Fielding Television Critics Assn. press tour questions from the set of “Ms. Marvel,” Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige reiterated that Elizabeth Olsen — or “Lizzie Olsen,” as he called her — will go right from the limited series “WandaVision” into the new “Doctor Strange” film. But he left the door open for other upcoming Disney Plus series to welcome second seasons.
“The fun of the MCU is obviously all of the crossover that we can do between series, between films,” he said. “So it will always vary based on the story. Sometimes they’ll go into a season two, sometimes it will go into a feature and then back into a series. We’ve announced that ‘Ms. Marvel,’ after her debut on Disney Plus, will be going into the second “Captain Marvel” film. But sometimes — it’s yet to be announced, but we are thinking of planning second seasons for some of the upcoming series.”
After “WandaVision” comes to a close, “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” is slated to premiere on Disney Plus on March 19, followed by “Loki” on June 11. “She-Hulk,” starring Tatiana Maslany, and “Moon Knight,” featuring Ethan Hawke, are also in the works.
“We are developing all of these shows the way we’re developing our our movies,” said Feige. “In other words, when we start with a movie, we hope there’s a part two, we hope there’s a part three. But we aren’t factoring that into the part one. We are we are trying to make something that people enough and that people enjoy enough to want to revisit enough that they want to see to see the story continued. So that is the way we’re that is the way we’re proceeding on television as well.”
Adding that he has “been at Marvel for too long to say a definite no or definite yes to anything,” but there were certain shows where Marvel Studios has already begun thinking about possible subsequent seasons.
“Some of the shows that I mentioned that we were about to start filming, we are keeping in mind a structure that would lead into a Season 2, a Season 3, in a more direct way than, say, a show like, like ‘WandaVision,’ which clearly goes into into a feature,” said Feige.
Separately, when asked if Marvel Studios could bring the rights to Netflix’s or ABC’s Marvel television series back into the fold, Feige responded, “I think we probably could. I think a lot of that stuff comes back to us. There are always rumors online about things reverting. Sometimes that’s true. Sometimes it’s not. And I’m not exactly sure of the exact contracts, but perhaps someday.”