This article appeared on Variety, and everyone LOST IT!
So, not sure if Marvel finally figured out that Loki sells, or if they’ve just been holding out. If so, time to let the bottom fall out, guys, WE WANT LOKI!
According to the Variety article:
These series will likely include shows centered on Loki and the Scarlet Witch, along with other beloved superheroes who have yet to appear in their own standalone movies.https://variety.com/2018/film/news/loki-scarlet-witch-tv-series-marvel-disney-streaming-service-1202947551/
Marvel and Disney had no comment.
Well, that’s concerning.
The actors who portrayed these heroes and villains in the Avengers films and their spin-offs, such as Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen, are expected to play them in the streaming shows.
OK, sounds good so far…
Insiders stress the Avengers that have gotten their own movies like Iron Man and Captain America will not be featured in the series with the studios focusing on characters who have served as second tier characters in the MCU.
Fine by me. I’ve seen more than enough of Iron Man to last me awhile, but I digress. I don’t exactly think Loki is a ‘second tier’ character, he stole the first Avenger’s movie, all the Loki merchandise sells out ASAP, and look at the #1 name drop here in this article to get people’s attention, but whatever you say!
Honestly, us Loki-fans have been through enough, so if you’re playing with our emotions for marketing hype, seriously, fuck you, Marvel. But if it comes to pass? That would be a nice change of pace. Personally, I’m not going to get excited until Marvel or Disney comes forth with something real. Let’s remember, the internet doesn’t always tell the truth (le GASP!) and I don’t want yet another good ‘ole Marvel screw job. Cautious optimism is the best course of action for this one until a source from Marvel or Disney answers this definitely. We’ll see how it plays out.