Do you like what you're seeing from Marvel on ABC and Netflix? Enjoying Star Wars: Rebels on Disney XD? Well, get ready, because a lot more could be coming our way.
During a conference call with investors, Disney CEO Robert Iger -- whose empire already controls TV and cable channels like ABC, ESPN, The Disney Channel and many more -- hinted that the company could possibly launch networks based around two of its cinematic crown jewels, Marvel and Star Wars.
Here's the quote from Iger, as reported by Daily Finance:
"We have said that with these channels and these brands -- ESPN, ABC, Disney, maybe even down the road something related to Star Wars and Marvel -- we do have an ability as a company to take product, specifically filmed entertainment, television, movies, directly to consumers."
To be sure, the quote is somewhat vague and open to interpretation. Does Iger mean Star Wars or Marvel-themed movie channels where the entire theatrical franchises air all the time? Or full-service TV networks boasting all-original programming? There are thousands of characters and books in the Marvel canon alone that may never make it to theater screens -- but could they find their way to a 24-hour Marvel network?
The mind reels at the possibilities. Again, this was just a comment that Iger threw out there, but it seems clear that Disney is thinking about something along these lines. Would you want to have Marvel or Star Wars channels on your cable box or streaming service?