Disney announced that Captain Marvel, slated to debut in theaters on March 8, will be the first of the company's films not to come to Netflix. Instead, sometime after leaving the theaters, Captain Marvel will make his debut on the upcoming Disney + streaming service.
According to the Deadline, Disney's chief financial officer Christine McCarthy predicts that the decision to keep Captain Marvel and all other Disney 2019 films out of Netflix will reduce the company's operating profit for the year by about $ 150 million . "What we're basically trying to do here is to invest in our future," said Bob Iger, Disney's CEO. "It's almost the equivalent of deploying capital to build our theme parks. That's a bet on the future of this business."
No exact release date has been confirmed for Disney +, but the service is scheduled to be released in 2019. Disney + will be the new broadcast for all of the company's movies and TV series, as well as the platform hosting new content. Disney already has three new series scheduled for service. All three will be live action, with a 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 starring Diego Luna reprise his role as Cassiano Andor.
Captain Marvel is far from the only Disney movie scheduled for 2019, and probably not the biggest. After Captain Marvel, Disney sees the premiere of Toy Story 4, The Lion King, Avengers: Endgame and a few other movies. Avengers: Endgame is likely to be the biggest superhero movie of the decade, which concludes the arc focused on the Infinity Stones that began in 2008, Iron Man. Avengers: Endgame is scheduled to premiere on April 26th.