Why There'll Be No More Netflix Marvel TV Shows

Let's set the record straight.

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There's been a seismic shift in the world of Disney today, with the House of Mouse having taken the opportunity to announce that, not only will Rian Johnson be returning to direct an entirely new Star Wars Trilogy, but also that a new Star Wars TV series will be premiering on their own streaming service, set to be released in 2019.

One thing that has managed to slip underneath the radar, however, is that the company will be making a new Marvel show for their service too. Further to that was the announcement that Disney will be withdrawing all of their content from Netflix in two years' time. That means there won't be any MCU films, Disney features, or Star Wars projects on the streaming giant going forward.

While the implications of said move are still being debated today, confusion regarding the fate of the Marvel shows already on Netflix (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and the other one), has escalated in the hours since. Will Disney be taking them off Netflix? Will they cancel them altogether? The answer for us, thankfully, will come as a relief.

The good news is that the Netflix-Marvel deal will not, as things currently stand at least, be affected by Disney's burgeoning venture. The aforementioned series' (including the soon to be released Punisher), are all safe for now, and Vincent D'Onofrio has even already started rehearsing for Daredevil Season 3. There is nothing to suggest that this'll change in the coming weeks and months ahead.

There is one change that the move will bring however, and for fans hopeful of a Blade or Moon Knight Netflix series, it's not good.

While Netflix and Marvel Television have an agreement in place to finance and produce content for said streaming service, with the characters already in their library, reports have emerged today that new Marvel shows will no longer find a home there. That means that next week's Punisher could be the last addition to Netflix's Marvel library.

What's more troubling, however, is the fact that it's difficult to see any of Marvel's mature properties heading to an in-house Disney service. The only route left - so it would seem - would be through the big screen.

What do you make of the Netflix-Disney situation? Can you see yourself paying for yet another subscription service? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

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