Published: Wed, September 19, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Loki, Scarlet Witch could get limited series on Disney streaming platform

Loki, Scarlet Witch could get limited series on Disney streaming platform

Unlike the Netflix shows, which go for street-level action with affordable names and eschew performers from the movies showing up, the aim for these new series would be to have the likes of Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen starring, with Marvel Studios retaining creative control and not handing them off to the TV department, with movie boss Kevin Feige having more say.

And if you're anxious about quality suffering like we've seen with so many of Marvel's other small screen efforts, don't, because Kevin Feige's said to be taking a hands-on role in each project, with Marvel Studios producing them for Disney. Moreover, though sources close to the production are staying mum on the cost of the programming, the budgets are expected to be hefty rivaling those of a major studio productions. 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. That means big budgets, big production values, and a big bet by Disney on consumer interest in its streaming service. While Disney has been quietly assembling content for its proprietary streaming service that will launch in late 2019, word has been mum on what kind of original Marvel content it would include. The films will focus more on the characters who have not received their own films, with Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and the rest not featured. Unlike the Marvel shows over on Netflix, these shows will have Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige heavily involved and they will feature the actors that played the characters in the movies. They will likely remain, produced under the Marvel TV brand, while the Disney Play shows will be considered the property of Marvel Studios. While these projects are still in the early stages, each series is expected to receive between six to eight episodes.

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At this time, it isn't known what the stories will be, or where in the MCU timeline they will air.

So what do you think folks? Would you want to see a House of M adaptation?

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