Ant-Man and the Wasp is set to be Netflix's final Marvel movie

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We knew it was on the cards, but now Disney's plan to cut ties with Netflix in the lead-up to the launch of its own streaming service is officially in motion.

A report by The New York Times has revealed that starting with next year's Captain Marvel, all new Marvel Studios releases will appear on the as-yet-unnamed Disney-branded streaming service instead of Netflix. 

Based on this information, we can surmise that this year's Marvel releases, namely Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp, will probably still arrive on Netflix, but the latter will likely be the studio's last hurrah on the service. 

As for Netflix's Marvel-based originals, which include Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, NYT reports that there are “no current plans” to move the shows from their current home, according to a a Disney spokeswoman (though we already knew that).

It's no surprise that Disney is being so aggressive when it comes to securing exclusives for its streaming service – in May of this year, Netflix was momentarily worth more than the 95-year-old Walt Disney Company, which probably gave the Mouse House one heck of a wake-up call.