Tom Hiddleston's Loki Among MCU Characters Getting Own TV Series on Disney Streaming Service: Report
Variety is a pretty trusted source, so "Avengers" fans should feel free to get their hopes up fairly high.
According to Variety, Disney's upcoming streaming service "is in early development on an ambitious plan for a number of limited series centered on popular characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. These series will likely include shows centered on Loki and the Scarlet Witch, along with other beloved superheroes who have yet to appear in their own standalone movies."
Variety added that the original MCU stars -- including Tom Hiddleston as Loki, and Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch -- are expected to play the characters in the Disney streaming shows. Each show is expected to have six to eight episodes, the site added, and Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige is expected to have a hands-on role in each show's development.
Sounds pretty awesome from here.
It's not clear if, say, Loki's series would be a prequel set before "Avengers: Infinity War" or if fans should REALLY get their hopes up and it's set after the events of "Infinity War" and maybe also "Avengers 4."
Insiders emphasized to Variety that "Avengers" characters/stars that have gotten their own movies will not get their own series. This will focus on "characters who have served as second tier characters in the MCU."
It may also be a sign that these characters will not get their own standalone movies. But what about a character like Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan)? Would he get his own series on the Disney streaming service, or will Marvel Studios give him his own standalone series at some point in one of the next MCU phases?
At any rate, this Disney streamer just keeps sounding better -- and yet worse to our wallets. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO, etc. Can we get a streaming tax break? There's no word yet on when the Marvel series would start production or premiere. The Disney streamer itself doesn't even have an official launch date, other than 2019. But last we heard, Netflix will stop getting Disney/Marvel family shows starting with "Captain Marvel."
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