Published: Fri, February 08, 2019
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

"Deadpool 3" Will Retain Its R-Ratedness Despite Disney Takeover

But once its theatrical run ends, you won't be able to catch it on Netflix. Per The Verge, Disney CEO Bob Iger told investors that Disney wants to move its licensed content to Disney+ and forgo its licensing revenue, which now totals $140 million. When answering a question about Disney's future with video games, Iger said, "We're good at making movies and television shows and theme parks and cruise ships and the like, we've just never managed to demonstrate much skill on the publishing side of games".

As it stands, the order itself is an exception to the initial rule as Iger confirmed that Disney's primary content strategy will be to focus on internally-sourced programming, starting with High School Musical, Monsters Inc, Marvel and Star Wars IPs.

Barron's Senior Editor Jack Hough and Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani on Disney's plans to compete against Netflix in streaming.

Disney's betting big on Captain Marvel, not only in theaters, but as it prepares to launch its new streaming service.

Iger told analysts that Disney's experience with ESPN+ had demonstrated the robustness of the BAMTech platform it had invested in, which he said had provided a stable platform on which to launch Disney+.

The Walt Disney Company (Disney) started the financial year 2019 on a strong note by smashing Wall Street expectations. "We're obviously mindful of the size of that business but over the years we've tried our hand at self-publishing, and we've found that we haven't been particularly good at the self-publishing side".

When the Disney+ streaming service was announced, the company teased a range of first-party properties in production from Star Wars to Marvel to Pixar.

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

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