Marvel Boss Kevin Feige Says That Streaming Is "The Future" Of The MCU

Marvel's first Disney+ show will be WandaVision, and it hits the service next month.

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While there are many movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe ahead of us, much of the focus right now is on the studio's upcoming slate of shows heading to Disney+, which kicks off next month with WandaVision. Now Marvel boss Kevin Feige has spoken about the MCU and the importance of streaming in Marvel's future plans.

Speaking to Emmy.com, Feige stated that he considered streaming "the future" of the MCU. [It's] where consumers want to watch things," he said. "And hopefully they'll want to watch our longform narrative series. An experience like WandaVision is something you can't get in a movie. You go to movies for things you can't get on streaming, and you go to streaming for things you can't get in a theater. And of course, everything in a theater goes to streaming eventually."

Feige goes on to explain that MCU shows provide the opportunity to explore characters, such as WandaVision's Wanda Maximoff and Vision, in more depth than in movies. "My team and I were wondering internally about where to go from here, and what would be the next step that was equally challenging and unexpected," he said. "Elizabeth [Olsen] and Paul [Bettany] were these amazing actors--who had done amazing things in four movies--but never had a chance to dominate the narrative because there was so much else going on. It felt fun to finally give them a platform to showcase their astounding talent."

In the interview, Feige also dropped a hint about another of Marvel's upcoming Disney+ shows, She-Hulk. The series will star Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters, a lawyer who is also Bruce Banner's cousin. He described the show as a "half-hour legal comedy," and stated it would be something Marvel had "never done before."

Last week, Marvel announced a new Disney+ show titled Marvel Studios: Legends. It isn't a new narrative series, but a "greatest hits" package focusing on individual heroes from the MCU. The first two episodes arrive in January and will feature Wanda and Vision. Beyond that, other upcoming Marvel series include Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Loki , Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye, Moon Knight, and the crossover event Secret Invasion.

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movies > shows. in a very optimal world maybe they would have something like captain america facing of with the villain of the week. episodes which would basically be mini-movies

still i got the most epic movie saga from iron man to endgame so it was bound to hit ceiling at some point

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Too bad none of the streaming offerings are any good.
Hawkeye isn't even about Hawkeye.
Captain America is about lame-ass Falcon.
WandaVision... because I watched the Avengers and thought.. "damn I need more WandaVision"
What's left of the movies is getting lackluster too...

It's not surprising, the second Iron Man died you knew the MCU was going on life support.
It's just sad to see someone refuse to put the dog down before it starts to suffer.

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I guarntee if it all goes behind disney streaming platform I wont be watch any of them anymore.

As it is there what 5+ about to be release on disney streaming platform? I will never watch just like I will never watch the new Star trek shows cause there behind CBS streaming platform,

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@tsunami2311: I would if streaming prices weren't so ridiculous. It was one thing to pay 15$ when Hulu/Netflix had everything. Now it's split 38 different ways, and everyone still wants 15$ (if not more).

10$ or less if you are going to lock me to a single channel/company with a subscription. Otherwise I'm dusting off the hat and peg-leg, and sailing the high seas.

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If audiences had completely deserted theaters during a normal year for no discernible reason and switched to streaming only, then yeah sure, he might have a point. But, unsurprisingly, boss man here has missed the pandemic and its effects completely.

Though their bean counters could've just said that it costs less to produce quantity over quality, as much as Marvel's productions have been, so of course they are going all in with streaming; Covid just offered a convenient excuse to nix having to go to theaters. Especially if they don't need to share profits with them!

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@sbargovox3: I'm all for it. Theater's have had a stranglehold on release models for far too long. They need to be an option, not a necessity.

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