I know MCU fans have been hoping for a resurrection for Loki, and it looks like they’ll get it…although not on the big screen.
Tonight Variety revealed that both Loki and Scarlet Witch will be featured in a brand new series on the Disney streaming service that arrives next fall:
“Disney is enlisting Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as the company prepares to launch its upcoming streaming service. The entertainment giant is in early development on an ambitious plan for a number of limited series centered on popular characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. These series will likely include shows centered on Loki and the Scarlet Witch, along with other beloved superheroes who have yet to appear in their own standalone movies.”
And yes, that means that Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen will reprise their roles:
“The actors who portrayed these heroes and villains in the Avengers films and their spin-offs, such as Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen, are expected to play them in the streaming shows. Moreover, though sources close to the production are staying mum on the cost of the programming, the budgets are expected to be hefty rivaling those of a major studio productions.”
There’s more in the article, such as explaining how these series will also feature other MCU character who haven’t yet been featured in a solo movie. This is really exciting and if it pans out, the Marvel side of things could be a huge selling point for the Disney streaming service when it launches later next year.