Marvel Studios is starting to get quite busy again with projects. With its Disney+ shows and movies deep into development and the schedule all laid out until at least the end of 2021, the fans have all expected things to be more or less simmered down for now. But we all know that the team is always planning ahead on future projects, and today brings us some very interesting, albeit unexpected news. With the movies and TV shows all now falling into the same realm of production after Marvel Studios’ absorption of the Marvel TV properties, we were all thinking that the end had come to network TV shows from the MCU. Today though, a new report from Deadline has revealed that ABC is looking to talk with Marvel CCO Kevin Feige about bringing a new superhero show to the broadcast network. ABC Entertainment president Karen Burke recently stated she was looking forward to working with the Marvel team, but they had not discussed which characters would be most suitable for a new show, giving a quote at the Winter TCA Press Tour.
“We love our partners at Marvel and we’re sad to see [Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D] go, it’s been a big part of our history. We’re looking forward to working with Kevin Feige and we’re at the very beginning of conversations with him now about what a Marvel and ABC show might look like. Right now, Marvel’s focus has been on Disney+, as it should be.”
With the final season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. set to premiere this summer, along with 7 different shows in varying stages of development at Disney+, there are a number of possibilities as to what this new show could potentially be. Options range from something centered around one of Marvel’s unused female superheroes to maybe a Damage Control comedy idea, but it’s intriguing at the very least that Marvel’s presence on network TV may still continue with all of the changes over the last few months. All of us at MCU Exchange are curious to see what comes of this new project, but it’s another future release to mark on the ever-expanding MCU calendar regardless!