Disney are sparing no expense where it comes to its new streaming service. To capitalise on Marvel’s superhero universe, the giant are said to be developing a whole range of superhero standalone TV Series.
The limited standalone TV series will range from Tom Hiddleston’s Loki to Elisabeth Olsen’s Scarlett Witch with many others focusing on various Marvel heroes. The best news is that the actors who portray the roles in the films are more than certainly expected to reprise their roles for the series.
Disney are looking to go big on the budget for each production which will last for between 6 to 8 episodes per series. Marvel Studios will produce the shows and Kevin Feige is also expected to take a hands-on role in their development. As of yet a scribe(s) has not been attached to the project.
If you’re expecting to see any of the big guns, such as Thor, Captain America or even Iron Man you will be sorely disappointed. Disney are concentrating on characters that have not yet had there own standalone movie.
Disney has already started moving on withdrawing their content from other service providers in order to bump up their own catalogue of content for their streaming service. The service is expected to launch in 2019 and according to Disney, the subscription cost will be less than Netflix. The show’s already lined up for the service include a High School Musical series, a live-action Star Wars series overseen by Jon Favreau and numerous original films.