If there are any questions about the future of Netflix‘s Marvel series with the upcoming launch of Disney’s own streaming service, perhaps the new Marvel Netflix interface will lay those fears to rest. The service has created a new screen that showcases ‘Daredevil’, ‘Jessica Jones’, ‘Luke Cage’, ‘Iron Fist’, ‘The Punisher’ and ‘The Defenders’. As a user scrolls through, they can catch a glimpse of each of the heroes (with Elektra– Élodie Yung— representing ‘Defenders’). These figures are partially animated, so you get a feel for each character– for instance, Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is seen using her camera to snap pics, Iron Fist’s (Finn Jones) hand lights up, etc. If you stay on one character, a full trailer for that show will play.
Here’s a low quality image of the new menu screen:
A reddit user, r/marvelstudios, posted a low rez video of the different screens:
This remodel was done just in time for the release of ‘Daredevil’ season three on October 19 and follows the launch of NX, a Facebook group which is touted as “The Netflix space to live everything super, sci-fi, the fantastic, and beyond.”
Competition has intensified between the various streaming services as more and more of them have begun crowding the TV landscape. Netflix currently has 229 “Netflix Original” TV shows and movies. Compare that to the 250 that the service has commissioned and it’s clear that the service is looking to more than double its current lineup of originals.
Ampere Analysis’ Richard Cooper wrote:
“All the major players have been expanding the number of original commissions in the face of an increasingly competitive market. What’s interesting is the different audience profile that each of the [services] appear to be targeting with their originals content, suggesting they’re aiming at different niches within the SVOD market.”
True, Disney is launching its own service, but it will be family-friendly, so the explicit Netflix shows won’t be migrating over. In addition to season three of ‘Daredevil’, the second season of ‘The Punisher’ is ready to roll out and work has commenced on ‘Jessica Jones’ season three. Netflix hasn’t yet ordered additional installments of ‘Luke Cage’ or ‘Iron Fist’ but those seem likely, while Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb has stated that there are not currently plans for another ‘Defenders‘ but “It doesn’t mean that it’s off the table.”