The moment the various Marvel Netflix shows were leaving the streaming services, the internet was filled to the brim with theories. It seemed like a no-brainer that Disney regained the rights, but most believed it is heading to Hulu given it’s adult-themes. Suddenly, Canada is adding it to Disney+ without the Hulu equivalent Star. Rumors spread that the US will also get access through a new parental control option. After much speculation, Disney Plus has confirmed The Defenders series are joining the streaming service.
In a short teaser posted to social media this morning, Disney+ confirmed Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, The Defenders, The Punisher and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will debut on the service on March 16th. This aligns with the recent rumors on its addition, as they also reference the new parental controls which will be available on the same day. You can check out the teaser right here:
What a move by Disney, as the fact they are breaking away from the family-friendly content and including these series so close after they left Netflix is quite a telling move. We might also see more crossovers between Hulu and Disney+ content moving forward, especially when it comers to Marvel Studios wanting to expand beyond the PG-13 rating, such as with Deadpool 3. We might see many more new directions for the service in the near future.