Marvel Cinematic Universe spoiler-heavy speculation thread

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by bbjeg, Apr 6, 2014.

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What grade would you give the Marvel Cinematic Universe? (Ever-Changing Question)

  1. A+

    15.9%
  2. A

    39.1%
  3. A-

    13.0%
  4. B+

    5.8%
  5. B

    14.5%
  6. B-

    4.3%
  7. C+

    1.4%
  8. C

    4.3%
  9. C-

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. D+

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. D

    0 vote(s)
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  12. D-

    0 vote(s)
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  13. F

    1.4%
  1. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    Probably just before release. It strikes me as being similar to the contract terms when I sell an original work of fiction to a magazine, say -- part of what they pay for is the exclusive publication rights for a finite period of time, so I can't republish the story elsewhere until the exclusivity period (which can be as little as a month after publication but is typically more like 6 or 12 months) has expired. So I doubt it's even an "embargo," just a normal exclusivity window, albeit a long-ish one.
     
  2. Marsden

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    I don't think 2 years is that long considering the prep work involved for starting up a new series, but I'm not a creator, just a viewer.
     
  3. Anwar

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    Congrats to Black Panther on 2 Oscars so far!
     
  4. theenglish

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    I also wonder whether the two year wait would refer to all shows or if it applies to each show individually. For example, Luke Cage is already over half a year old, and it has been nearly six months since Iron Fist was released.
     
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  5. Christopher

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    If it's analogous to the exclusivity periods in my writing contracts as I mentioned up above, then it would be 2 years after the release of each distinct work.
     
  6. Turtletrekker

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    Turtletrekker Vice Admiral Admiral

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  8. crookeddy

    crookeddy Commodore Commodore

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    So what would Disney do with full control of Hulu, given that they have Disney+?

    One possibility is more adult-centric content (similar to the Netflix shows). The question is, would they still allow the other networks to use the platform? If not, this would be a huge loss to the consumer market...
     
  9. Turtletrekker

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    Apparently, Warner only has a 10% stake. Also, haven't I read that Warner's is planning to start up its own streaming service ala Disney and CBS?
     
  10. crookeddy

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    CW seed? ;-)
     
  11. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Well I don't claim to have an infallible memory, I could swear that I read that once the Arrowverse shows leave Netflix, that they would be going to a Warner service rather than the DC service.
     
  12. crookeddy

    crookeddy Commodore Commodore

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    Ugh, I need to catch up before that happens.
     
  13. The Nth Doctor

    The Nth Doctor Infinite Possibilities... Premium Member

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    You get a streaming service and you get a streaming service and you get a streaming service!

    I'm honestly surprised cable still exists at this point with so many steaming services popping up. What's worth even getting from cable anymore? AMC, FX, ESPN, a travel channel, and a cooking channel? I honestly don't know since I haven't had cable in many years.
     
  14. crookeddy

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    AMC has a streaming service as does ESPN. For me it's only RSN's keeping me around.
     
  15. Turtletrekker

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    So does the BBC. It's the only place to see classic Doctor Who anymore.
     
  16. The Nth Doctor

    The Nth Doctor Infinite Possibilities... Premium Member

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    Oh, that's right, I knew ESPN had one, but I didn't know AMC had one.

    So yeah...cable is going to be dead very soon.

    That and the occasional Twitch marathon.
     
  17. Enterprise is Great

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  18. crookeddy

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    Well, only CBS and AMC have streaming services for current shows AFAIK? Everything else is just original and vintage programming, but nothing from current seasons currently on TV?
     
  19. fireproof78

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    I think Disney has launched theirs.
     
  20. crookeddy

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    Disney+ has current season ABC and Disney channel shows?