Will There Be New Marvel Shows On Disney’s Streaming Service?
A few months ago, Disney announced it planned to launch a new streaming service called Disney+ that would join with a growing number of other similar services, as seen in recent years. Where there was once only Netflix, there is now also Hulu and Amazon Prime Video. Soon, a giant will join those numbers, as everything Disney does appears to turn into gold.
Of course, this power play will force Disney fans to shift their streaming services. Originally, Disney movies streamed via Netflix. Obviously, this will no longer be the case. While this may seem to be a bit of a problem (as in another monthly subscription fee to watch what fans really want to see), there could be a silver lining for Marvel fans.
Disney has been rumored to be creating numerous television series that will flesh out the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a way that the movies simply cannot. But how true are these rumors?
Will there be new Marvel shows on Disney’s streaming service?
While not all of the rumors have been confirmed, we can say that there will definitely be at least some new Marvel shows on Disney’s streaming service. Marvel Studios has been confirmed to be working on a number of short, big-budgeted television series that range from six to eight episodes each. These shows are said to be a power play to rival anything other streaming services can offer – and let’s face it, Disney has the budget to do it.
But what shows can Marvel fans expect, and how will they tie into the already complex MCU – if they will at all? Here’s what we know so far.
Falcon and Winter Soldier
There were reports that Marvel Studios hired Malcolm Spellman to write a limited series that centers around Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Spellman is a writer best known for his work on Empire, and since he was the first confirmed writer hire for Disney’s new streaming service this particular series is probably the farthest along in production.
Although nobody has confirmed where this series will fit into the MCU, there has been a lot of speculation that the series will loosely follow the story arc of 2007’s comic book, Fallen Son. The arc explores the impact Captain America’s death has on his closest friends, and since Chris Evans has confirmed he will no longer play his role after Avengers: Endgame, this idea makes a lot of sense.
A second confirmation is a limited television series which will center around Scarlet Witch. It has also been confirmed that Vision will play an integral part of the series, and many have assumed it will focus on the two’s powerful yet complex relationship.
Again, there has been no confirmation as to where this will tie into the MCU as far as a timeline goes, but most have assumed it will also occur in the aftermath of the final Avengers film.
There is also a lot of speculation that this series will begin a tie-in between The Avengers and X-Men.
According to Marvel Studios, Wanda (Scarlet Witch) may be a latent mutant. They state that “Whether the Mind Stone altered her or merely unlocked something latent inside Wanda, the Infinity Stone on Loki’s scepter bestowed incredible powers of the mind.”
In a final confirmation, Thor fans will be happy to know that their favorite dynamic villain (who sometimes isn’t really a villain at all) will be getting his own television series – and yes, Tom Hiddleston has been confirmed in reprising his beloved character.
What is unknown is whether the series will take a look at Loki’s past, which has not yet been delved into during any of the recent Marvel films, or whether it will take a look at his future.
Of course, the second would require Loki to live in the final Avengers film, and the final word thus far is that he does not. Of course, nobody really knows at this point.