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"Marvel Studios to create TV shows for Disney streaming service."



What the fuck is the point of Marvel TV? Outside Cloak and Dagger, Runaways, and Punisher maybe they should just fold.

Loki, Scarlet Witch, Other Marvel Heroes to Get Own TV Series on Disney Streaming Service (EXCLUSIVE)
Film Reporter

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.

Marvel and Disney had no comment.

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.

The pricey gamble with one of the crown jewels of the Disney film empire is a sign of how much the company has riding on its direct-to-consumer platform. As companies such as Netflix and Amazon continue to grow their user base, Disney is trying to find a way to establish a toehold in the streaming revolution upending Hollywood. The company has kept the details of the service close to the vest, beyond saying that it will likely cost less than Netflix and will launch at some point in late 2019.

Disney has already started to unwind its licensing deals in order to put as much premium content on the platform as possible. That’s meant that the company is forfeiting billions of dollars in profit, as well as shouldering the cost of developing the technology. The company has announced a number of high-profile projects, including a Star Wars series overseen by “Jungle Book” director Jon Favreau, a show based on “High School Musical,” and a live-action “Lady and the Tramp” film. The company also plans to offer several new releases when it launches, including its live-action “Dumbo” film and “Captain Marvel.”

Many of these projects are expensive bets. The Star Wars series will reportedly cost $100 million and the movies are expected to carry budgets north of $25 million. However, Disney has to spend big to make an impression. Netflix, its main rival, has 125 million subscribers globally and has lured top talent like Ryan Murphy (“American Horror Story”), Kenya Barris (“Black-ish”), and Shonda Rhimes (“Grey’s Anatomy”) to its platform with record-setting deals.

The Marvel series are in early development and writers have yet to be attached to the projects. Marvel TV Studios and Disney have been active with shows that include ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and Netflix’s “Daredevil,” but sources say those shows will stay under Marvel TV banner with these limited series set under Marvel Studios.

Storylines for each series are still being teased out, but Disney appears to be holding back some significant fire power for the big screen. Insiders stress the Avengers that have gotten their own movies like Iron Man and Captain America will not be featured in the series with the studios focusing on characters who have served as second tier characters in the MCU.

When all is said and done, the Avengers shows could be the streaming service’s most ambitious project both in terms of their scope and budget. Most important, it gives the service something that will attract comic book fans and represents the type of content Netflix would love to get its hands on.

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Marvel Studios to create TV shows for Disney streaming service. [View all] , bwood, Wed Sep-19-18 12:46 PM
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I'm damn near burnt out with the Marvel shows on Netflix...
Sep 20th 2018
I agree, but it has potential
Sep 20th 2018
this wouldnt be netflix or abc bullshit. it'd be legit mcu.
Sep 20th 2018
      that actually gives me greater concern of oversaturation ...
Sep 20th 2018
           ^^^^^^ I actually like that the Netflix joints have a separate feel.
Sep 20th 2018
           oversaturation is inevitable...
Sep 20th 2018
                Haven't seen JJ S2, or Punisher, or one episode of Iron Fist
Sep 20th 2018
                     I don't blame you.
Sep 20th 2018
                          RE: I don't get this burnout talk at all
Sep 01st 2019
                          Punisher was the best of the mcu on Netflix
Sep 06th 2019
Move the Damage Control tv show to this platform
Sep 22nd 2018
Falcon-Winter Soldier Limited Series in the Works With ‘Empire’ Writ...
Oct 30th 2018
Oct 31st 2018
I'm slightly worried about this
Oct 31st 2018
      RE: I'm slightly worried about this
Oct 31st 2018
           RE: I'm slightly worried about this
Nov 01st 2018
I'm on board with a Falcon-Winter Soldier show
Oct 31st 2018
Just announced at D23... 3 new shows!!!
Aug 23rd 2019
She-Hulk & Moon Knight TV Shows, Wow
Aug 24th 2019
Aug 24th 2019
Aug 24th 2019
           I Hope You're Right & I'm Wrong
Aug 26th 2019
                it's not really a question
Aug 26th 2019
                     I was scratching my head too.
Aug 26th 2019
Disney + ain't fucking around
Aug 24th 2019
I'm more interested in their non-Star Wars/MCU content
Aug 26th 2019
y'all know you won't get Disney+ on the Firestick, right?
Aug 26th 2019
I don't think this is an accurate interpretation.
Aug 26th 2019
I disagree
Aug 27th 2019
Could someone provide a source either way?
Sep 01st 2019
Sep 01st 2019
           it's like I said.
Sep 01st 2019
                I still disagree, but you do you
Sep 03rd 2019
                the link you posted agrees with me *shrug*
Sep 03rd 2019
                     not really though
Sep 03rd 2019
                          maybe you can't read between the lines
Sep 03rd 2019
                               maybe you just like being a troll
Sep 03rd 2019
                                    you don't seem to know what a troll is.
Sep 03rd 2019
                what's the accurate interpretation then?
Sep 03rd 2019
                     that disney+ will eventually be on Amazon's platform.
Sep 03rd 2019
I was barely interested in their content, now i give zero fucks
Sep 01st 2019
this is a bizarre response
Sep 01st 2019
I don't blame you
Sep 03rd 2019
      holy shit you don't know anything
Sep 03rd 2019
           No one was even talking to you, troll
Sep 03rd 2019
                shit, you don't have to talk to me now.
Sep 03rd 2019
the deal is done, just like I said *months ago* that it would be
Nov 07th 2019
after a thread like this, I'd hate me too tbh
Nov 18th 2019
this is probably what im gonna switch to from netlflix
Sep 03rd 2019
this is the biggest loser of the streaming wars
Sep 04th 2019
I'm with you
Sep 05th 2019
that's why the response above was so weird
Sep 05th 2019
      especially with the Fox merger
Oct 20th 2019
           do you have links to articles about their original content?
Oct 21st 2019
                ehhh, it might not be efficient to chase people who are
Oct 21st 2019
                You hit it all on the head
Oct 22nd 2019
                this was their big originals announce in August
Oct 21st 2019
                     thanks, that's what I was looking for
Oct 22nd 2019
verizon customers get a year free
Oct 22nd 2019
The short doc up on Disney+ has me geeked for these shows.
Nov 16th 2019
I watched this as well.
Nov 19th 2019

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