The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions in the film industry, with film releases being delayed or moved to streaming platforms. One question that has been on the minds of Marvel fans is whether future Marvel movies will go straight to Disney Plus, the popular streaming service owned by Disney.
What is Disney Plus?
Disney Plus is a subscription-based streaming service that offers a wide range of content from Disney’s extensive library, including movies and TV shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. It was launched in November 2019 and quickly gained popularity due to its exclusive content and affordable pricing.
Will Marvel movies go straight to Disney Plus?
The short answer is no. While some films have been released on Disney Plus due to the pandemic (such as Mulan), it is unlikely that future Marvel movies will go straight to the streaming service. This is because Marvel movies are big-budget blockbusters that rely heavily on box office revenue to recoup their production costs.
Marvel Studios’ president Kevin Feige has confirmed that their upcoming films will be released in theaters first before being made available on other platforms. In an interview with Collider, Feige stated that “the theatrical experience is our bread and butter. Like [director] Christopher Nolan says: we’re for cinema.”
What about Marvel TV shows?
While Marvel movies are unlikely to go straight to Disney Plus, the same cannot be said for their TV shows. Disney Plus has already released several original series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), such as WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
These shows have been well-received by both fans and critics alike and have helped expand the MCU in new directions. They also serve as a way for fans to get their fix of superhero action while waiting for the next big-screen release.
In summary, while it is unlikely that Marvel movies will go straight to Disney Plus, fans can still look forward to new and exciting content from the MCU on the streaming service. As the world slowly recovers from the pandemic, it is reassuring to know that we can still enjoy our favorite superheroes on both the big and small screens.