Marvel Studios just made Disney+ history by bringing their three latest streaming episodes to YouTube.
After a mixed response to Phase 4, Marvel Studios is currently rethinking its approach to the MCU going forward, incl “quality control” and “re-evaluation of future releases” who are on their way.
This even affects the nearest Disney+ releases of the MCU, as many upcoming series have apparently been pushed back to 2023.
The delays are apparently part of a long-term plan to slow the franchise down and release fewer shows in general.
Marvel brings Disney+ episodes to YouTube
On February 10, Marvel Studios kicked off Phase 5 with the release of its final three episodes. Legends recap of the series on Disney+ as part of the new Season 2 label.
These three episodes focused on “Ant-Man,” “The Wasp,” and “Hank & Janet” getting audiences up to speed before Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Now, Disney officially released these episodes on Marvel Entertainment’s YouTube channel for free viewing just a day before Quantum hits theaters on February 17th.
House of Mouse shared footage from three installments to celebrate its YouTube debut. You can read and watch below:
Episode 1: Ant-Man
LEGENDS traces the big and small moments that turned Scott Lang into Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Scott faces powerful opponents, meets the love of his life, and becomes the father he was meant to be. And Ant-Man ends up providing the key to defeating Thanos and saving the universe. He’s a pretty big deal.
Episode 2: The Wasp
Hope’s overprotective father, inventor Hank Pym, protected the operation throughout his life. But when the Pym Particles fell into the wrong hands, Hope reluctantly trained a thief named Scott Lang to become Ant-Man. In time, Hope donned the suit and wings herself and became The Wasp. LEGENDS follows Hope’s journey that leads her to fight alongside the Avengers.
Episode 3: Hank & Janet
Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne were the original Ant-Man and The Wasp, but after an epic show of courage, Janet disappeared forever… or so Hank thought. LEGENDS follows Hank’s journey as he transforms from a dedicated scientist to an overprotective father. In the end, Hank and his daughter rescued Janet from the quantum realm with the help of burglar-turned-hero Scott Lang, and the remarkable family was reunited.
Why did Marvel only put Disney+ episodes on YouTube
Disney’s decision to release these three episodes on YouTube for free is significant because it marks Marvel’s first Disney+ release to be available outside of the platform.
Star Wars recently made a similar, albeit more exciting, move when it premiered And or and The Mandalorian on cable television.
Make Legends Free access isn’t bad for Disney, since Disney+ subscribers likely aren’t signed up just for that. If anything, this will probably help you pay more attention Legends and Disney+, as well as of course Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
During major releases, social media creators often produce their own recap content to get the general public up to speed. So it makes sense that Marvel Studios would allow everyone to access their versions for free.
Disney and Marvel Studios are clearly eager to make a splash by changing Legends to YouTube because they have an official press release released with them.
The viewership these three episodes attract will likely determine whether this decision is repeated in future MCU releases, including the next one, which will presumably be a Disney+ release. Secret attack.
All 29 episodes Marvel Studios Legends now streaming on Disney+.