We can’t wait to try out Disney+ for ourselves once it launches in the U.S. on November 12, but some international fans have already gotten the opportunity to test out Disney’s new streaming service. And after seeing some videos and screenshots of the platform, people are noticing something that seems a little strange: Disney+ suggests that Marvel shows aren’t part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Okay, hear us out: we’re big Marvel fans at Inside the Magic. We keep up with Marvel Studios news, love all the MCU films, and truly enjoy learning about what the Marvel team is coming out with next. So when we saw online that Disney+ could be hinting at the concept that its Marvel television shows aren’t actually part of the MCU, you could say we were a bit confused.
Fans have taken to social media to point out why it seems like Disney+ suggests there is a separation between the MCU and Marvel series. If you take a look at the image shared below, the Marvel Cinematic Universe section on Disney+ is separate from the Marvel Series and Specials section.
lmaoooo that distinction pic.twitter.com/VwJ4CqjUHn
— Charles Villanueva (@cfsvillanueva) September 15, 2019
This is a bit surprising for fans, considering how Marvel has continually shared how its series are connected to its films. And as avid viewers of Marvel films and programming, we have to agree that it’s confusing to see Marvel Series and Specials so separated from Marvel Cinematic Universe on the new streaming platform. New fans who are wanting to learn more about the MCU and who are relying on Disney+ for content may not realize just how connected Marvel television is to the Marvel films.
But it’s also important to note that this could simply be a way for the streaming service to organize its content. With so many Marvel films and shows, maybe it was hard for the Disney+ team to decide just how they would organize everything in a way that makes sense. Plus, Disney+ has yet to launch in the U.S., so the suggestion that the MCU is separate from Marvel series may not ring true once the streaming service makes its debut this fall.
We’re not exactly sure if Disney+ is intentionally trying to make a distinction between the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Marvel series, but if more information arises closer to the Disney+ launch date, we’ll keep you posted.
What’s your take on Disney+ when it comes to the MCU? Let us know in the comments!