Variety is reporting that Disney is developing multiple limited series featuring characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That means Tom Hiddleston is lined up to play Loki and Elizabeth Olsen tapped to play Scarlet Witch.
When all is said and done, the Avengers shows could be the streaming service's most ambitious project both in terms of their scope and budget.
Variety has the news regarding the Loki and Scarlet Witch shows on Disney's streaming service, Disney Play.
Good news for anyone anxious that Infinity War - spoiler alert for the three people and Clarence the movie-shy badger who hasn't seen the movie yet - might mean the true end of Loki, or who thought Scarlet Witch didn't have enough to do.
Another important note from the report is that the new shows will focus on "second-tier" MCU characters, not topline ones like Captain America and Iron Man. There's no word on the budget for each show, but according to Variety, sources close to the production indicate "the budgets are expected to be hefty, rivaling those of a major studio production", since we're guessing that Hiddleston and Olsen wouldn't come cheap. Each series is expected to include six to eight episodes.
Storylines for each series are still being teased out, but Disney appears to be holding back some significant fire power for the big screen. All of these items put together will surely inspire viewers to sign up for Disney's service.
This news also comes as interest in Marvel TV's Netflix shows has waned considerably.
What other Marvel heroes would you like to see featured in their own standalone series? That's a huge coup and raises the price of each of these potential limited series quite a bit, so Marvel likely wouldn't confirm anything until it had locked contracts from the potential stars anyway. Streaming is the future, and Disney is exhausted of letting Netflix get all the glory.
Currently, Disney is looking to tackle Loki and Scarlet Witch first, but that's not even the most exciting tidbit. Anyone who has wanted to see more of these characters will finally get their wish. And hey, who knows - maybe they'll give Hawkeye his own series next. It is reportedly due to launch at the end of 2019; details on subscription pricing has yet be announced.