Good news for fans of the Marvel TV shows on Netflix as it’s learned with Disney set to launch their own streaming service, the Marvel shows will be staying put on Netflix.
Deadline posted details about the upcoming Disney digital streaming service, which is set to launch in the Fall of 2019, where it’s mentioned that “the plan now is to leave the various Marvel series where they are, which means Netflix will hang onto its superhero inventory.”
The Marvel superhero inventory currently at Netflix includes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist (in addition to Defenders if another series is ever a go).
The article further notes the Disney streaming service also will not be hosting any R-rated material, which will instead go on Hulu, which Disney has a stake in.
It’s also noted there has been no mention of how Disney will incorporate its Fox Studios assets into the service.
According to the report, Disney will kick off its streaming service in the U.S. before going global, and the goal in the first year is to generate four to five original movies, and five TV series for the streaming service.
Disney CEO Bob Iger also recently let it be known they are developing multiple Star Wars series for their streaming network.
The streaming service will also feature High School Musical, an animated series for Monsters Inc. a live-action Marvel TV series, with potential other projects said to include:
Don Quixote, from a Billy Ray script; Lady and the Tramp; The Paper Magician; Stargirl, to be directed by Julia Hart; and Togo, to be directed by Ericson Core.
In post-production and bound for the streaming service are the Mark Waters-directed Magic Camp, and the Mark Lawrence-directed Noelle with Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader and Shirley MacLaine.
Priority development projects include 3 Men and a Baby; Sword and the Stone; and Timmy Failure, the latter of which has Spotlight director Tom McCarthy in the creative mix.