Kevin Feige Calls Disney+ Marvel Shows ‘A Totally New Form of Storytelling’, Shares ‘X-Men’ Excitement, and Promises Not to Censor Deadpool

/Film | 4/16/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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Kevin Feige is a busy guy, but he still always takes the time to talk to reporters and give them incredibly vague details about the future of Marvel Studios. With Avengers: Endgame on the horizon, the Fox-Disney deal finalized, and Disney’s streaming service Disney+ already making headlines months before launch, the Marvel Studios president provided some info on what fans can expect in the months and years to come, including details about Disney+ Marvel shows, X-Men, Deadpool and more.

During Disney’s huge Disney+ presentation last week, the House of Mouse dropped some knowledge regarding their Marvel shows – WandaVision, Loki, Hawkeye and Falcon and the Winter Soldier. “It’s the first long-form narrative that Marvel Studios has done — they’ll be six episodes, eight episodes, 10 episodes with the actors from the films playing their characters,” Feige says in a new interview with Variety. “They’ll be changing, evolving, growing in those event series and then those changes will be reflected in their next film appearances.”

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Feige adds: “These episodes will intersect with the movies in a very big way. It’s a totally new form of storytelling that we get to play with and explore.”

In truth, this sounds like a short-form version of what Marvel has been doing with their films, but that’s fine.

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The fact that Marvel was able to convince the actors from their films – Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Hiddelston, and so on – to jump to the streaming shows is a big boon for the studio. “I think it’s a testament to the quality of streaming and to the way things are changing that many of our actors are totally into it and are totally excited by it,” Feige says in the interview, adding that he prepared a lengthy speech on convincing the actors to join to the streaming shows, only to...
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