The whole world of Marvel programming on television has been a bit confusing — or at least it was initially. Back when Daredevil and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. came out, it was clear they intended for these shows to all take place within the same world as the MCU. However, because of the separation between Marvel Studios and Marvel Television, there wasn’t any way for them to have any meaningful connections in the narrative.
However, things have changed. Marvel Studios is producing new series that will be streaming on Disney+, and these shows WILL connect completely with the movies, as indicated by the Phase 4 slate. But what does this mean for Marvel Television programming? Will they have a place in Disney’s new service?
Speaking with Deadline, Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb confirmed they will not be involved in the MCU shows, but will work with Disney+
“I have to make something very clear, which is those are shows that are created and run and the responsibility of the motion picture studio. Secondly, Marvel Television will be doing shows with Disney+, we just haven’t announced what we’re going to do there.”
He also gave a bit of an update regarding Ghost Rider, Helstrom, and other series to come.
“Something that really interested us and interested them, and we always knew that we were going to do something with Ghost Rider, we were just waiting for the right place to put it. Then we started having the same conversation, which was there is in the comic book world the Spirit of Vengeance, and they are this sort of unusual group of characters, which involve Ghost Rider, which involve Helstrom, which involve Helstrom’s sister, Anna.
We suddenly saw that there were three or four shows that we could put together that we now refer to as Adventure into Fear… What we love is the notion of how we can present a Marvel hero who was truly feared and truly believed that they were a monster, but that, as the stories go on, they realize, oh, I’m the hero of the story, I’m not the villain of the story. That’s not something we’ve ever done before.
So we started with Ghost Rider, we went out and managed to get Gabriel Luna to come back and reproduce the role he played on S.H.I.E.L.D. Then we’re going to do Helstrom, and then there’s a couple more that we haven’t yet revealed to the world.”
At least now, we won’t need to do any mental gymnastics to try and connect these shows. It’s very clear they have no obligation to conform as they once did. What do you think of all this? Let us know down below!
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