Loki, Scarlet Witch TV Series Coming To Disney Play

Posted September 20, 2018

He's not alone either, as the report indicates that he and the Scarlet Witch will be the first two MCU characters to get their own "stand-alone" series, which are expected to go between six and eight episodes each and are likely to star original stars Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen. Actors Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen are expected to reprise their roles from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

It'll be interesting to see how the various limited series shape up: Loki is dead after Infinity War, and expected to stay that way, which would mean his series would have to be a prequel. One important note to stress is that at this point it doesn't sound like the Avengers who got their own movies, like Iron Man, will have spinoffs focused on them as part of this new series of projects. Marvel Studios will produce the shows and Kevin Feige, the guru of all things MCU, is expected to take a hands-on role in their development.

Disney's new streaming video service needs some heroes, but it's turning to some former Marvel villains who have been drawn to the light. Disney is also developing movies - like a live-action Lady and the Tramp - and a $100 million Star Wars series from Jon Favreau. 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.

Unlike the other Marvel TV shows, which are produced by ABC Studios and fall under the Marvel Television umbrella, these series will hail from Marvel Studios. We'll have to wait and see to find out how Marvel Studios will use Disney's service to expand the MCU-neither Marvel nor Disney are commenting on the story at the moment. Or let's go all out here, how cool would it be to explore the Hulk in a TV setting since Marvel cannot now make a stand-alone movie for him, again this could be set prior to Avengers in the MCU timeline. What about a Captain Marvel show detailing some of her antics between the new movies and Avengers 4?

This is a completely unexpected piece of news-with all of the projects that Marvel Studios is juggling, it's a wonder that they would have both the time and the budget to facilitate these extra projects.