Marvel Studios is beginning to plan for Disney’s 2019 streaming service with a few series such as shows featuring Loki, Scarlet Witch, Bucky & Falcon, and possibly even Hawkeye. While most fans are wondering what these shows could be about and when they’re set in the MCU timeline, today comes a clue about what type of stories they’ll tell.
In a round table with The Hollywood Reporter, Kevin Feige was asked about the Disney-Fox merger and how it’d affect Marvel. While he can’t talk about that since it’s far from complete, he did drop some hints about the streaming series:
“Well, it’s not a hundred percent complete yet, so there’s only so much I’m allowed to say, or so much they even tell me. But Paul mentioned the streaming service, and I think that is something that we’re going to be adding content to, which is exciting. I love your analogy with the campfire, right? As many people as you can get around the campfire and tell stories. Campfires can be different: 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.”
Going off what he’s hinting there, a potential Scarlet Witch series with The Vision could deal with the story about their kids, potentially bringing Wiccan and Speed into the MCU. A potential Hawkeye show could adapt Matt Fraction’s popular run on the comics to introduce Kate Bishop, and a Bucky & Falcon series could be a fun buddy road trip. All of which would introduce new elements to the MCU, further enhancing future movies with new characters and potential stories.