He began by confirming that Loki was indeed the premiere of Disney + ‘s most watched series on the streaming service. It’s an impressive feat, especially after the likes of The Mandalorian, WandaVision, and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. I didn’t really feel Loki received the same promotional push as the last two series from Marvel Studios, which makes this news even more surprising.
Chapek also described the MCU as a “never-ending opportunity” for new content, but made it clear that there are no plans to split Disney +, creating separate streaming platforms that would be the exclusive homes of Marvel. Studios and Star wars content. The CEO also rejected the idea that Disney + will launch a lower priced / free version with ads.
Going back to the MCU, Chapek also highlighted the upcoming Armor wars series.
“Tell your Marvel fan that we have a series called Armor Wars coming up, starring Don Cheadle as War Machine,” he teased. “I think it’s probably going to scratch that itch that our fans have for more Iron Man. ”
It’s certainly an interesting comment, and while we know War Machine will be the leader, the series also seems to be the most likely place for Ironheart to debut before starring in its solo series.
Time will tell, but the future looks bright for the MCU on Disney’s streaming platform.