Loki, Scarlet Witch Shows In The Works For Disney Streaming Service

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Loki, Scarlet Witch, Other Marvel Heroes to Get Own TV Series on Disney Streaming Service (EXCLUSIVE)

According to Variety, Marvel's parent company Disney is planning to add a number of limited series that focus on your favorite MCU characters who haven't gotten their own standalone films to its new streaming service.

Exact details are now a bit scarce, as Marvel and Disney have yet to make a formal announcement and as the story details are now being fleshed out, but it's being reported that these shows will focus on "second-tier" characters.

We should caution that at this point, there has been no official announcement or confirmation from Disney about the plans, and the Mouse House is unlikely to say anything until all elements are in place. The most exciting part is that the actors who played those parts in the MCU movies are expected to return for the limited series. Like with the first season of Agent Carter, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is expected to take a hands-on role in the development of each series, with the budgets expected to be "hefty", not unlike a studio production.

The news would certainly help soothe some of the pain fans are still feeling after the body count of Avengers: Infinity War - although it remains to be seen whether the shows would be prequels or set in the current MCU continuity.

Disney is keen to enter the space now dominated by Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.

Disney and Marvel declined to comment on Variety's report, which indicated that Marvel Studios would oversee the new limited series. It is reportedly due to launch at the end of 2019; details on subscription pricing has yet be announced.

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. Disney is also developing movies - like a live-action Lady and the Tramp - and a $100 million Star Wars series from Jon Favreau. There are also no writers attached, or at least not ones that have been revealed, at this time.

Storylines for each series are still being teased out, but Disney appears to be holding back some significant fire power for the big screen.

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