Marvel Studios’ head Kevin Feige is a busy man these days. Not only is he working on the next batch of MCU films and working on a Star Wars project but he is also working on a television universe that is spawning from the characters of the Avengers films. Some of these characters are Falcon and Winter Soldier, Loki, Scarlet Witch and Vision as well as She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight which are also in development.
Meanwhile, Marvel Television which is overseen by veteran executive and producer Jeph Loeb has slowly seen his series start to disappear. After the announcement of the plans to launch Disney’s streaming service, Netflix cancelled all six of it’s Marvel shows which included Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders and The Punisher. Also after seven seasons, Agents of SHIELD will be wrapping up this upcoming spring. Agent Carter and The Gifted were cancelled after twos seasons, Legion was cancelled after three seasons and the terrible Inhumans series was cancelled after one season. Other shows like New Warriors, the animated Deadpool and Ghost Rider never even made it to an initial season.
So what is the difference between the series that are coming via Disney+ and those mentioned above that have been cancelled? Well the series that are being produced by Marvel Studios are expected to be six to eight episodes long. The big difference according to Variety is that these series will each have a budget compared to Marvel film projects somewhere in the range between $100 and $150 million. According to the source, Marvel Studios’ executives and Feige had held meetings about how they were going to maintain the same standards between the films and the series.
In case you are wondering about comparing the budgets, we only need to look at the cost for the beloved Netflix Marvel series. According to Variety, the budget for all six series combined came out about $200 million total. This means that each episode would come out to about $3.8 million dollars each. No doubt that the quality for these series that will launch on Disney+ will be comparable to the films.
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Disney+ launches on November 12th, 2019.
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