As Variety reports, the popular anti-hero will be starring in a miniseries set to air on the upcoming Disney Streaming Service. Both Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen are expected to reprise their respective roles. Additionally, while Marvel's Netflix series have budgets that reflect their characters' street-level roots, these new Marvel shows that Disney is developing won't shy away from the spectacle of their big screen counterparts. They will be produced by Marvel Studios, and studio boss Kevin Feige is reportedly going to have a "hands-on" role in them. But the trade mag has heard that the series would effectively be miniseries of around six to eight hours, running exclusively on the new Disney service. The potential to bring more Avengers characters to television may also prove to be a big selling point for Disney's streaming service. And better yet, they will be played by the same actors from the film franchise, further bridging the gap between Marvel movies and TV. There's no word on the budget for each show, but according to Variety, sources close to the production indicate "the budgets are expected to be hefty, rivaling those of a major studio production", since we're guessing that Hiddleston and Olsen wouldn't come cheap. They want to focus more on second tier characters.
"I would love to [do a standalone], and I would love it to be House of M, which is a comic book series of The Vision and Scarlet Witch having a make-believe family". It is also being reported that Disney intends for the service to cost less than Netflix.
These will represent a big shift from Marvel's other MCU efforts, which have generally not featured stars from the films. For Scarlet Witch, however, there's not much of a story to tell before her entrance in the MCU, meaning it's either a concurrent story we haven't seen on screen or, more likely, follows the movie continuity, which would guarantee she both returns and then survives in Avengers 4.
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