Posted Wed Sep 19, 2018 at 08:10 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
Big screen Marvel heroes and villains are set to hit the studio's new streaming platform.
According to a report by Variety, Marvel is developing new shows focused on its Marvel Cinematic Universe characters for Disney's upcoming streaming service. The MCU series will join the previously announced Star Wars show from Jon Favreau.
Though the studio has not confirmed the news, Variety's report indicates that Marvel's plan centers on several limited series starring MCU heroes and villains who have not already had their own standalone films. This includes shows about Loki and Scarlet Witch with Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olson expected to reprise their roles. With that said, major characters like Iron Man and Captain America who have already starred in their own movies will not be featured on the streaming platform.
The potential series are expected to feature six to eight episodes each and will likely carry big budgets similar to major studio productions. Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige are also expected to be directly involved in the shows' development.
Full details on Disney's streaming service have not been revealed yet, but the platform is set to launch in the fall of 2019. Beyond the Marvel and Star Wars shows, other series reportedly planned for the service include a Monsters Inc show and a High School Musical project.
Likewise, movies expected to premiere on the platform include Don Quixote, Stargirl, Togo, Lady and the Tramp, The Paper Magician, 3 Men and a Baby, Sword and the Stone, Timmy Failure, Magic Camp, and Noelle.
Outside of streaming news, Marvel recently released the first trailer for its upcoming Captain Marvel film. The movie is set to hit theaters on March 8, 2019.
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