Loki, Scarlet Witch TV Series Coming To Disney Play

Deanna Kelley
September 20, 2018

According to the report, several Marvel heroes like Loki and the Scarlet Witch, among others, are going to get their own limited spinoff series on the new platform. The report from the outlet does state that both Hiddleston and Scarlett Witch actor Elizabeth Olsen are expected to reprise their roles for these shows. With Feige's attachment to the shows, it means they will fall under the Marvel Studios production banner instead of Marvel TV that houses Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.as well as the various Marvel Netflix shows like Daredevil, Punisher, and Luke Cage. We'll have to wait and see to find out how Marvel Studios will use Disney's service to expand the MCU-neither Marvel nor Disney are commenting on the story at the moment. Spinning out of the events of the previous year's The Avengers, the series was co-created by Joss Whedon and starred fan-favorite character Phil Coulson, resurrected from his untimely death at the hands of Loki in the MCU blockbuster.

There's an important distinction from other Marvel small screen efforts, however. Moreover, though sources close to the production are staying mum on the cost of the programming, the budgets are expected to be hefty rivaling those of a major studio productions. By placing Tom Hiddleston or Elizabeth Olsen in a TV series, it appears that the Netflix shows are being neglected somewhat.

It's also thought that the limited series will focus on "second-tier" characters and not superheroes that already have their own standalone films.

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This came later in the evening last night, while I was in the middle of playing Spider-Man before bed (half-way through now!), but it's big news and must be talked about.

While a tentative release window has been set - sometime in 2019 - information and details regarding Disney's direct-to-consumer streaming service couldn't be seeping through any slower.

It's a tough market to really make a dent in, as streaming providers keep popping up with just enough content to tempt you (CBS All Access, DC Universe) and the giants in the field (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon) have a number of must-watch shows that are racking up awards.

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