Disney+ and Marvel - what can streaming do for the MCU?

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Marvel is set to benefit from the Disney+ streaming service considerably in wake of recent news.

Marvel fans rejoiced at the potential posed by Disney's forthcoming streaming service: Disney+. However, they have also recently discovered the unfortunate repercussions. Such Marvel shows as Daredevil, Iron Fist and Luke Cage were cancelled last year - this year, fans are saying farewell to The Punisher and Jessica Jones. The cancellation of these five series seems to signal that Netflix and Marvel have severed ties, which comes as no surprise when you hear of the latter's plans for Disney+. 

Earlier this year it was announced that Captain Marvel will be the first Disney+ exclusive film. Now, we are told to expect even bigger things of the streaming service, which is expected to launch late 2019. It's already shaping up to be a huge competitor for such services like Netflix, as Kevin Feige has recently confirmed that original content will be connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). 

In an interview with Comic Book, Feige - president of Marvel Studios - confirmed that their upcoming TV series will be connected to the MCU, with the studios' film and television content interrelating. During the conversation, he said that both films and series on the Disney+ streaming service "will be Marvel Studios productions. They will be entirely interwoven with both the current MCU, the past MCU, and the future of the MCU.” He also added that they wouldn't "...announce anything until post Avengers: Endgame or Spider-Man: Far From Home," in relation to new content. 

Despite this, we have already been enlightened of the studios' plans for a Loki television series, and also a Scarlet Witch/Vision series. So, it looks like we can already anticipate two exclusives from Disney+. In wake of such news, we can expect the service to provide us with both films and tv series which fall under the banner of the MCU; much more content for Marvel fans to absorb. We expect the service will prove just as beneficial for the future of Star Wars

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