As excited as people were to see the first trailer for Captain Marvel, Disney arguably topped themselves this week with the revelation that Loki and Scarlet Witch will be getting their own shows on the company’s planned streaming service.
There’s still much to be learned about this pair of projects, but the fans have made it clear that they’re already on board. While both Loki and Wanda Maximoff seemingly perished in the recent Avengers: Infinity War, this latest announcement confirms that there’s a future for these characters yet, and many Twitter users couldn’t be happier.
LOKI AND SCARLET WITCH GETTING THEIR OWN SHOWS IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF 2018
— ?? (@royalwheelers) September 19, 2018
WE'RE GETTING A LOKI TV SERIES STARRING TOM HIDDLESTON THIS IS NOT A DRILL IT'S REALLY HAPPENING HOLY FUCK MY EMOTIONS ARE ALL OVER THE PLACE I STAY WINNING THANK YOU GOD AND JESUS AND MARVEL pic.twitter.com/WhbWijkm6n
— mar️ ︽✵︽ (@midtownbarry) September 19, 2018
LOKI IS GETTING HIS OWN TV SHOW I HOPE YALL ARE READY BECAUSE I CERTAINLY AM NOT pic.twitter.com/6H8JVj8Xgz
— hayden ︽✵︽ ☀️| 220 (@lokicdinson) September 19, 2018
a loki tv show… a mcu wanda tv show… I'm jumping… on GOD I'm jumping…
— secret six stan account (@Igbtdeadpool) September 19, 2018
An Elizabeth Olsen led Scarlet Witch show has infinite possibilities. pic.twitter.com/DUgnE3BKct
— Alis Volat Propriis (@RochardScott) September 19, 2018
God I would sell one of my limbs for a dark, adult humour series about Loki hahahaha can you imagine how fucked that could be
And after Infinity War I kinda like the film version of Scarlet Witch?? She'd be really cool and deserves a lot more character development
— jessica m (@my2k) September 19, 2018
i really got a captain marvel trailer and news of a loki live action show all in one day pic.twitter.com/BrFmU4ccjL
— tasnim ︽✵︽ (@captainslouis) September 19, 2018
— Danielle Rock (@DanielleRock26) September 19, 2018
okay I have zero clue how this would fit in any timelines, or how they could potentially exist from movie to movie. but a Scarlet Witch series? yeah Disney take my money https://t.co/D9dqGX72Bo
— Kuavo (@_AssassinCreed) September 19, 2018
That last tweet raises a valid question of how such lengthy solo journeys for these two characters could be integrated into the MCU timeline. Granted, there’s good reason to believe that dusted heroes like Wanda will be brought back to life in Avengers 4, but Loki’s death in Infinity War came across as a little more permanent. Since it’s unclear where a prequel could fit into his life story, you have to wonder if there’s credence to all these theories that he’s due for a comeback.
In any case, our answers will come in due time, as will further shows focusing on relatively unsung heroes from the Marvel movies – which brings us to this final tweet:
If scarlet witch and Loki can get a show hawkeye and get a show based off of the Matt fraction comic if they did that it would be pic.twitter.com/YHCn2wayMd
— ?Chris(gamers rise up) ? (@Ept27) September 19, 2018
Kevin Feige has certainly hinted at big plans for Clint Barton, so this idea certainly sounds plausible. What’s more, the limited series format could be very well suited to adapting some of the more eventful stories from the comics without the pressure of cramming entire sagas into feature-length movies.
In any case, we’ll surely be in a much better position to understand where the characters of Hawkeye, Loki, and Scarlet Witch could go from here when Avengers 4 comes out on May 3rd, 2019.