The details of the upcoming Disney streaming service have been kept a secret until now but a new report from Variety suggests that characters like Loki and Scarlet Witch will be getting their own solo series on the streaming platform. However, Disney is yet to confirm or comment on these reports.
The report states that “Each series is expected to include six to eight episodes. Marvel Studios will produce the shows and Kevin Feige, the guru of all things [Marvel Cinematic Universe], is expected to take a hands-on role in their development.”
If this comes true, Disney would be pulling out all the stops, as stars like Elizabeth Olsen and Tom Hiddleston would be expected to play their roles and the production cost of each series will be somewhat equal to that of a feature film. Until now all ABC Marvel TV series such as Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter has focussed on human characters, keeping the production cost low. Moving onto Netflix, heroes like Daredevil or Jessica Jones are basically street-level heroes who don’t require depicting cosmic realms in them.
The report further says, “Marvel TV Studios and Disney have been active with shows that include ABC’s Agents of SHIELD and Netflix’s Daredevil, but sources say those shows will stay under Marvel TV banner with these limited series set under Marvel Studios.”
Apart from these newly rumoured series, Disney also announced that it will be airing the first live-action Star Wars series, which is under development by Jon Favreau. The budget for the live-action series is estimated around $100 million.
The service is scheduled to launch next year and will thereafter be the home of Disney’s huge programming library, including the Star Wars, Marvel properties, and numerous Disney classics.