Marvel fans are still reeling from the decision from Netflix to cancel all of their Marvel TV shows. But, while it feels like a loss, Marvel is putting even more irons in the fire to bring about more TV material than ever.
It was previously announced that, as a part of the Disney streaming service Disney+, Marvel Studios will bring brand new shows. Only one has been confirmed; a series that will feature the trickster god Loki, starring Tom Hiddleston. The other rumored series include a Vision and Scarlet Witch show starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany and a Winter Soldier/Falcon team-up series starring Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie.
These new shows will differ from the Marvel material that fans are used to. A major reason for this is because series like ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ ‘Marvel’s Inhumans,’ and the like were overseen by Marvel Television, which is run by Jeph Loeb. Marvel Studios, which is run by Kevin Feige, oversees all the movies. The two arms of Marvel exist independently of each other, which is why the films and the TV series had very little crossover.
However, moving forward with the Disney+ shows, any new material will fall under Marvel Studios’ umbrella. At a recent press day for Marvel Studios upcoming film ‘Captain Marvel,’ Feige spoke about the plans for Disney+. He said:
“All the above, yeah. I mean, I think it’s gonna be story dependent, and that’s what’s so exciting about the streaming platform, is there aren’t any rules necessarily. For us to have another outlet to tell stories, and to play with medium, and to do, not just deeper dives on characters that we’ve seen many times in the MCU, but haven’t been able to devote six, seven, eight, nine, 10 hours to, is amazing, and is something that we’ve been working on for a while now. And still aren’t gonna announce outside of the Loki series with Tom Hiddleston.”
Feige also alluded to the face that the new Marvel Disney+ shows will be connected to the MCU and the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ Feige said:
“It’s been extremely additive to the entire creative arc, not just of the Disney+ programs we’re working on, but on the entire post-Endgame MCU. Because we’ve been able to weave them. We’ve been able to, for the first time, conceive of them together, and they will be intertwined with each other.”
Check back for more news about Marvel’s plans for Disney+ as it becomes available!