Disney Reportedly Launching Standalone Streaming Shows For Marvel's Loki and Scarlet Witch

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The plans are said to include a number of limited series using characters that haven't received their own stand alone movies.

Disney is apparently dipping into the Marvel Cinematic Universe roster to launch its new streaming service, with shows on certain heroes reportedly in the pipeline.

The report from Variety also indicates that Loki and Scarlet Witch won't be the only Marvel superheroes getting their own shows. Each show will run six to eight episodes, and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is expected to have a an active role in their development. As though that weren't enough, the report claims the streaming service will serve as a home to series for other MCU characters that have yet to appear in their own solo films. The studio has remained silent about numerous specifics regarding their upcoming streaming service. The most exciting part is that the actors who played those parts in the MCU movies are expected to return for the limited series.

Two that are in early development include a series that would focus on the Asgardian baddie-turned-reluctant hero and another that followed the powerful red-haired Avenger. What the studio hasn't been too willing to do though outside of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, is bring the different threads from their TV series into the mix and make an even bigger connected universe.

Marvel and Disney had no comment.

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Variety reports that Disney is now in the process of working on a few new Marvel series that'll be premiering exclusively via their new streaming site.

Action role: Elizabeth Olsen, 29, first appeared as Scarlet Witch in the end credits scene of Captain America: The Winter Soldier in 2014.

This is big news, and only bolsters Disney Play's power. If they can swing that, it would be a huge game changer as far as Marvel TV entities go. Will Loki and Scarlet Witch shows carry enough weight to hook viewers?

This is the first time Marvel Studios will develop a project outside the movies, as the movie and Marvel TV divisions are separate at Disney; Daredevil and Agents of SHIELD are expected to stay under Marvel TV.

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