One of the biggest news surprises coming from Marvel Studios in September was a report that the studio was producing live-action miniseries for Disney's upcoming premium streaming service, Disney Play.
Overseen directly by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, the first two announced series focused on Loki and Scarlet Witch with news of a third miniseries featuring a team-up between Falcon and the Winter Soldier became public earlier this week. Without going into details about the series themselves, Feige appears excited to diversify the studio's projects into television.
"I think [Disney Play] is something that we're going to be adding content to, which is exciting. I love your analogy with the campfire, right? As many people as you can get around the campfire and tell stories," explained Feige in a roundtable discussion with The Hollywood Reporter. "Campfires can be different: We are going to tell stories for the streaming service that we wouldn't be able to tell in a theatrical experience — a longer-form narrative, that's what comics are, it's about as longform a narrative as exists. But also maintaining that theatrical experience."
The campfire analogy Feige referred to was the sort of communal storytelling experience with peers gathering together to craft and share stories. For Marvel Studios, Feige believes in balance between the longer-form possibilities and pacing available on television while retaining the theatrical experience that had launched the successful studio starting with 2008's Iron Man.
There has been no official premiere dates set for any of Marvel Studios' programming for Disney Play but the streaming service is expected to launch sometime next year.