According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney is one step closer to developing a Marvel show following Scarlet Witch. In an exclusive report yesterday, THR shared news that potential series, The Vision and Scarlet Witch has landed a writer and showrunner.
- Disney and Marvel have reportedly found a writer and showrunner for their Vision and Scarlet Witch series.
- Writer Jac Schaeffer has been tapped to run the series as well as write the pilot and executive produce.
- While her name may not be familiar to fans yet, she is one of the writers who worked on the upcoming MCU film, Captain Marvel.
- Schaeffer penned the screenplay for the Black Widow standalone film that Marvel is currently developing and is expected to shoot later this year.
- She also co-wrote the Disney short Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.
- At least for the time being the working title for the series is The Vision and Scarlet Witch.
- Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen are expected to star in the series.
- With the launch of Disney’s streaming service, Disney+ expected for late 2019, the company is in the process of developing original content for fans and future subscribers.
- Last year, it was announced that Disney was looking into developing Marvel shows starring characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- These series would focus on characters that are integral to the Avengers, but haven’t been the solo focus of a film or storyline.
- Loki and Scarlet Witch were the first characters mentioned followed by The Winter Soldier and Falcon.
- A Loki series is in development, with Tom Hiddleston reportedly signing on to reprise his role as the God of Mischief. Disney CEO, Bob Iger, shared the news via the Q4 earnings call with shareholders.
- As for the Falcon and Winter Soldier series, Malcolm Spellman (Empire) has been hired as writer.
More Marvel news:
- Carol Danvers is back! Marvel’s Captain Marvel #1 is available now wherever comic books are sold. Mack reviewed the first issue of the new series.
- Cate Shortland has been chosen as director for the standalone Black Widow film. Shortland will helm the project with Scarlett Johansson set to reprise her role as the spy Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow.
- “Part of the journey is the end.” Avengers: Endgame will arrive in theatres on April 26 signaling the end of Phase 3 of the MCU.