Move over, Defenders!
Late last night, Disney and Marvel made a monumental announcement regarding their upcoming streaming service, Disney Play. There are plans for several television projects featuring the likes of Loki and Scarlet Witch.
There’s a notable distinction from Marvel’s various TV projects on Netflix (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher and The Defenders), Hulu (Runaways), Freeform (Cloak & Dagger), FOX (The Gifted), FX (Legion) and ABC (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) .
Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen are expected to reprise their roles in these limited series (about 6-8 episodes). In addition to that, Marvel Studios’ president Kevin Feige is said to have a hands-on role on the development on these projects.
It remains to be seen where these limited series will be placed in the MCU’s timeline. However, having those shows sidestep the “snappening” (watch Infinity War) is a possibility.
Disney Play will also be a destination to the likes of The Lady and The Tramp and Dumbo’s live-action remakes, The Jungle Book’s Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars series, a High School Musical episodic series, and an extensive backlog of classic films at a more enticing price point than Netflix.
Granted, these plans are still in its infancy. Something that was unfathomable 10 years ago could potentially be a reality. While Avengers 4 will bring some characters’ stories to an end. Disney Play could provide a different avenue to keep exploring what makes these heroes tick.
Now… Where’s my Hawkeye solo series?