Captain Marvel Will Stream Exclusively On Disney+ In The U.S.

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Well, on a recent earnings call, the CEO of Disney Bob Iger assured investors that Disney plans on keeping Deadpool rated R in the United States, and that R-rated movies (and films rated at least 15 in the UK) will continue to be a part of the company's plan. 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". Way back in 2017, he answered a similar question by saying "We think there might be an opportunity for a Marvel-R brand for something like Deadpool".

Iger said he intends to "respect traditional windows", including Hulu (of which Disney will soon own 60%).

Disney's betting big on Captain Marvel, not only in theaters, but as it prepares to launch its new streaming service. While they are aiming for a "pretty heavily weighted to internally sourced versus externally sourced" in the long run, he said, the company needs third parties to ramp up: "We are buying certain products from the outside opportunistically", said Iger. Except it will have exclusive countless blockbusters from the Marvel, Lucasfilm, Jim Henson, Pixar, National Geographic and Fox catalogs - something that Netflix can't touch.

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The streaming service's subscriber base has roughly doubled since last September, when ESPN last disclosed specifics. Even though many of Disney's games that have been published in the past reached vast numbers in terms of sales, past titles like the aforementioned Disney Infinity and others like Epic Mickey were always rather well-received critically.

Disney will preview Disney+ to investors at a meeting on April 11, but the company has not announced when the service will launch for the public or how much it will cost.