The Marvel series are in early development and writers have yet to be attached to the projects. Spinning out of the events of the previous year's The Avengers, the series was co-created by Joss Whedon and starred fan-favorite character Phil Coulson, resurrected from his untimely death at the hands of Loki in the MCU blockbuster. When Disney and Marvel set its mind on something, they normally change the world forever.
While Loki and Scarlet Witch, who are expected to be played by Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen respectively, were the only characters mentioned, there are plenty of characters in the MCU that could benefit from a show.
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.
Disney's new streaming service has just made a huge statement to its rivals, and connection to its Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the announcement of MCU mini-series. With so many streaming services to choose from, it's clear that consumers are getting picky when it comes to deciding where they'd like to spend their hard earned dollars.
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One of the biggest criticisms of the television side of Marvel Studios - which is run under a separate entity entitled Marvel TV - is that while the company touts that they are part of the larger MCU, there have been nearly no connections.
These will represent a big shift from Marvel's other MCU efforts, which have generally not featured stars from the films.