Marvel Entertainment President Addresses Company's Future with Netflix

Since 2015, Marvel Television has produced six shows for Netflix: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, and The Punisher. While all of these shows (except for Defenders) have been renewed for new seasons, Marvel’s future at Netflix has been unclear. Disney is launching its own streaming service next year, with a new Marvel show reportedly set there. And with Disney looking to acquire Fox (and thus, a majority of Hulu), the studio is expected to compete with Netflix. So, what does that mean for the Marvel shows?

Bloomberg published a piece on the vulnerability of superhero TV shows, and included is a comment from Marvel Entertainment president Dan Buckley, who had this to say about Marvel’s future with Netflix. “We obviously want the Marvel Television series currently on Netflix to have a long and lauded run.” As for future new shows, Buckley says that they will look at platforms and networks that will be the “best fit,” including Disney’s streaming service.

So, what it sounds like is that any Marvel Netflix original so far will stay on the platform. But if Marvel wants to make a new show (say Moon Knight or something), then they’ll likely look at other networks instead. This goes along with previous expectations since Disney announced its service.

Stay tuned for more news as we have it.

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of WOBAM! Entertainment.

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