Published: Thu, September 20, 2018
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Loki and other Marvel heroes look set for their own TV shows

Loki and other Marvel heroes look set for their own TV shows

The Disney streaming service is expected to launch next fall.

Disney's new streaming service has just made a huge statement to its rivals, and connection to its Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the announcement of MCU mini-series.

Yesterday, it was reported that Marvel Studios was producing Loki and Scarlet Witch shows for Disney's upcoming streaming service and fans have taken to social media to share their reactions.

Another important note from the report is that the new shows will focus on "second-tier" MCU characters, not topline ones like Captain America and Iron Man who have previously have their own movies.

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. He now reports directly to Disney's Alan Horn and was able to dissolve the meddling "creative committee." Loved Letitia Wright as Shuri in "Black Panther"?

Very few of the Marvel TV series have featured characters from the films despite the shared MCU landscape.

The company has a lot of existing deals with Netflix and other companies, so they can't pull everything under their umbrella right away, no matter how much they might want to.

This is all part of Disney's effort to rival the giant that is Netflix. Streaming is the future, and Disney is exhausted of letting Netflix get all the glory. Each series is expected to include six to eight episodes.

There could be plenty more to come, too. And it gets even more exciting because to make it really integrated, Marvel and Disney are going g to bring in actual MCU characters and actors to head up the new series.

Well, Disney is ready to change all that.

Well this is interesting news.

When all is said and done, the Avengers shows could be the streaming service's most ambitious project both in terms of their scope and budget.

The Marvel shows certainly make sense as an audience drive to the platform, but it does raise the question of where this will leave Netflix's Marvel universe and shows like Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

What do you think?

Just because we have heard of only these two characters does not mean Marvel doesn't have more plans for other characters further down the line.

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