Disney Doesn’t See Forthcoming Streaming Service As A Netflix-Killer

Disney NetflixWhile Disney’s plans to enter the realm of streaming are making a huge splash in that world, the company has stated that it’s not their goal to conquer competing services like Netflix or Amazon Prime. Disney Chief Strategy Officer Kevin Mayer — who advised Disney during their landmark acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Twenty-First Century Fox — has stated that it’s the company’s full intention to have all of their major movies release theatrically, and that they won’t jettison certain projects to their service.

Deadline reported on last night’s Code Media conference, where Mayer spoke about the company’s plans for the streaming service. Mayer noted that after the third consecutive year of making over $5 billion at the global box office, Disney is comfortable in its current release strategy:

“The model serves us well. I’m not sure there’s an urgent need to disrupt it [with the streaming platform].”

Mayer also explained that he has a great amount of respect for Netflix, and that he believes that Disney’s service won’t harm their inevitable competitor:

“I personally like Netflix. They’ve got a great product. They do exceedingly well in the marketplace. What we’re doing, we’re not trying to hurt or kill Netflix.”

Mayer was comparatively quieter about about the future of Hulu, which Disney will increase their stake in from 30% to 60% after the purchase of Twenty-First Century Fox goes through:

“We’re very much in support of growing Hulu. It’s’ going to be a big, profitable service.”

While Disney’s streaming service is suggested to have a family-friendly focus in line with the company’s established image, older-skewing content is expected to have a home on Hulu going forward.

Disney’s streaming service is expected to go live sometime in 2019.

Source: Deadline

20 Marvel Movies That Could Be Made After Disney’s Fox Acquisition

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Avengers X-Men Fox Disney Marvel Crossover MCUSo the impossible has happened: Fox and Disney have recently agreed to a major deal, one which means that — aside from a few limitations with the Hulk and Spider-Man, who have their rights wrapped up with Universal Pictures and Sony Pictures — every major Marvel property will soon be able to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the plans for the remainder of Phase 3 likely won’t change that much, barring possible post-credits scenes showing major cameos being added on short notice, this development certainly gives Marvel an embarrassment of riches to work with for future film adaptations.

Since Marvel Studios had previously claimed that they have an outline for the next 20 movies they’ll make without the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, or any of their associated characters, I thought it would be best to similarly go all-out and suggest 20 more for the heck of it.

Here are, in no particular order, 20 movies that Marvel should think about making with a complete MCU at their fingertips. Click Next to get started!

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Grant Davis

Grant Davis

A Texan freelance writer with interests in Star Wars, superhero movies, and entertainment in general.