Captain Marvel writer Jac Schaeffer will next work on the Scarlet Witch TV show, set to be headed up by Elizabeth Olsen, which is being developed for Disney’s upcoming streaming service.
Schaeffer has the Captain Marvel and Black Widow movies on her list of upcoming projects, and Olaf’s Frozen Adventure among her previous output. The Hollywood Reporter tells us that she will write the first episode of the Scarlet Witch series and serve as its showrunner.
It was in the back end of last year that we first learned Disney was developing a high-budget miniseries based around Olsen’s Scarlet Witch (real name Wanda Maximoff), with a view to luring fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe into signing up for the Disney Plus streaming service.
A subsequent update from SlashFilm claimed that Vision will have a “large part” in the Scarlet Witch show. The report cited unnamed sources and suggested that the resultant series “may actually be a series more about the super-powered couple than just Wanda.”
This, of course, makes a certain amount of sense. Bettany made his debut as the Vision (after voicing Iron Man’s JARVIS A.I. for years) in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, the same flick that introduced Wanda and her doomed brother Quicksilver into the MCU.
Vision and Scarlet Witch became close after Age Of Ultron, with their appearances in Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War often putting the characters together in a romantic setting.
The only problem is that Vision appeared to die a death in Infinity War, turning grey and making a shutdown noise like an old PC after Thanos yanked an Infinity Stone out of his head. We’re assuming that Avengers: Endgame may be able to find a remedy for that when it arrives in cinemas in April, but we’ll just have to wait and watch to find out.
There is also a Loki series starring Tom Hiddleston and a Bucky/Falcon show with Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie in the works at Disney/Marvel. MCU overlord Kevin Feige is producing all of these projects, taking a more hands-on approach than he has with the previous Marvel TV shows.
We’ll keep bringing you news on all these projects as we hear it.