Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Loki, Scarlet Witch and More Are Getting Shows on Disney Streaming Service

Loki Scarlet Witch Loki, Scarlet Witch, Other Marvel Heroes to Get Own TV Series on Disney Streaming Service (EXCLUSIVE)
| 19 September, 2018, 20:33

The plans are said to include a number of limited series using characters that haven't received their own stand alone movies.

Variety reported the news of Disney's wish to create these interconnected series and has revealed that two of the more exciting, but background characters in Loki and Scarlet Witch will be the subject of these new series with both Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen returning to star in their respective different series.

The likes of Loki, Scarlet Witch and other superheroes who have yet to appear in their own standalone movies are apparently in contention to receive their own limited series of six to eight episodes. Bigger characters, like Iron Man and Captain America, will remain firmly in the world of film, while the streaming shows focus on "second tier characters".

At this time, it isn't known what the stories will be, or where in the MCU timeline they will air. The potential to bring more Avengers characters to television may also prove to be a big selling point for Disney's streaming service. This possibly puts Netflix's Marvel shows at a disadvantage - all the might of the Marvel/Disney empire could be going towards the Disney Play Marvel shows, leaving the Marvel Netflix titles out in the cold.


The Marvel series are in early development and writers have yet to be attached to the projects.

In addition, the projects are coming from Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige, and not Marvel TV. Add in the fact that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is about to air its final season and Inhumans was D.O.A., and the writing seems to be on the wall. As companies such as Netflix and Amazon continue to grow their user base, Disney is trying to find a way to establish a toehold in the streaming revolution upending Hollywood. What's more, Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen are expected to reprise their roles. Though, if the effects of the snaps are undone in the fourth film, we could still see the Scarlet Witch's story continued in the TV series.

While a tentative release window has been set - sometime in 2019 - information and details regarding Disney's direct-to-consumer streaming service couldn't be seeping through any slower.

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