Loki, Scarlet Witch Getting Own Series On Disney's Streaming Service

Tonya Becker
September 19, 2018

These will represent a big shift from Marvel's other MCU efforts, which have generally not featured stars from the films.

The hope I have is that, with a show all her own, Wanda can finally shine as the character she is meant to be-and also, more Elizabeth Olsen content would be delightful. While no characters have been confirmed (although with that Variety report, it sounds like Loki and Scarlet Witch are indeed happening) this opens the door to everyone from recent fan favorites like Valkyrie to mainstays like Hawkeye.

This is an extremely interesting tidbit because it's hard to imagine a show focused on Loki without Thor, who has had three films centered around him. The most exciting part is that the actors who played those parts in the MCU movies are expected to return for the limited series.

These new standalone shows on the Disney streaming service will include just six to eight episodes, but Marvel and Disney are expected to invest heavily with big budgets to rival those of major studio productions.

These shows will differ from the existing Marvel TV series like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Iron Fist in a few key ways, including the fact that the Marvel shows on the Disney streaming service will be produced by Marvel Studios, not Marvel TV, with Kevin Feige taking a hands-on role in their development.

At this time, it isn't known what the stories will be, or where in the MCU timeline they will air. Will Loki and Scarlet Witch shows carry enough weight to hook viewers?

While the report didn't reveal any details on possible story lines, Elizabeth Olsen has previously talked about adopting the House of M storyline. Humans are despised and treated as second class citizens. Her own desire is also fulfilled as she has two children William and Thomas in this alternate reality.

Though Marvel and Disney have yet to comment on whether the rumors are true, it would make sense for Disney to invest further in bringing the Marvel Universe to life.

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