on their Disney-branded streaming service:
“We obviously want the Marvel Television series currently on Netflix to have a long and lauded run. [New projects would seek out] networks and platforms that are the best fit for that content, including the Disney-branded streaming service.”
So there you have it. From the sound of it, despite having their own branded service, Marvel isn’t closing any doors. The way they see it, Netflix is currently the best home for the more mature Defenders, and for any future shows, they will still continue to look closely at how good a match the material is with whatever network or platform they end up on.
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