Disney's new streaming service to feature Loki and Scarlet Witch shows

Danny Woods
September 19, 2018

However, it's believed that these shows may be more closely tied in with the MCU, and may even star the actors who originated the roles: Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch. If they can swing that, it would be a huge game changer as far as Marvel TV entities go. But it was creative friction with Perlmutter that bolstered Feige's decision to reorganize his place in the company a few years ago.

From what we understand, the characters who have yet to receive their own movies are the ones being discussed for this new initiative. Additionally, while Marvel's Netflix series have budgets that reflect their characters' street-level roots, these new Marvel shows that Disney is developing won't shy away from the spectacle of their big screen counterparts.

This is all part of Disney's effort to rival the giant that is Netflix. It appears that Marvel's contribution will be in the form of "limited series" adaptations of familiar MCU characters, which is insanely smart.

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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The series are likely to be big budget ventures and run between six and eight episodes. And with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige at the helm, the quality will be very much up to the standard we've come to expect from the MCU movies. They're rolling cameras on various Disney streaming service-exclusive options, and they'll want to be launching the service with a bounty of content already loaded up and ready to consume. And what of Netflix's Marvel shows? With Feige's attachment to the shows, it means they will fall under the Marvel Studios production banner instead of Marvel TV that houses Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.as well as the various Marvel Netflix shows like Daredevil, Punisher, and Luke Cage.

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The report, for which Marvel and Disney had no comment, says that other popular superheroes who have yet to appear in their own solo movies will also likely get limited series.

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