It's arguable that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is already expansive enough. So far, there have been 20 films released over 10 years, plus various one-shots, a couple of ABC series, and more than 100 episodes of supposedly edgier material over on Netflix. But Disney has a streaming service on the way, and if it is going to beat Netflix at its own game, it needs to bring out the big guns. And by guns, we mean muscles. Superhero ones.
Variety reports that the studio is working to bring some of its movie stars to the small screen for a slew of limited series that hopefully will be enticing enough to get audiences to sign up for a whole new monthly subscription. The plan right now is to make six-to-eight episode series focusing on lesser MCU characters who didn't get their own standalone films. Early whispers are centered around shows dedicated to Thor's lovable asshole of a half-brother, Loki, and Avengers B-Team member Scarlet Witch, with Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen reprising their respective roles. Perhaps the latter will explain whatever happened to the Russian accent Wanda Maximoff had in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Or maybe it will just be a lowkey romance between Wanda and Vision, sort of like their version of the Before trilogy. Anyway, we're assuming these would likely be prequels considering -- spoiler -- Loki met an unceremonious end at the beginning of Infinity War.