This comes after Marvel Studio’s big boss Kevin Feige kicked off a series of disgruntled reactions among the MCU fans. He declared that people would have to subscribe to Disney+ to fully understand upcoming Marvel’s shows.
Is Disney+ Important for Marvel’s Shows?
Disney executives, who are directly involved in overseeing Disney+ content tried to explain Kevin’s words. Anges Chu, alongside Ricky Strauss, said:
“Specifically with a series like WandaVision, you will get to understand more about the Scarlet Witch in a way that informs her character, which we will see from her in future Marvel movies.”
Wanda Vision, starring Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany as Vision, is one example of Disney+ Marvel’s shows. The other is Loki, Disney+ series starring Tom Hiddleston, playing into second Doctor Strange movie called “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”
Neither of the executives fully explained just how much Wanda Vision is necessary for the next Doctor Strange movie plot-wise. However, they did mention that since Kevin Feige is overseeing film and TV, people would get story consistency.
Disney+ Promises Consistency
Anges Chu justified Marvel shows coming to Disney+ by saying the following:
“Kevin’s a genius, and he has so many different stories that he wants to tell with such a large variety of Marvel characters. There’s just more hours where you can really get in-depth with those characters.”
As told by The Verge, Strauss explained,
“One of the advantages that we’ve had with Marvel is the ability to take these stories and migrate them from the big screen on to Disney+ in a way that we’ve never been able to do before with episodic content. When those stories are over in those seasons, they can migrate back to the big screen, and then back to Disney+, so the Marvel Cinematic Universe is not just a theatrical play. It’s also for the streaming service.”
Disney wants to grow its streaming service as quickly as it can. What better way to do it than by leveraging the popularity of the MCU to boost up subscriptions? Marvel and Disney might be the only companies to pull this off properly.
And who knows? We might see these two companies set up the plot for a new Avengers movie.