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Will Disney+'s Avengers shows close the gap between film and television?

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Disney+ is coming, but how much will it shake the table?


The entertainment giant announced the forthcoming streaming service earlier this year, but to coincide with the epic Avengers: Endgame, also announced were a few central shows, produced by Marvel Studios, featuring some of the supporting cast in standalone limited series. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki and an untitled series centered around Hawkeye have been confirmed for the service within its first two years, bringing some of the lower-stated Avengers to the small screen.

With streaming continuing to change the way entertainment media is consumed, do you think that the integration of such a popular franchise such as the Avengers could perhaps change the stigma regarding television as a stepping stone of sorts, as compared to the much more prolific and refined careers that silver-screen mainstays enjoy? Or will this perhaps only serve best for Disney's works, whose firm grip on several iconic brands and intellectual properties allow them to have more freedom in the level of quality they can bring to the table?

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These miniseries will be good for the characters who didn't get as much shine in the films. We're perched for WandaVision in particular.

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If the writing can sustain the quality of multiple episodes over one movie it’s definitely possible.

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Not per se. The reemergence of the anthology format has already raised the profile of TV as a serious art form, partly for the creative freedom and because they only require short-term commitment from film actors. Disney+ will be significant but I feel these pursuits are beneficial to their work more than television as a medium.

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2 hours ago, Don Draper said:

Not per se. The reemergence of the anthology format has already raised the profile of TV as a serious art form, partly for the creative freedom and because they only require short-term commitment from film actors. Disney+ will be significant but I feel these pursuits are beneficial to their work more than television as a medium.

Yeah, especially since I don't see these shows garnering the accolades of a Orange is the New Black or even a Stranger Things in terms of streaming series that shook the table. They'll no doubt be popular, but that type of thing will only serve to benefit Disney I feel. It seems Disney's only goal is to make money after seeing the phenomenon Netflix became, not make television be taken seriously.

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