Loki, Scarlet Witch Shows In The Works For Disney Streaming Service

Brenda Watkins
September 19, 2018

According to Variety, "other beloved superheroes who have yet to appear in their own standalone movies" would also headline their own shows as part of the ambitious new strategy, but the shows would not feature top-tier Avengers who have already been the focus of film franchises. Like with the first season of Agent Carter, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is expected to take a hands-on role in the development of each series, with the budgets expected to be "hefty", not unlike a studio production.

Disney Play, as it's being called, is apparently the "biggest priority of the company during calendar [year] 2019" and to prove it, they've just announced that they'll be bringing some of Earth's Mightiest Heroes onto the streaming service.

Disney's planned streaming subscription service will have plenty of muscle behind it, if a new report from Variety turns out to be accurate. That shows just how committed Disney is to getting this streaming service beefed up with big content in order to attract subscribers.

That's not to say these prospective shows are going to be cheap. Disney is also developing movies - like a live-action Lady and the Tramp - and a $100 million Star Wars series from Jon Favreau.

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Storylines for each series are still being teased out, but Disney appears to be holding back some significant fire power for the big screen. Marvel and Disney declined to confirm Variety's report.

This news also comes as interest in Marvel TV's Netflix shows has waned considerably. They will likely remain, produced under the Marvel TV brand, while the Disney Play shows will be considered the property of Marvel Studios. Are you interested in seeing television shows about Loki and Scarlet Witch?

Good news for anyone anxious that Infinity War - spoiler alert for the three people and Clarence the movie-shy badger who hasn't seen the movie yet - might mean the true end of Loki, or who thought Scarlet Witch didn't have enough to do. With Feige directly involved in these productions, they will surely feel much more connected to the larger MCU, which should help attract more fans.

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