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‘The Punisher’ & ‘Jessica Jones’ Canceled By Netflix; Latter’s 3rd Season Still To Air

“Marvel’s The Punisher will not return for a third season on Netflix,” Netflix confirmed today to Deadline. “Showrunner Steve Lightfoot, the terrific crew, and exceptional cast including star Jon Bernthal, delivered an acclaimed and compelling series for fans, and we are proud to showcase their work on Netflix for years to come,” the streamer added. – Dominic Patten, Deadline Hollywood » http://bit.ly/2BRfO23

Marvel’s ‘Loki’ Series Lands ‘Rick and Morty’ Writer (Exclusive)

Loki, one of the first series that Marvel Studios will be making for Disney’s streaming service, Disney+, has landed Michael Waldron as its point person. Waldron will write the pilot, act as show creator and exec produce the series. – Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter » http://bit.ly/2SQMnqy

Disney expects to take a $150 million hit as it cuts ties with Netflix

At the start, Disney+ will stream more than 5,000 hours of Disney-owned original films and TV shows, roughly 7,000 episodes of television and 500 movies, including a substantial backlog of Disney theatrical animated feature films, including many of the classics, along with live-action films and Pixar movies. – Robert Briel, Broadband TV News » http://bit.ly/2SEXhiS

Captain Marvel won’t stream on any service but Disney+

In an investors call on February 5th, Disney CEO Bob Iger told investors that Disney plans to forgo its current rate of $140 million year over year in licensing revenue, in favor of moving its currently licensed content to Disney+. He noted that Captain Marvel will be the first Disney movie that the company will completely withhold from its licensee partners. The news follows Disney’s decision in 2017 to stop licensing its films to services like Netflix. – Julia Alexander, The Verge » http://bit.ly/2SbPWIm

Hulu losses drag Disney as DTC push approaches

[In] the Direct-to-Consumer & International business line, losses from equity investees increased $159 million from a loss of $421 million to a loss of $580 million primarily due to a higher loss from investment in Hulu. The higher loss at Hulu was said to be driven by higher programming, labour and marketing costs, partially offset by growth in subscription and advertising revenue. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2W9vTs6
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