Well, that’s not that shocking of a news considering the future for everyone is streaming! Ever since we got streaming platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Disney+, we all have been addicted to binge-watching shows on these platforms. But it’s a little different when it comes to Marvel, we expect blockbuster movies only seen in theatres. It seems that it is also going to change now.
Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, is very optimistic about streaming when it comes to the MCU franchise. Feige thinks that the streaming will greatly impact the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
2020 was the first year for MCU that no major project was released. The last movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home, was released in July 2019 and the upcoming movie, Black Widow, will arrive in May 2021. During that time, we have a lot of Disney+ shows of the MCU that we can use to fill the void.
All the Disney+ shows Marvel fans are excited for
The first show that we are going to see on Disney+ is ‘WandaVision’. We also have ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Loki’. Fans are especially excited for these shows because it will feature big characters from the movies such as Wanda Maximoff, Vision, Loki, Bucky Barnes, and Falcon! The original cast is going to reprise their roles.
The storyline in these TV shows is going to impact the MCU movies as well. That’s why everyone is highly anticipating the shows’ debut. We had some Marvel shows before as well such as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Defenders on Netflix but those didn’t include major MCU characters. Plus, they weren’t developed by Marvel Studios itself.
Kevin Feige told Emmy Magazine that he’s really hopeful about streaming:
Streaming is 100 percent the future and where consumers want to watch things. And hopefully they’ll want to watch our longform narrative series. An experience like WandaVision is something you can’t get in a movie. You go to movies for things you can’t get on streaming, and you go to streaming for things you can’t get in a theater. And of course, everything in a theater goes to streaming eventually.
It comes as no surprise that Kevin Feige is not worried about MCU’s streaming future. The number of subscribers on Disney+ had already increased during the pandemic when everyone was confined to their homes.
Plus, Marvel getting a chance at telling stories via TV shows will mean that we get to see more layered stories featuring our favorite characters.