Are you a Marvel fan wondering if you can watch your favorite superhero movies on Netflix? The answer is not as simple as a yes or no. Let’s dive into the details.
Marvel Studios, owned by Disney, has produced and released numerous blockbuster movies based on Marvel Comics characters. These movies are collectively known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Netflix, on the other hand, is a streaming platform that offers a wide range of TV shows and movies for its subscribers.
The Deal Between Marvel and Netflix
In 2013, Marvel and Netflix signed a deal to produce four MCU-based TV shows exclusively for Netflix – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. This deal also included The Defenders miniseries featuring all four characters. These shows were well-received by both critics and audiences alike.
What About Marvel Movies?
While the above-mentioned TV shows are available on Netflix, the same cannot be said for MCU movies. In 2019, Disney announced its own streaming service called Disney+, which is now the home of all MCU movies along with other Disney-owned content.
There is still some hope for Marvel movie fans who also happen to be Netflix subscribers. Some MCU movies were previously available on Netflix before being removed due to expiring licenses. For instance, Avengers: Infinity War was available on Netflix in 2018 but was removed in 2020.
In summary, currently there are no MCU movies available on Netflix due to Disney’s move to its own streaming service. However, some movies may have been available previously and could potentially return in the future if licensing deals are made. For now though, if you want to watch all MCU movies in one place, Disney+ is your go-to option.