'Captain Marvel' will be the first Disney Plus exclusive Marvel movie

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Disney CEO Bob Iger said that yesterday at the company's quarterly earnings call. "We've bought companies, we've sold companies, we've bought developers, we've closed developers", Iger said in comments grabbed by Variety. It's been awesome seeing some of the biggest movies of the year available for streaming not too long after we saw them in the theater (recent examples include Incredibles 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story). The family-friendly service, which will include original movies and TV shows from Disney's Marvel, Pixar, and other brands, is scheduled to debut later this year. Does that mean it's leaving Netflix for Disney+?

Iger also said that Disney was looking "more aggressively at worldwide rollouts of Hulu" once it increased its stake in the streaming outfit as a result of its acquisition of Fox's entertainment business.

The revelation that Captain Marvel won't make it to Netflix this year came during Disney's investor call on Tuesday. No matter where you now stream Disney movies, you can expect them to only be available on Disney+ beginning with Captain Marvel.

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"In terms of making decisions about where content goes, since we are betting on this direct-to-consumer business long-term we obviously need to fuel it with intellectual property", he said.

This suggests that, should Disney follow through on this tease of potential R-rated pics outside of the Deadpool series, the films won't feel like standard Disney fare such as Frozen or Aladdin or The Lion King (not that anyone was really expecting a violent new take on an animated classic).

Disney will preview Disney+ to investors at a meeting on April 11, but the company has not announced when the service will launch for the public or how much it will cost.

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