Disney is about to launch Disney+, it’s high-profile streaming service loaded with tons of movies from their past as well as several original titles. It’s all part of the House of Mouse’s plan to finally embrace the world of streaming while also taking on Netflix. Is the gamble going to pay off? All signs point to yes. There’s enough nostalgia built-in for Disney titles of the past, and interest in new original Star Wars and Marvel shows to draw a crowd. But a new profile details that putting all of this together ended up costing Disney and arm and a leg.
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Rather than release a standard press release listing all their titles, Disney+ is taking the long way around and running a seemingly never-ending thread full of everything you’ll be able to watch when the service launches next month. A bunch of the titles will be familiar to movie fans – Disney classics, from the so-called Disney Renaissance and beyond. But there are also several titles that just seem…well, fake. You can’t help but wonder if the poor unlucky social media employee tweeting all these out is slipping a few intentionally fictional movies and TV shows into the list just to see if anyone will notice.
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Three Netflix Marvel shows – Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Daredevil – have been cancelled for weeks, but several of the players involved continue to make those cancellations as difficult as possible for fans. Instead of outlining any of their actual intentions, the companies are content with speaking about these shows in vague enough terms to get fans’ hopes up about a potential resurrection.
The latest offender is Kevin Mayer, the newly-appointed head of Disney+, The Walt Disney Company’s new streaming service. Mayer says there’s a “possibility” that the new service will revive those shows…but that’s as far as he’s willing to go at the moment.
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Last night, Netflix cancelled Daredevil, leaving only Jessica Jones and The Punisher as the final Marvel shows on that streaming platform. But there have been some not-so-subtle hints that Daredevil will return in some capacity, so let’s look at the future of The Man Without Fear and address the speculation that the show might make the jump from Netflix over to Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+. Read More »