Among the information in Disney’s first official announcement of its branded streaming service Disney+ which will go online next year comes confirmation that one of the rumored project for the service – a limited series centered on Tom Hiddletson’s Marvel Cinematic Universe character of Loki.
Not much else known about the project including how many episodes it will last, who is writing and show running the series and what other MCU characters and actors we are likely to see in it. It is quite possible that none of these things have even been decided yet by Marvel Studios.
One thing we do know is that this series, and the rumored Scarlet Witch series that would star Elizabeth Olsen, would be overseen by Kevin Feige and the film side of Marvel Studios and not Jeph Loeb. Loeb is in charge of all things television for Marvel and has oversight of such series as Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Cloak And Dagger and the Marvel Netflix series.
Previously, while it has been stated that the various television series and the films all take place in one shared universe, there has been very little crossover between the two. The difference in production schedules has always been the reason given as to why there wasn’t more interaction between the television and film characters. Of course, there was also a question of corporate politics that played into the situation as well.
One thing that Marvel is undoubtedly being tight-lipped about is when this series takes place. Given Loki’s disposition at the beginning of last summer’s The Avengers: Infinity War, such information could possibly spoil things for next May’s Avengers 4.