Disney+ ‘The Vision & Scarlet Witch’ Series Finds Writer/Showrunner
Back in September, news dropped that the new streaming service Disney+ would be making a set of limited series focused on bringing some of the MCU characters to the small screen. They have now found their writer and showrunner for ‘The Vision and Scarlet Witch’, as they tap ‘Captain Marvel’ writer Jac Schaeffer to guide the comic book drama.
‘The Vision and Scarlet Witch’ will see Olsen and Bettany reprise their big screen roles as the members of MCU’s Avengers. For those of you that have seen ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and are thinking this maybe spoils the outcome of the upcoming ‘Avengers: End Game’, that may not be the case. Whilst the story is being kept under wraps, it is entirely possible the series could be set pre-Thanos “snap”.
Jac Schaeffer is no stranger to writing for MCU characters. Along with penning the much anticipated ‘Captain Marvel’ movie, she also has written the screenplay for the upcoming ‘Black Widow’ film which will see Scarlett Johansson reprise her role. Schaeffer’s other work includes the ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’ short and the ‘The Hustle’, which is a female-led remake of classic 1988 comedy ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’.
Along with ‘The Vision and Scarlet Witch’ the other MCU characters getting the small screen treatment will see Tom Hiddleston back as the trickster god ‘Loki’, and a ‘Falcon and Winter Soldier’ series which sees Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan join forces. The latter will be penned by ‘Empire’ writer/producer Malcolm Spellman. More limited series featuring MCU characters are expected to follow, however, they probably won’t be announced until after the *ahem*… “dust settles”… following ‘Avengers: End Game’.
In addition to all the Marvel stuff, we know Disney+ will feature a ‘High School Musical’ series, a ‘Monsters Inc.’ animated series, and a female-led ‘High Fidelity’ series starring Zoë Kravitz. There is also Jon Favreau’s ‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian‘, a ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ series with Diego Luna reprising the role of Andor, and a new season of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars‘.
What we don’t yet know is when Disney+ will launch in the UK. At the moment the only information we have is that the new streaming service will launch in the US at some point in late 2019, then around the world after that… Hopefully, they won’t wait too long, but we’ll keep you posted!
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