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Marvel Netflix Shows & Updated Parental Controls Coming to Disney+ in US This Month

March 1, 2022 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Daredevil - The Defenders, Marvel Netflix Image Credit: Marvel Studios

As previously reported, the older run of Marvel Netflix shows would be leaving the streaming service at the end of February. The Walt Disney Company has now confirmed where the shows would end up, now that the character and streaming rights have returned to Disney. All five of the previous Marvel Netflix shows will now be coming to Disney+ starting March 16.

That wasn’t the only part of today’s landmark announcement by Disney. The streaming service is going to add updated parental control to the U.S. version of the app as well to coincide with the launch of the previous Marvel Netflix shows later this month.

This will include Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, and The Punisher. Additionally, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD will also be joining the Disney+ lineup.

With the new parental controls, all U.S. subscribers will be able to set up the service using enhanced content ratings and PIN Protection. The new Parental Controls in the U.S. will prompt all subscribers to update their settings.

Disney Streaming President Michael Paull said on today’s announcement: “Disney+ has served as the home for some of the most beloved brands in the industry, and the addition of these live-action shows brings more from the Marvel brand together, all in one place. We have experienced great success with an expanded content offering on Disney+ across our global markets and are excited to continue that here in the U.S. as well by offering our consumers not only great content with the new Marvel additions, but also a set of features that help ensure a viewing experience most suitable for them and their family.”

The Marvel shows being added to Disney+ will first be available in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand on March 16. The shows will be available across all other Disney+ markets later this year.

The addition of the previous Netflix streaming shows to Disney+ is a major move, as it shows that Disney is willing to allow more adult-themed and older-skewing content on its service, which was previously packaged and marketed as a family-oriented product.

The new updated Parental Controls also mean that Disney+ is now willing to allow age-restricted content above a TV-14 rating on the service. This potentially opens the door to Disney+ showcasing and exploring more R-rated and TV-MA material, along with new Marvel TV or film projects that would likely skew to an older demographic, ie new seasons of Daredevil and The Punisher or Deadpool.

Now, Marvel fans will be able to get their fix on all the live-action shows in the same place.

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