I mean, as news goes, this ain’t bad for a Wednesday morning. While many of us were sleeping, speculation started to swirl about a new project, set to hit the Disney service, centered around familiar characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Disney is enlisting Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as the company prepares to launch its upcoming streaming service. The entertainment giant is in early development
So, what makes this so different from the current batch of Marvel madcaps who parade across TV screens regularly?
“There’s an important distinction from other Marvel small-screen efforts,” wrote Justin Kroll. “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
All of this sounds, with the possible exception of the heretofore unnamed top acting talent (on both ends), of the Jon Favreau’s pricey in-universe Star Wars series, which is also set to debut on the Disney streaming service.
Indeed, Kroll adds, “many of these projects are expensive bets. The Star Wars series will reportedly cost $100 million and the movies are expected to carry budgets north of $25 million. However, Disney has to spend big to make an impression.”
All of this all sounds like gravy to this MCU fan; however, it would be great if the storytelling in the Marvel Cinematic Universe could stay a bit more grounded (yes, I know how ridiculous that sounds on the first take). Agents of Shield was excellent until it wasn’t, and then they gave up on Agent Carter [sound of heart breaking]. Daredevil’s first season was terrific — must watch — and then it wasn’t. And who is this Iron Fist guy?
But the limited nature of this theoretical show, Feige’s “hands-on” role, AND the proposed talent level
P.S. True Believers, what if there is a Tony Stark episode? [Faints]