We have more news about Marvel Studios’ venture into Disney’s upcoming streaming services, as Kevin Feige expresses his excitement at the prospect during a roundtable discussion with The Hollywood Reporter and other producers in the industry. When asked about how the Disney/Fox merger would affect his studio, Kevin Feige instead veered the conversation back to streaming and the potential for stories in that medium.
“But Paul mentioned the streaming service, and I think that 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. 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, which is our bread and butter, and the lines around the block, if you’re lucky.”
With the recent and escalating rumors of shows for the service starring characters like Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson (Falcon), Wanda and Vision, Nick Fury, Hawkeye and Kate Bishop, there’s boundless story potential using this format that, like Kevin Feige says, could not be achieved in theaters.
They could even potentially influence the movies, unlike the current television shows, such as Kate Bishop appearing in a later Young Avengers movie or Wanda and Vision having their children from the comics, Wiccan and Speed, who were also members of the Young Avengers in the comics.
Whatever Kevin Feige has in store for these shows, I’m sure they’ll be of the same quality as the movies.
Just packed onto a smaller screen.