Captain Marvel Movie Won't Release On Netflix, Nor Will Any 2019 Disney Film After It

The Disney exodus has begun.

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Disney has announced that Captain Marvel, scheduled to premiere in theaters on March 8, will be the first of the company's films to not come to Netflix. Instead, sometime after exiting theaters, Captain Marvel will debut on the upcoming Disney+ streaming service.

According to Deadline, Disney CFO Christine McCarthy predicts the decision to keep Captain Marvel, and all other 2019 Disney movies, off of Netflix will cut the company's operating income for the year by about $150 million USD. "What we're basically trying to do here is invest in our future," Disney CEO Bob Iger said. "It's almost the equivalent of deploying capital to build out our theme parks. This is a bet on the future of this business."

It's disappointing news for those who like having everything on Netflix, but the news comes as little surprise. And it's not as if we won't continue to get other new Netflix releases on a weekly basis.

No exact launch date has been confirmed for Disney+ as of yet, but the service is scheduled to release sometime in 2019. Disney+ will become the new streaming home for all of the company's existing movies and TV series, as well as the platform that hosts new content. Disney already has three new series scheduled for the service. All three will be live action, with one starring Tom Hiddleston reprising his MCU role of Loki, another focusing on Scarlet Witch and Vision, and the third acting as a prequel to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story that stars Diego Luna reprising his role as Cassian Andor.

Captain Marvel is now in theaters, and you can check out our end-credits scene breakdown for all the details on what that entails. We also have looks at Goose the cat and the MCU's version of Skrulls.

Captain Marvel is far from the only Disney movie scheduled for 2019, nor will it probably be the biggest. After Captain Marvel, Disney sees the debut of Toy Story 4, The Lion King, Avengers: Endgame, and a few other films. Avengers: Endgame will probably be the biggest superhero film of the decade, which concludes the overarching Infinity Stones-focused arc that began in 2008's Iron Man. Avengers: Endgame is scheduled to premiere April 26.

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Man, what is with companies trying to sign their own death warrants these days?

I doubt Disney is ever going to deal with the looming threat of going under but they're certainly trying to get there, lmfao.

All of these fragmented services picking at a corpse that's soon to be little more than bones, how the hell do Disney expect to keep up with demand for new content?

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Never planned to watch it anyway so.. ok. And as for the rest of the Marvel movies. I'm kind of burned out on super hero movies.

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Just encourages piracy.

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@MetalBoxFan: It works for that anyway. :)

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Not signing up for Disney. You need a lot of varied content to sustain a service. Bet after a period of time the cost to run the service etc. it will shift elsewhere. In Australia Stan has picked up the marvel rights. It's a dead service I was on it for 6 months they rarely got anything new.

Looks like Blu ray when it's 3 for $40 sale.

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Streaming services are becoming so saturated it's getting ridiculous. Who the hell is going to pay for a service to watch Disney programs, a service to watch CBS programs, a service to watch NFL, a service to watch NHL, a service to watch Hallmark movies, BBC, ABC, AMC, HBO, DC Universe etc. etc. etc. Maybe instead of selling all these single streaming services, they can bundle them together. They can call it, oh I don't know, Cable?

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@bdrtfm: But this is what people have been begging for for so long: decentralized TV so you can pick and choose what channels you want. Now that we are finally getting it people are lamenting having lost cable

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hope this wont apply to Europe.. it probably will

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As long as they don't put a similar kaibosh on Redbox, I don't care.

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That's fine, I'm only gonna go see it once for continuity reasons since I'm so invested in the MCU. Not a fan of Brie Larson, something about her acting just seems off.

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Well since Im a marvel movie fan, Ill continue to purchase the ones I like on Bluray. There is zero chance that I would or will ever subscribe to another streaming service like that. Mostly because of variety and content that actually appeals to me, which Disney does not do really. Six months of the streaming service will equal me buying the only movies Disney is bringing out that I actually want to see.

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@goobermcdermit: And this is the real issue here. Disney's Marvel movies aren't going to sustain a network. Blu-Ray movies are $20 on average nowadays, and it's not like they're putting them out every other month. Do they have enough of an output to justify them over Netflix or Hulu?

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@YukoAsho: The entire Disney catalogue + the entire 20th Century Fox catalogue + newly developed content for the service. That is a ton.

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All the various companies are doing now is creating fragmentation and leads to more piracy. Piracy actually went down as people could get the shows and films for cheap streaming on Netflix. Now like cable, all the companies see the big dollars and are trying to get some pie.

I personally will NEVER give Disney a single dollar ever again.

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@suprsolider: Good luck with that; Disney has their hand in everything.

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I suspected something when Disney said "Antman and the Wasp" will be the last Marvel movie on Netflix.

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To many streaming services.

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@gwynbleidd_91: And so many legal complications when it comes to content in different countries. What's on Netflix USA isn't necessarily on Netflix UK or AUS

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@gwynbleidd_91: So dang true guess I will not be seeing that movie online, I will just get the Blu-ray or DVD. I been a Netflix customer for many years and I will stay with them until the fee is too high.

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The only way I'll subscribe to the Disney service is if they resurrect the Netflix Marvel series (Daredevil).

Otherwise I'll continue cherry-picking the movies I want on Blu-Ray.

Not paying for another of these services.

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@Richardthe3rd: Physical media will be gone before too long. Stores are giving fewer and fewer allocations to shelving space and studios are shifting away from disc-based media. Big boxes just pulled music from stores; movies are obviously next

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@ticktockman1979: misspoke when I emphasized importance of blu ray/physical. I'm just fine with buying digital a la cart and not paying monthly fees for a sub. Hopefully Disney doesnt force the issue.

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@ticktockman1979: Once 4K digital movies become mainstream, even I won’t care about how movies on discs look better than their digital versions. Bluray 1080p is still a noticeable improvement over digital 1080p, but the convenience is starting to grow on me.

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And here, we see the reason streaming won't completely wipe out purchasing.

All these companies want your $15/month, but there's only so much money to go around. How many people are going to have subs to every single subscription out there, especially as the fragmentation increases, as is almost assured?

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@YukoAsho: Same reason why I think all these upcoming game streaming services will kill each other off before it's begun.

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@gamingdevil800: Yep, the market is becoming too fragmented. Most people are willing to only pay for one streaming service, maybe two max. I'm personally not willing to add another one into the mix

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@nabinator: Pretty much. Netflix and Hulu together's pushing it, especially if you have other entertainment subs (sports, XBL/PS+, etc). Three? Four? That's stretching it.

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@YukoAsho: In Australia we also have Stan, an australian streaming service that's pulled a lot of content from Netflix over the years. And then Foxtel's version now. So we have these stupid streaming services competing over content and consumers are being tugged in different directions as movies/shows switch providers. Its getting stupid, and I'm only willing to pay for one right now. Netflix is barely worth the fee, and it's only increasing.

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@nabinator: I guess we all should have known it was going to happen. Netflix was a great system, but everyone wants 100% of the profits from their works, so now the splintering begins.

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@YukoAsho: Disney owns a majority stake in Hulu. They’re pushing for a Disney/Hulu pairing being all you really need

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@ticktockman1979:

Didn't know that, but still, to the customer that's going to be two separate subs.

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@YukoAsho: Sub, binge watch, cancel, repeat.

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@lunchbox2042: I wonder how that'll work... There's only so many real must-watch shows coming out at any one time. It'll be interesting to see if Disney especially wants to hold things back as network exclusive (no theater, disc or TV) to hold off Netflix and Hulu.

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Turns out the main reason Netflix canceled their Marvel shows is because they all saw viewership declines in the 60%+ mark. The reason why The Punisher hasn't been canceled yet is because its decline was only 40%.

We were all thinking it was because of Disney, but no, looks like it was just viewers.

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@Barighm: Lol no, this is not the reason.

Every show declines anyway after the 1st season.

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@Barighm: No, it was Disney that cancelled them because it goes against Disney having an online service if one can view it on Netflix. Disney owns the Marvel license and can pull the license. The Punisher is in it's last season on Netflix by the way and will be going to Disney as well.