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

Loki Scarlet Witch and More Are Getting Shows on Disney Streaming Service

Loki Scarlet Witch and More Are Getting Shows on Disney Streaming Service

In a bombshell move, Disney will expand upon some of its most popular characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe with its forthcoming streaming service Disney Play.

The shows are also expected to have a big budget that will rival other major studio productions.

The site adds that Disney is in the process of extricating itself from licensing deals in order to get as much premium content on the service as possible. While these projects are still in the early stages, each series is expected to receive between six to eight episodes. Marvel TV Studios and Disney have been active with shows that include ABC's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and Netflix's "Daredevil", but sources say those shows will stay under Marvel TV banner with these limited series set under Marvel Studios. Marvel TV is run by Jeph Loeb, who reports to Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter.

Disney has already made it known that they have some ambitious plans for their upcoming proprietary digital streaming service, and Variety reports that numerous superhero shows are in the works. There are also no writers attached, or at least not ones that have been revealed, at this time. The films will focus more on the characters who have not received their own films, with Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and the rest not featured. And better yet, they will be played by the same actors from the film franchise, further bridging the gap between Marvel movies and TV. This could allow for quite a few different types of stories to be told that there simply might never be room for on the big screen.

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The Executive Chairman of News Corp Australasia, Michael Miller, also threw his support behind Knight and the cartoon. "Mr. Many labelled the cartoon "racist" and "sexist." accusing Knight of using derogatory imagery of African American people.

Two of those stars are reportedly Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff (or the Scarlet Witch). Anyone who has wanted to see more of these characters will finally get their wish.

"I would love to [do a standalone], and I would love it to be House of M, which is a comic book series of The Vision and Scarlet Witch having a make-believe family".

There's no word when we might see these shows, but Disney Play is expected to launch sometime in 2019.

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