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Disney takes Instagram to court to catch the latest Marvel leaker

the falcon and the winter solider sam wilson shield hqAnthony Mackie in Marvel’s Disney+ show “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”

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  • Disney wants to unmask an Instagrammer who leaked portions of its new “Captain America” film.
  • So it wants to subpoena Instagram. 
  • Bob Iger has pledged to reduce Marvel’s output to focus on quality. 

Disney isn’t taking its latest leaks lying down.

The company and its Marvel subsidiary want to subpoena Instagram to obtain the identity of an account holder who’s leaked portions of its upcoming “Captain America: Brave New World” film, according to a petition filed in federal court.

The subpoena request was first reported by Torrent Freak.

The account @canwegetsometoast has 15,000 followers on Instagram and is known for leaking footage of superhero movies. Now, Disney and Marvel want to get to the bottom of who’s behind the account.

“The purpose for which this subpoena is sought is to obtain the identities of the alleged infringer(s) who have exploited MVL’s exclusive rights in its copyrighted works,” reads a court declaration from Disney’s VP of global security and content protection Matthew Slatoff.

The studio has taken great pains to protect its IP in the past, according to The Wrap. Last year, it issued a copyright takedown to Google after the script for “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” was shared on Reddit. The script was removed.

Disney, Marvel, and Instagram’s parent company, Meta, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.

Disney chief Bob Iger unveiled this month the company’s plans for Marvel during an earnings call: quality over quantity.

The only MCU movie set for release this year is “Deadpool & Wolverine.”

“Brave New World” was initially supposed to premiere this month, but was pushed to February 2025.

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