More screen time: Variety said the actors who play the superhero characters on the big screen will be tapped to star in the small screen shows.
Of course Netflix has its own collection of Marvel properties (including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and The Punisher), but Disney's current plan calls for both Hiddleston and Olsen to headline these shows, bringing a touch of top-shelf class to the proceedings. It will launch next year and is expected to include a Star Wars live-action series overseen by Jon Favreau that will cost $100 million along with movies like a live-action Lady and the Tramp film.
One of the biggest and most obvious reasons to the success of the MCU has been how they have tied into one another and brought cohesive story threads that have turned the entire eventually 22 films into one big epic story.
The Marvel shows certainly make sense as an audience drive to the platform, but it does raise the question of where this will leave Netflix's Marvel universe and shows like Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Disney has already made it known that they have some ambitious plans for their upcoming proprietary digital streaming service, and Variety reports that numerous superhero shows are in the works. As though that weren't enough, the report claims the streaming service will serve as a home to series for other MCU characters that have yet to appear in their own solo films.
In addition, the projects are coming from Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige, and not Marvel TV.
This is big news, and only bolsters Disney Play's power. That means we could seen be seeing six more hours of Tom Hiddleston's God of Mischief, even if his brother Thor isn't along for the ride.
Expect more "second tier" characters from the Avengers movies to get the spotlight.
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While a tentative release window has been set - sometime in 2019 - information and details regarding Disney's direct-to-consumer streaming service couldn't be seeping through any slower.