by The Collected Mutineer
It was announced last week by Variety that Disney’s new streaming service would hit the ground running by including two MCU shows in its line-up. According to the report:
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.
That’s right, Loki and Wanda are getting limited series centered on their own adventures, supposedly running about 6-8 episodes each. But will Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen still be the actors portraying these iconic characters on the small screen? According to every website that’s reported on the news, they are expected to. However, no statements have yet been made by their representatives as to whether or not this is included in their contracts.
Several online commenters have made it clear that they are not interested in yet another streaming service to rival Netflix, Hulu, and the like. I was numbered among them, once, but the prospect of more Loki screen time is incredibly appealing, especially given his treatment in Infinity War. There is so much great material for his character in the comics, and a lot of it highly comedic (Agent of Asgard, I’m looking at you). I, for one, want to see more of our God of Mischief and his shenanigans, as well as further explorations of Scarlet Witch and other characters who have not yet made appearances in the MCU.