Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige is hyping up the upcoming Disney+ streaming shows. Feige and the studio have been mostly silent about the shows, which is typical for a studio that has been able to largely get away without major leaks over the years. With that being said, we all know Falcon and Winter Soldier, Loki, WandaVision, and a possible Hawkeye series are on the way, with production set to start this fall on a few of the aforementioned shows.
In a new interview promoting Spider-Man: Far From Home, Kevin Feige excitedly, albeit briefly, spoke about the upcoming Marvel Disney+ shows. According to Feige, the shows are being made “to further expand and link together the MCU between different media, films and streaming,” which has been promised before and not really delivered. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was originally pitched as having heavy ties to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it didn’t really work out that way. The movies effected the show and the shows were mainly their own thing. The same can be said for the Marvel Netflix shows, which have now all been canceled.
Kevin Feige is pretty adamant about the new Marvel shows having a big effect on the MCU as a whole though. Getting Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, and Paul Bettany for the Disney+ shows is huge and will go a long way in keeping continuity for that fact alone. However, Feige claims there is a lot more to these new shows than just casting and name. He explains.
“(The shows will) do things shockingly and unexpectedly that change those characters in big ways, so the next appearance on the big screen will be informed by what they’ve gone through in Disney+ series.”
Regardless of how the Disney+ shows tie into the MCU, fans are definitely excited about them and so is Kevin Feige and the actors portraying the characters. The Marvel Studios boss recently spoke about how happy he is to be able to tell more comic book-like stories on the new platform with a longer runtime. Elizabeth Olsen talked about the WandaVision series being about 6 hours long, or roughly the length of two Avengers: Endgames. There’s plenty of time to get deeper into the characters and the storylines, which can’t really be done on the big screen.
It’s still unclear when we will see the Marvel Disney+ shows, but it is believed they will premiere sometime next year. The live-action Star Wars show The Mandalorian will launch with the streaming service in November and give fans a taste of what’s possible with the Marvel shows when they premiere. For now, we’ll just have to wait and see, but it looks like there is a lot of excitement surrounding the new shows behind-the-scenes. The interview with Kevin Feige was originally conducted by Mashable.