With all of the recent talk about the cancellation of Marvel shows over on Netflix, people may have forgotten that there is still new Marvel streaming content that is being produced, only this time it is being made by Marvel Studios itself, and it will be available on the new Disney+ streaming platform. Shows like the Marvel ‘Loki‘ show are being directly made by the studio, with Marvel Studio president Kevin Feige heavily involved, which means they will not have to be so cagey about their links to the main MCU the way most of the Marvel Television shows have historically been (especially those that were on Netflix, that rarely if ever referenced the main MCU).
According to Feige who spoke recently with Comicbook.com:
“These will be Marvel Studios productions. They will be entirely interwoven with both the current MCU, the past MCU, and the future of the MCU.”
When asked about the shows coming to Disney+ and any details the studios might be releasing about them, Feige was understandably coy on the subject, not wanting to release too much information before ‘Endgame’ comes out, which is sure to really shake things up. In his words:
“As we’ve been doing for years, aren’t going to announce anything post Avengers: Endgame or Spider-Man: Far From Home until post Endgame and Spider-Man.”
However, some details have already leaked about the ‘Loki’ series, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, which claims in a report:
“Sources say the show will follow Loki as the trickster and shapeshifter pops up throughout human history as unlikely influencer on historical events.”
Of course, the mere fact that they are doing a ‘Loki’ series is a bit of a spoiler in and of itself, considering that the character died in ‘Infinity War,’ so whether or not Feige shares details may not really matter on that much, spoilers are going to get out. Marvel is sure to know that the audience on the streaming service will undoubtedly be smaller than that on the big screen, so they cannot do any major events in these series, but playing around with characters like Loki does seem like something that could work.
What are your thoughts on the kind of impact a Marvel series on Disney+ could have on the greater MCU and vice-versa? Feel free to share your opinions in the comments below!