Among the many programs and films on its upcoming streaming service, Disney+ will pay a fair bit of attention on its Marvel and Star Wars-related content. However, this is still a massive undertaking.
It’s not a stretch at this point to say that Disney wants it all. Whether from their past acquisitions of companies like Marvel and Lucasfilm, and 20th Century Fox on the way, it wouldn’t be too unrealistic to predict that one day, the world will be ruled by the House of Mouse. But before that can happen, the house that Walt Disney built has to be able to realistically take on the likes of Amazon and Netflix first. That’s what Disney CEO Bob Iger hopes can happen with Disney and programs featuring well-known Star Wars and Marvel characters.
One of those big selling points, Bog Iger hopes, is Jon Favreau’s upcoming Star Wars series, The Mandalorian. Intellectual properties are needed in order to bolster your platform, after all, and given everything at Disney’s disposal, as well as what’s coming down the pipeline from the Fox acquisition, Disney has a lot to both gain and lose.
According to a report from Variety, Wall Street investors say that Disney must sell this pitch to investors. What do investors like? Solid numbers and, above all else, money. Based on the report, a lot of funding is going to Marvel and Star Wars-related programming in particular. As one TV agent put it:
“They’re spending real money on those shows, but that other productions are offering less lucrative deals than comparable projects would likely command at Netflix or Amazon.”
However, despite this, a fear has arisen those working for Disney about how certain programs pitched will be received. Do they receive the green light or are they left to the wayside? Do some get preferential treatment because they’re from the Marvel or Star Wars umbrella? There’s a lot of uncertainty about that aspect:
“Do you pitch Agnes? Do you pitch Jeph [Loeb, Marvel’s TV chief]? It’s not clear yet which door gets you in.”
While it’s very evident that Disney is putting all of its might into creating a streaming service that can compete with the likes of Netflix and Amazon, we’ll have to see where they ultimately land. After all, given the way the industry is changing, many networks and companies will soon be jumping into the streaming game if they aren’t already. Disney may have a lot of properties under its umbrella, and fans will no doubt salivate over the thought of a Marvel or Star Wars series to watch from the comfort of their own home.
But with the crowded media landscape, there are a lot still to navigate before Disney Plus debuts. After all, they’ve pulled their content from Netflix. Is this just another example of Disney wanting it all? What do you think? Is Disney’s ambition enough to give them a sustainable streaming service? Are you interested at all in Disney+? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Here’s What We Learned From The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer
Today, Marvel Studios unveiled the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame and the preview offered fans more insight into the aftermath of Thanos' decimation.
After Avengers: Infinity War concluded with Thanos using the power of the Infinity Stones to erase half of the population in the universe from existence, fans spent the rest of the year speculating on how our heroes could reverse the Mad Titan's decimation and what would have to be sacrificed as a result. Now, the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame offers fans their first look at how the surviving heroes have coped with the loss of their loved ones and may provide insight into how they plan to defeat Thanos.
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Tony Stark Is Adrift In Space After His Showdown With Thanos
Following the showdown on Titan, Tony Stark and Nebula were left alone after Thanos eradicated the rest of the heroes who were present. While some assumed that the genius billionaire would find a way to return to Earth, it appears Tony is adrift in space on a vessel with limited supplies and oxygen.
Nebula Is With Tony
While Tony Stark may be lost in space with no chance of being rescued, it appears he will be accompanied by Nebula, the only other survivor of the showdown on Titan. How the two characters are getting along in what could be their final days remains unknown, though Nebula appears to be faring better than her new companion.
Scott Lang Escaped The Quantum Realm
During the first post-credits scene for Ant-Man and the Wasp, Scott Lang found himself trapped inside the Quantum Realm after his friends were erased by the Thanos snap and some speculated that the Avengers would have to rescue him. However, it appears Scott Lang managed to escape the realm on his own and brought the van containing the way to the alternate dimension with him.
Possible Time Jump
During the final moments of the new trailer, Captain America and Black Widow view a video of Scott Lang asking to be let inside Avengers headquarters. Captain America wonders if the message is old, meaning that some time may have passed since Thanos' decimation and Scott's escape from the Quantum Realm.
Hawkeye Is Definitely Ronin
After months of speculation, the Avengers: Endgame trailer essentially confirmed that Hawkeye will assume the Ronin mantle when he returns. Furthermore, Captain America line about losing family being said over footage of Clint Barton's appearance suggests that the archer's family perished in the decimation and their deaths prompted him to take on a new identity.
They Know Spider-Man Is MissingDuring the trailer, Bruce Banner can be seen assessing a list of victims of Thanos' decimation and it appears the team knows Spider-Man is among the missing. This may come as a surprise to some considering Spider-Man was with Tony Stark during the events of Infinity War.
Captain America's Winter Soldier Suit is Back
After returning in Avengers: Infinity War with a full beard and disheveled costume, Captain America will return to a more familiar look that includes the suit from The Winter Soldier.
Thanos Is Still Wearing The Burned Gauntlet
After Thanos acquired all six Infinity Stones and used them to accomplish his mission, the gauntlet he used to harness their power was severely damaged. However, it appears the Mad Titan continues to wear the worn gauntlet, perhaps in an effort to ensure no one else can wield the power of the stones and undo his actions.
The Avengers Have A Plan
Though all may seem hopeless, our heroes aren't heading into their next showdown with Thanos without a plan. Hopefully, it will work, because Steve Rogers certainly seems concerned about what they will do if the Avengers fail for a second time.