Not to be out done by the DC Universe Streaming Service, Marvel has announced some of their plans for their own upcoming streaming service, one of which involves Tom Hiddleston playing Loki on the small screen. According to Variety Marvel is planning a ‘Loki‘ live action series as well as a ‘Scarlet Witch‘ series, which will star Avengers actress Elizabeth Olsen. Check out the details below and let us know your thoughts AFTER THE JUMP!
Disney is enlisting Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as the company prepares to launch its upcoming streaming service. The entertainment giant is in early development on an ambitious plan for a number of limited series centered on popular characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 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.
There’s an important distinction from other Marvel small screen efforts, however. The actors who portrayed these heroes and villains in the Avengers films and their spin-offs, such as Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen, are expected to play them in the streaming shows. Moreover, though sources close to the production are staying mum on the cost of the programming, the budgets are expected to be hefty rivaling 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.