Mischievous Norse god Loki and the reality-bending Scarlet Witch are destined for Disney’s 2019 online streaming service, according to Variety.
Prominent characters that can lead their own solo movies will stay within the MCU, but other members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are in line to receive their own six- to eight-episode spin-offs on Disney Play.
What’s more, the original actors are expected to remain in place, meaning that Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen would reprise their roles.
As a result, the “Loki” and “Scarlet Witch” projects are thought to represent another significant investment from Disney in its upcoming streaming service.
Disney already has a dozen films and series in development for its streaming service, from remakes of “Lady and the Tramp,” “The Sword in the Stone” and “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” to new movies like “Noelle,” “Stargirl” and “Togo.”
Episodic series include not only future seasons of the animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” but also a live-action “Star Wars” series and expansions on the Muppets, “Monsters, Inc.,” “High Fidelity” and “High School Musical” properties, among others.
An ensemble movie sequel to 2018 hit “Avengers: Infinity War” has been dated for May 2019, not long after March 2019’s “Captain Marvel,” and both films are likely to create baton-passing moments as the third phase of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe draws to a close; July’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home” lies outside of the three-phase plan.