Marvel Netflix Shows Coming To Disney Plus With Mature Rating

Marvel Netflix Punisher Disney Plus

Semi-revealed by Netflix last month, the start of March has seen the entire Netflix Marvel saga removed from the service, bringing an end to years of silence regarding the gritty team-up and leaving the six ground-level heroes without a home for the time being. In the wake of their departure, it seems Disney has wasted no time in announcing a brand new home for the aforementioned Defenders, with each officially coming to Disney Plus on March 16th.

The news was unveiled in a Disney press release, with Marvel-produced likes of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage Iron Fist, The Punisher, and The Defenders each confirmed to be added to the Disney Plus service in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, with the promise of more markets later this year. Joining the bunch is fellow Marvel show Agents of SHIELD, which also saw its leave during February’s Marvel Netflix exodus.

The countdown is on. Marvel’s Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, The Punisher, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. start streaming March 16 on #DisneyPlus.

— Disney+ (@disneyplus) March 1, 2022

Nearly all these Marvel shows feature no shortage of violence, mature language, and sexual content; qualities that are very much the norm for Netflix, but fly against the family-friendly image of Disney Plus. While this would be enough to expect some level of censorship from the “house of mouse,” it appears Disney is actually aiming to keep these adult themes intact for their re-debut, rolling out a brand new Parental Control feature for the occasion.

As per Disney, March 16th will see viewers prompted to update their Parental Controls upon logging in, enabling the option to view content rated above TV-14 in Disney Plus. This newly-added feature suggests The Punisher’s penchant for mowing down baddies, Jessica Jones’ heavy themes of abuse, and Luke Cage’s (ahem) “ladies man status” will continue to feature a TV-MA rating with Disney Plus, the same as it was under the Marvel Netflix brand.

The addition of all these Marvel shows is undoubtedly exciting for Marvel fans as it places them under the same roof as MCU films as well as original Disney Plus programming like WandaVision and Loki. Fans had already seen connections made to the former Marvel Netflix shows ahead of time, with Daredevil villain Wilson Fisk looming large in the Hawkeye series and a cameo of the “Devil of Hell’s Kitchen” himself during Spider-Man: No Way Home.

With Netflix’s licensing rights for The Defenders and Agents of SHIELD officially expired, this new wave of content brings Marvel Studios that much closer to hosting all Marvel content under the Disney Plus banner, with the Sony-produced Spider-Man movies being the clearest outliers at this point. However, as Disney Plus lifts its purely family-friendly limitations, mature content like Deadpool and Logan are now also contenders to make the jump next.

​What do you think? Are you excited to see the former Marvel Netflix shows brought over to Disney Plus, or are you simply wondering if this means more seasons of Daredevil are now in the cards? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day!​

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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his biweekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.


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