Disney made waves in the entertainment industry when they revealed new details on their upcoming Disney+ streaming service. The service, which will launch in November, will explore the Marvel universe through several new shows that will debut over the course of the first couple of years following the launch.
Will those new shows directly relate to the Marvel feature films? Or will they be viewed within a vacuum?
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige spoke with Variety and gave a resounding confirmation that the series on Disney+ will be tightly connected to the films.
“These episodes will intersect with the movies in a very big way. It’s a totally new form of storytelling that we get to play with and explore.”Kevin Feige via Variety
Feige discussed that Disney+ offers an entirely new way to tell a story. From a time perspective, creators could spend several hours on a certain topic rather than having to wrap things up in the length of a movie. He also mentioned that some supporting characters from the films will now have an opportunity to assume a more prominent lead role. That idea has already been confirmed based on the announced series involving Vision, Hawkeye, Falcon, the Winter Solider and others.
We imagine that the shows on Disney+ will offer Marvel fans a more detailed, rounded experience when watching the films, but we’d be surprised if any of the shows became critical viewing before the next feature film. Disney won’t want too many barriers to entry between viewers and its next blockbuster.
Disney+ could also give new life to existing Marvel series that were cancelled by Netflix, but that’s just speculation at this time.
Additional Disney+ information should be released ahead of its November launch. Stay tuned.
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