One of the major draws for Disney+ is that it will have some original content including Marvel miniseries starring actors from the films. While some fans are concerned when it comes to the quality of these shows, it looks like we should expect pretty much the same quality as the movies.
As per The Hollywood Reporter, Disney is allocating a budget of $25 million per episode when it comes to Marvel Cinematic Universe series like WandaVision and Falcon and the Winter Soldier. With each miniseries said to run for 6-8 episodes, we could be looking at a total cost of something close to $150 million—roughly the same budget of a standalone MCU film.
If Disney is willing to spend that much on series, fans are left wondering why they didn’t just push forward with a theatrically released film. My guess is that Disney wants to minimize risks when it comes to these properties, and they can save a lot on marketing and distribution if they just have these “smaller” stories published on their own streaming service. What’s more, these big properties are meant to entice viewers to subscribe to their platform – something which we sure is working on fans of the Marvel franchise.
Though production quality has been assured for these shows, my main concern is about the writing. Though critically acclaimed, the Marvel Netflix and ABC shows have always been considered lower tier because of the quality in writing. Hopefully with Kevin Feige overseeing all these projects, we can expect something a bit better when it comes to TV.
Disney+ launches on Nov. 12, but the first Marvel miniseries The Falcon and the Winter Soldier comes out on the fall of 2020.