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Disney is bringing several Marvel heroes spinoffs to its upcoming streaming service

20 September 2018

Having already announced a live action Star Wars series, being developed by Jon Favreau, it is now being reported that the Mouse House is enlisting the Earth's Mightiest Heroes, too.

Of course Netflix has its own collection of Marvel properties (including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and The Punisher), but Disney's current plan calls for both Hiddleston and Olsen to headline these shows, bringing a touch of top-shelf class to the proceedings.

Furthermore, Marvel Studios' boss Kevin Feige is expected to have a hands-on role in the development of these shows.

The report does not go not to reveal how these shows will integrate with the broader MCU, but considering both met their demise during the events of Avengers: Infinity War, they could both serve as a prequel story to the characters.

The trade publication said that the actors who play the characters on the big screen are being tapped to also star in the small screen versions.

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That's not to say these prospective shows are going to be cheap.

According to sources close to the production, the budgets for the spinoff series are expected to rival those of major Hollywood productions. All of these items put together will surely inspire viewers to sign up for Disney's service. In other words, any fans hoping for any crossover between these Disney Play shows and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or any of the Netflix properties probably shouldn't hold their breath.

Metro.co.uk has reached out to Disney for comment. As companies such as Netflix and Amazon continue to grow their user base, Disney is trying to find a way to establish a toehold in the streaming revolution upending Hollywood.

Action role: Elizabeth Olsen, 29, first appeared as Scarlet Witch in the end credits scene of Captain America: The Winter Soldier in 2014. Will Loki and Scarlet Witch shows carry enough weight to hook viewers? And hey, who knows - maybe they'll give Hawkeye his own series next.

When Disney eventually launches its forthcoming online streaming platform, they'll be entering an extremely saturated market.

Disney is bringing several Marvel heroes spinoffs to its upcoming streaming service