There was a lot of concern when Disney announced that it was creating its own digital streaming service to compete with sites like Netflix and Hulu. Not only were netizens concerned that they'd have to spend even more so that they could watch Disney films by subscribing to Disney's new site instead of keeping to Netflix, Marvel fans also began to worry about the future of Marvel TV's various Netflix series like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders and The Punisher.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix's content chief, Ted Sarandos, has decided to address these concerns, weighing in on the implications of Disney's decision to create its own streaming service platform and pull out its content from Netflix before 2017.
"What Disney going direct to consumer means, I don't really know and I'm not positive that they do either. They've created some really killer brands. It's not that exclusive… Netflix has the Defenders."
According to Sarandos, though Disney does own Marvel Studios, the company doesn't outright own all of the brand's IPs. This means that Netflix would be able to keep its Marvel web series unless something changes in the show's licensing.
Guess that's a good thing for Marvel fans with Netflix subscriptions.
Marvel Netflix's newest series, The Punisher is currently available for streaming on Netflix.