Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Captain Marvel Will Be First Movie Held Back From Netflix

If you think this is big, wait until Disney takes ALL of its properties off Netflix...think about that for a minute...the hundreds of properties they own include: Walt Disney Pictures / Animation, LucasFilm, Marvel, Pixar, 20th Century Fox, Star Wars, Fox TV / Sports, ABC, ESPN, FX, National Geographic, Sky, and Hulu.

Captain Marvel, which comes out March 8, will be the first title held back from Netflix and instead ticketed for Disney+, the high-profile streaming service coming by the end of 2019, CEO Bob Iger confirmed Tuesday. CFO Christine McCarthy estimated the “forgone” licensing opportunity from this and other releases in 2019 would cut operating income by about $150 million.