Marvel Studios has maintained a mix of character introductions and classic world-building as it tells the next wave of MCU stories. Unfamiliar heroes such as Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) and the Eternals got a shot at silver-screen stardom, while time-tested MCU staples such as Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) took their places on Disney+, the popular streaming service. So when we got an opportunity to interview Marvel producer Trinh Tran for her work on the upcoming Hawkeye television series, we questioned how Marvel decides which stories go where, and her answer is in the video above.
You might assume that getting your Marvel character relegated to a Disney+ series is a step down from being a Marvel movie, but that simply isn’t the case anymore. The budget constraints for Marvel Studios television shows don’t look obvious, with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki going to great lengths to build out their dense worlds. Not to mention, a six-episode Disney+ run essentially means you are getting the equivalent of two and a half movies to tell your story, allowing for more narrative growth and character development.
That’s why Hawkeye producer Trinh Tran, who also produced Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, basically said that the decision between film and television always boils down to story. She told CinemaBlend:
That definitely explains why Hawkeye made the shift from a theatrical feature to a Disney+ show, and the same logic undoubtedly can be applied to the various characters who will receive their introduction in a streaming show over the upcoming years. Oscar Isaac’s Moon Knight, Tatiana Maslany’s She-Hulk, and Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, all will get introductory series on Disney+. While the MCU movies of 2022 largely are reserved for sequels. Need to stay up to date on everything happening in the MCU, from Upcoming Movies to Television Show premieres? Click those links for all the latest information.
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