Variety is reporting Disney is in "early development on an ambitious plan" for a number of limited series based on Marvel Cinematic Universe characters for its upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service, produced by Marvel Studios with Kevin Feige having a hands-on role.
Marvel and Disney had no comment on Variety's reporting, but the trade suggests actors who have played the roles on the big screen will be recruited to star in the streaming limited series. Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) are reportedly two characters (and actors) that will receive shows along with "other beloved superheroes who have yet to appear in their own standalone movies."
Along with the actors starring in the six to eight episode limited streaming series, Variety reports budgets are expected to be "hefty" and "rivaling those of a major studio productions." The Hollywood trade also notes that these series will be Marvel Studios productions - separate from series overseen by Marvel Television such as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Daredevil.
No writers are reportedly attached to the projects as of yet. Variety cites insiders who stress that the Avengers characters that starred in their own films like Captain America and Iron Man will not featured in streaming series.