Hot Deal Gone Cold
When Marvel and Netflix inked the original deal, it was set for five shows, starting withÂ Daredevil and continuing on with Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist,Â andÂ The Defenders. What started out as a very good deal â€“Â DaredevilÂ andÂ Jessica Jones had stellar freshmen outings â€“ slowly cooled over the last couple years as shows took a dive in quality. Itâ€™s likely things froze up completely when Disney decided not only to start its own competing streaming service, but to stop putting the eyeball-tugging Marvel movies on Netflixâ€™s gigantic streaming service.
This streaming war is starting to look like itâ€™s own Marvelâ€™s Civil War. On one side, you have the high-tech newcomer, Netflix, a company that accounts for 15 percent ofÂ all internet traffic at the minimum, and itâ€™s only that low because their compression algorithms are really good. On the other side is Disney, the old guard of motion picture media, around since before movies even had sound. And also the owner of basically everything you like. In addition to its own legendary catalog, Disney owns Marvel comics, Lucasfilm, Pixar, ESPN, and now the massive entertainment catalog of 21st Century Fox. FromÂ Ant-Man toÂ Zootopia.
In other words, if anyone can punch at Netflixâ€™s weight in a streaming war, itâ€™s Disney.
It seems, then, like Netflix and Disneyâ€™s disconnect has become mutual at this point.
Article source: https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/10/20/luke-cage-cancelled/