Marvel, Disney to give Loki, Scarlet Witch and more MCU spinoff series!!

Marvel Studios seems to be pulling a page from DC and the CW by giving their lesser characters their own spin off series. Disney is looking to break into the streaming market with a channel of their own to compete against Hulu, Netflix and others, and they are not pulling punches when it comes to content. They already have a live action Star Wars series in the works and their next step is to bring in characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not heavy hitters like Captain America or Iron Man. Disney’s focus will be in those characters who did not get their own feature film. The first candidates are Loki and Scarlet Witch. Tom Hiddleston is one of the most beloved actors in the MCU and his Loki has become a fan favorite. The series will not conflict with his death in “Avengers: Infinity War”, but rather explore the character’s life before the films as Loki is thousands of years old. This will likely get Hiddleston back into the role.

Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch is a another good choice, especially if her series comes after the fourth Avengers film. The series will likely focus on Wanda having gained full control of her (possibly) mutant powers and further her skills in witchcraft as she goes off on her own adventures. We could also get to explore her time during her service under Captain America and Black Widow.

Overseeing all of this will be Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige who will produce the shows and be closely involved with each project. Bringing back key characters from the MCU will connect the shows closer to the larger expanded universe whereas the shows on Netflix and ABC barely connected. Disney and Marvel are reportedly granting the shows budgets that will match any of the films. There is no word on when production will begin for the spinoffs. Disney plans to launch their streaming service sometime in 2019.

Source: Variety