As Disney prepares to enter the world of on-demand streaming in 2019, it is reportedly calling on some of its biggest money makers: the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Per Variety, the studio is developing several limited series centered on characters like Tom Hiddleston's Loki and Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch, among others. Bigger stars like Captain America or Iron Man are not expected to be featured, as Disney focuses on its “second tier characters.”
These projects are reportedly expected to be pricey, and include six to eight episodes each to kick things off. Disney will shoulder the cost of this new development, while it also loses money by slowly beginning to pull out of licensing deals with places like Netflix. The world-dominating streaming service already hosts a number of Marvel shows, including Luke Cage, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and The Punisher, but last fall Disney revealed it will pull all of those shows, as well as its MCU films, and Star Wars, when its streaming service launches. And it's already looking like the super-posse crossover series The Defenders won't get a second season.
There’s still not too many details about Disney’s product, other than that it is expected to be cheaper than Netflix and launch in late 2019. With all that said, watch Black Panther on Netflix while you still can.