Disney decided to break up with Netflix on Tuesday, and Marvel fans were left out in the cold with no answer about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe shows produced by the streaming service.
A few days removed, the picture gets clearer. According to Forbes, the Disney theatrical distribution deal and the Marvel Television development deal are two separate things. The original Disney distribution deal with Netflix, in a nutshell, simply gave Netflix exclusive streaming rights for all of Disney’s theatrical releases, along with Disney-owned and produced television shows from its channels. The Marvel shows on Netflix are produced by Netflix, and so belong to Netflix as much as Marvel.
That means ‘The Defenders’ will stay at Netflix and the MCU can grow with additional shows. The current roster is made up of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and the Punisher. Also in the Forbes report, an outside survey reported that 10% of Netflix viewers watch the ‘Daredevil’ series to the tune of 10+ million viewers.
The MCU on Netflix has a substantial following, and future development of the universe looks to be moving forward.
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