Disney is reportedly planning to make standalone series centered on two popular characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tom Hiddleston’s Loki and Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch for its own upcoming streaming service.
According to a report coming from Variety, some other popular MCU characters that have yet to appear in their own solo movies will also likely get limited series. So, this means the upcoming shows would not feature the main Avengers including Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America who have already been the focus of film franchises.
Each series will likely span up to six to eight episodes. Marvel Studios will produce the shows, with Kevin Feige having a hands-on role in their development. While Marvel and Disney are yet to confirm the reports, the cost of making the shows is expected to be hefty rivaling those of a major studio production and even bigger than the most expensive shows on television, like HBO’s Game of Thrones and Netflix’s The Crown. No writers are currently attached for the series.
Notably, the news of Loki and Scarlet Witch getting their own shows has garnered a mixed reaction from Twitter users. While some are already excited about the upcoming shows, others aren’t interested in them. You can check out their reactions below.
Talking more about Disney’s new streaming app, called Disney Play, it is expected to begin service in fall 2019. The app will feature Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars TV series, which will reportedly cost $100 million for its first season.
The Disney streaming app will offer a variety of projects tied to Disney’s Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and Disney-specific properties including approximately 7000 episodes of television and 500 movies. Its 2019 film slate includes big-budget flicks like Captain Marvel, Toy Story 4, Frozen 2, Star Wars: Episode IX, and live-action remakes of Dumbo and The Lion King. The app’s annual subscription cost is expected to be far less than Netflix’s $8.99 base fee.
LOKI AND SCARLET WITCH GETTING THEIR OWN SHOWS IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF 2018
— 🍂🎃 (@royalwheelers) September 19, 2018
— MFernanda (@mfernandapaez) September 19, 2018
Scarlet Witch, Loki, and other heroes will get their own tv shows with the new Disney streaming service! Supposedly the actors who play the characters will reprise their role and each show will be at least 6-8 episodes long. They got me. I'm going to have the buy the service.
— にゆーにー (Newnie) (@NewniverseINT) September 19, 2018
Loki and Scarlet Witch coming to Disney Play app. DC Universe app be like… 😂 pic.twitter.com/wRBkYPROUK
— Matt McGloin (@mattmcgloin) September 19, 2018
I am legitimately all for this. It absolutely gives me even more of a reason to subscribe to Disney Play. Now all they need to do is have a Spider-Man series that takes place in between the films and we’ll be all good 👌👌 https://t.co/dbx0PJWYgW
— Alec Thorn (@TheAlecThorn) September 19, 2018
— William Brackin (@Brackintology) September 19, 2018
you think I’m gonna pay X amount of dollar for a Disney streaming service just to watch Tom Hiddleston play Loki??
you thought right sign me up now https://t.co/9qbUdNkoNJ
— spooky tea lizard 💀 ✨ (@breaktheradar) September 19, 2018
LOKI IS GETTING HIS OWN TV SHOW I HOPE YALL ARE READY BECAUSE I CERTAINLY AM NOT pic.twitter.com/6H8JVj8Xgz
— hayden ︽✵︽ ☀️| 219 (@lokicdinson) September 19, 2018
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