Bob Iger has revealed that a Loki TV series starring Tom Hiddleston is in development. Iger also announced that the name of the Disney streaming service is Disney+, which really doesn't come as that big of a surprise. However, the Loki series news is pretty big. Iger did not comment on the Scarlet Witch series, which is also reportedly in development at this time. Both Marvel shows were announced back in September, and fans have been trying to figure out how they will go forward after the events of Infinity War, since both characters didn't survive.
When news of the Loki series was first announced, it wasn't clear if Tom Hiddleston would be involved. Now that it's confirmed, it's time to try and figure out when the show will take place within the MCU. Loki had a pretty bad meeting with Thanos at the beginning of Infinity War, and he is believed to be dead. With that being said, we've seen set photos for Avengers 4 that include Hiddleston, so he might be alive after all, or in an alternate universe.
There have been plenty of fan theories surrounding Loki's survival since Infinity War hit theaters. Even Hiddleston is blown away by the devotion of hardcore Marvel Cinematic Universe fans who approach him on a daily basis about the character's survival. The actor admits that he has heard some "amazing" theories about Loki's survival, but he cannot comment on any of it until after Avengers 4 hits theaters next year. Hiddleston, as well as the rest of the MCU cast, have been doing an amazing job keeping all of the secrets about the upcoming movie under wraps, which has been frustrating for some fans who are looking for spoilers.
The new Disney streaming service will include past Disney content as well as future content that is currently in development or filming. Jon Favreau's live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, is currently filming, and it has just been announced that Diego Luna will star in a Rogue One prequel, which will also air on the upcoming streaming platform. Additionally, a new season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars is being developed. The company is also planning The High School Musical reboot and a new original animated series based on Pixar's Monsters Inc.
Bob Iger didn't mention the Scarlet Witch series starring Elizabeth Olsen, but that doesn't mean that it's not still happening. There have been additional announcements that Falcon and Winter Soldier are getting their own limited series as well. It's definitely a fun time to be an MCU fan, with all of these new projects starting to move forward, along with the upcoming Phase 4 of the MCU, which is still a huge mystery at this point in time. The Disney streaming platform news was first reported by CNBC, and further details will be revealed in the coming months.