AceShowbiz - Disney Streaming Service has big, ambitious plans as it's reported to develop multiple limited series centering on several major character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to Variety, the upcoming streaming service will enlist big stars of the MCU movie franchise in the planned TV shows.
Among the big stars are reportedly Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen. The two are expected to reprise their roles as Loki and Scarlet Witch respectively in the spin-offs. It remains to be seen how much the MCU limited series will cost, should Tom and Elizabeth really star on them, the budgets are expected to be hefty. It may rival those of a major studio productions.
The report details that each series will have six to eight episode with Marvel Studios producing the shows. In addition, Kevin Feige is also said to be taking a hands-on role in the development.
While it's exciting to have Tom and Elizabeth reprising their Marvel characters on the small screen, fans seemingly can't expect to see all the Avengers in their own TV series on Disney's upcoming digital platform. The site notes that the shows won't feature any of the main members of the earth's mightiest heroes.
It is reported that the shows will only focus on heroes who haven't received their own standalone movies. It means there won't be Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) TV series. Fans have also put their hopes down for a Black Widow TV series since Scarlett Johansson currently has her own Black Widow flick in development.
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