And according to Disney, their relationship with EA is solid, which means that licence is unlikely to go elsewhere for now. 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. "We've bought companies, we've sold companies, we've bought developers, we've closed developers", Iger said in comments grabbed by Variety.
While the news isn't quite as surprising as the sudden cancellation of most of Netflix's MCU shows (we knew Disney would start to consolidate eventually), it does reflect just how serious Disney is about securing a spot within the streaming space that potential customers might take seriously.
Vatican clarifies Pope's statement on sexual abuse of nuns
The congregation of nuns dissolved under Benedict was the Sisters Mariales d'Israel, a spokesman for the parent order said. Pope Francis (R) leads mass for an estimated 170,000 Catholics at an Abu Dhabi sports stadium on February 5, 2019.
However, Iger's comments do offer fans anxious about Deadpool's fate in the new Disney-Marvel some major relief.
Iger hedged a little in terms of long-term plans, though, saying that the larger strategy is focused on producing original content but that third-party content will be part of the launch strategy later this year. While Stan has the rights to stream Marvel content in Australia, there has been no official confirmation as to if Captain Marvel will be available on the streaming service if Disney+ is not in Australia at that point. Disney's other branded streaming service, named Disney+, will launch later this year and feature content from Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and other owned properties.
Overall, Disney revenues were slightly down at US$15.3 billion, hit by a 27% decline in studio entertainment sales, only partially offset by a 7% uptick in media networks revenues and a 5% increase in parks and consumer products.