ESPN's streaming service tops 2M subscribers: Disney CEO Bob Iger

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ESPN's streaming service tops 2M subscribers: Disney CEO Bob Iger

The third instalment of Deadpool risked becoming a squeaky-clean Disney movie following Marvel's absorption into the mass media conglomerate, but CEO Bob Iger is here to set the record straight.

Fun fact: the "+" in Disney+ stands for "more", obviously, but also not available on Netflix or Stan.

"We've had good relationships with some of those we're licensing to, notably EA, and the relationship on the Star Wars properties, and we're probably going to continue to stay on that side of the business and put our capital elsewhere", Iger said. So stream those Marvel movies on Netflix while you can.

In an earnings call Tuesday, Disney noted it's steering clear of returning to games development, reports Variety.

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).

With its plans to launch its own over-the-top video streaming service, Disney's preparing to change the way it invites people to journey to the Marvel Cinematic Universe from the comfort of their own homes.

"We have a number of creative engines across our company, many of which are dedicating their time and talents to develop content for the Disney+ platform", Iger said. It's left many wondering if Disney might be fed up with how fruitless the partnership has ben, and if we might get somebody else - like Disney themselves - making Star Wars games in the near future.

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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