Marvel TV, like its movie counterpart, is in a state of transition. With broadcast mainstay Agents of SHIELD ending after season seven, Legion closing on FX, and all of its Netflix projects coming to an end, we only really have two teen driven dramas (Cloak & Dagger, The Runaways) and animated shows on DisneyXD left to us.
In an interview with Deadline, Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb is looking forward to the future and has a lot of plans for series heading to Disney+ and Hulu.
Loeb does make one thing clear. Marvel Studios is making the upcoming MCU driven fare for Disney+, like Loki or The Falcon and Winter Soldier.
“Well, first of all, 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.”
As for what’s coming to Disney+ from Marvel Television? He’s not revealing that quite yet.
One thing he would talk about was the upcoming adult animated series on Hulu, such as Howard the Duck and M.O.D.O.K.
“We just started looking through things that made us laugh, and you know Patton Oswalt playing M.O.D.O.K., Will and Josh, who had this take on Hit-Monkey, the idea of a monkey assassin just made us smile. When Chelsea Handler and Erica Rivinoja came in, and we started talking about how do we do what we sort of refer to as Laverne and Shirley in the Marvel Universe. When you put Tigra and Dazzler together and you know that Chelsea’s going to voice Tigra, you just know that’s going to be just fun, and then it was just inevitable that we were going to do Howard the Duck, and we just knew that the kind of Howard the Duck we wanted to do was not going to be a live action guy in a suit or a CG creature, or whatever, we just wanted to do it as a straight ahead, smart, funny, political.”
He also talked about figuring out what to bring to life via Marvel Television as well.
“That’s why going back to the beginning, that’s why we can do a Legion, a Daredevil, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a Ghost Rider. I don’t know any kind of corporation that makes a product that could do that kind of thing unless it’s at its core a storytelling machine. We have all different kinds of voices and genders and people who want to tell stories through the Marvel library, and when that happens, you get Marvel. We believe that anyone can be a hero and that that enables you to tell stories about every single person on this planet, that’s our real secret.”
Agents of SHIELD will return in 2020 for its final season. Keep tuned to 4 Your Excitement for future Marvel news.
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