Kevin Feige teases the ‘longform’ narratives Marvel can bring to Disney+
It’s no secret that the Marvel shows in development for Disney+ will be created at the hands of Marvel Studios and not the Marvel Television division. Those shows include shows for Loki, Scarlet Witch & Vision, and Winter Soldier & Falcon, and they’ll see the return of the actors who played them in the feature films for the TV spin-offs. Speaking with Variety, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige talked up the potential for the shows on Disney+, saying (via SlashFilm):
“When we announced ten movies and people asked ‘Well what about these other things?’ the previous stance would be ‘We only have a certain number of slots to make movies per year.’ That’s still true but we have another outlet that I think will be very unique and very special….We are going to tell stories for the streaming service that we wouldn’t be able to tell in a theatrical experience — a longer-form narrative, that’s what comics are, it’s about as longform a narrative as exists. But also maintaining that theatrical experience, which is our bread and butter, and the lines around the block, if you’re lucky.”
In other Marvel Studios news, Feige opened up about the impending return of the X-Men and the Fantastic Four to Marvel Studios, pending the finalization of Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox.
“We’ve been told it’s looking very, very good and could happen in the first six months of next year,” said Feige. “The notion of the characters coming back is great. It’s nice when a company that created all these characters can have access to all those characters. It’s unusual not to. But in terms of actually thinking about it and actually planning things, we haven’t started that yet.”
In the next year Marvel Studios will release Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: Homecoming. What films based on the returning characters do you want to see? And which film characters do you think should have a series on Disney+? Sound off below!
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