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

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Disney Play, as it's being called, is apparently the "biggest priority of the company during calendar [year] 2019" and to prove it, they've just announced that they'll be bringing some of Earth's Mightiest Heroes onto the streaming service.

When Disney eventually launches its forthcoming online streaming platform, they'll be entering an extremely saturated market.

As Variety reports, the popular anti-hero will be starring in a miniseries set to air on the upcoming Disney Streaming Service.

According to Variety, each potential MCU TV show will feature six-to-eight episodes, with a budget that rivals "major studio productions".

It's also thought that the limited series will focus on "second-tier" characters and not superheroes that already have their own standalone films.

But the big "get" of the story is that these limited series will star the same actors who portray those characters on the big screen, meaning Tom Hiddleston stars as Loki in "Loki" and Elizabeth Olsen would reprise her role as the Scarlet Witch. It is also being reported that Disney intends for the service to cost less than Netflix.

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Even though shows like Daredevil and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. take place in the MCU, there has always existed a disconnect between those shows produced by Marvel TV and the movies produced by Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios.

Just because we have heard of only these two characters does not mean Marvel doesn't have more plans for other characters further down the line.

So the real excitement comes at the news of the Scarlet Witch show.

Storylines for each series are still being teased out, but Disney appears to be holding back some significant fire power for the big screen.

Action role: Elizabeth Olsen, 29, first appeared as Scarlet Witch in the end credits scene of Captain America: The Winter Soldier in 2014. But with Disney being the overlord of everyone's favorite IP, they stand a better chance than most - especially with the above effort, a live-action Star Wars series, a show based on High School Musical, a massive library of animated content and more. Let us know in the comment section below!

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