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'Captain Marvel' will be the first Disney Plus exclusive Marvel movie

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Lora Ball | 08 February, 2019, 22:43

Speaking during an earnings call (via PC Gamer), Disney CEO Bob Iger conceded that the entertainment giant isn't too hot at publishing video games, and therefore is happy to let EA handle that side of things. As a response, Iger said "we haven't been particularly good at the self-publishing side, but we've been great at the licensing side". However, he said, there could be room for discounts for people who wanted to sign up for multiple services and Disney's ultimate goal was to have all its streaming services use the same technology platform.

However, Iger's comments do offer fans anxious about Deadpool's fate in the new Disney-Marvel some major relief.

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Referring to the launch window, he also said, "Because we need to launch the service with some volume and it takes time to ramp up, we're buying certain products from the outside opportunistically". Iger explained that to differentiate between R-rated movies and more family-friendly fair the company will "carefully brand" those films. It's left many wondering if Disney might be fed up with how fruitless the partnership has ben, and if we might get somebody else - like Disney themselves - making Star Wars games in the near future. Likewise, they may not perfectly align with past Marvel Cinematic Universe installments like the Captain America trilogy, the Avengers films, or the Thor movies. Disney's other branded streaming service, named Disney+, will launch later this year and feature content from Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and other owned properties. So, one way or another, Disney will be profiting off your streaming dollars.

The same goes for the new Star Wars series The Manadalorian, which will be on Disney+ in North America when it airs, but it is still unknown as to how we will be watching it in Australian.

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