Disney has been firing on all cylinders to make their upcoming streaming service stand out in the crowd, and the most recent news should excite any longtime Marvel fan. It was just reported from Variety that smaller MCU characters such as Loki and Scarlet Witch will be getting their own tv series exclusive to the service.
The shows are said to be limited with only 6 to 8 episodes for each and will focus on second-tier characters that haven’t had and likely won’t have a standalone movie in the future. The only shows reported to be in development at the moment are for fan-favorites Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). The big-name actors will reprise their roles for the small screen, which is expected for each show.
Unlike the other Marvel shows (Daredevil, Agents of Shield, etc.) which fall under the Marvel TV brand, these limited series are said to fall under the Marvel Studios brand, meaning they will be much more connected to the movies than the other shows in the MCU. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is reported to be playing a big role in the development of these shows.
The budget is also said to rival that of a major studio production, meaning no aspect of these characters should be lost in their series. It is evident that Disney is pulling no punches to make their streaming service the best it can be.
It is unknown at this time if the shows will take place chronologically with the movies or if they take place years in the past or future. So, no, this doesn’t confirm that Loki is still alive.
The streaming service is expected to launch at some point late 2019.
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