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According to Variety, Disney is assembling some of The Avengers as the company preps to launch its upcoming streaming service. Apparently, the Mouse is in early development on an ambitious plan for a number of limited series centered on popular characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
These series will likely include shows centered on Loki and the Scarlet Witch, along with other beloved superheroes who have yet to appear in their own standalone movies.
Not animated versions. Real life. And well, hello, played by Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen. There’s an important distinction from other Marvel small screen efforts, however.
Moreover, the budgets are expected to rival those of a major studio productions. Each series is expected to include six to eight episodes. Marvel Studios will produce the shows and Kevin Feige, the guru of all things MCU, is expected to take a hands-on role in their development.
The Marvel series are in early development and writers have yet to be attached to the projects. 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.
Storylines for each series are still being teased out, but Disney appears to be holding back some significant fire power for the big screen. Insiders stress the Avengers that have gotten their own movies like Iron Man and Captain America will not be featured in the series with the studios focusing on characters who have served as second tier characters in the MCU.
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