Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has confirmed that the studio will produce content for the Disney streaming service. There have been numerous reports about the series Marvel is developing, but this is the first time anyone from Marvel has addressed the matter publicly.
“We are going to tell stories for the streaming service that we wouldn’t be able to tell in a theatrical experience,” Feige said during a producer roundtable hosted by The Hollywood Reporter. “A longer-form narrative, that’s what comics are, it’s about as long-form a narrative as exists.”
Marvel Studios is reportedly developing multiple limited series for the Disney streaming service, which launches next year. Scarlet Witch (possibly with Vision) and Loki are getting their own shows while Falcon and Winter Soldier will team up for another. Feige did not confirm any specific titles or characters.
Feige’s comment about a “longer-form narrative” backs up reports that the limited series will consist of six to eight episodes each. This will give Marvel Studios more room to tell different kinds of stories while perhaps avoiding the issues Marvel Television has had with filling 13 to 22 episodes consistently.
Titles for the limited series will probably be announced next year after Avengers 4 is in theaters. The announcement could happen at San Diego Comic-Con in July, but the Disney-owned D23 Expo in August seems like a better fit for the streaming service’s coming out party.
For all the talk of the limited series, Feige maintains that the theatrical experience will remain the “bread and butter” at Marvel Studios. You will still see plenty of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (and the mightiest heroes from other places) on the big screen going forward.
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter