Disney is taking on the world of film, TV and theater with an all-new film series based on the new movie franchise The Avengers
Disney is planning to debut a new feature film series called The Avengers: The Avengers, Variety has learned.
The series will follow the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as they travel through space, battle a space tyrant, and defeat an alien invasion, sources told Variety.
“The Avengers” will be the first feature film that has been created by Marvel Studios, sources said.
“I am thrilled that Disney has decided to join forces with Marvel Studios to create the world’s most powerful, popular and successful team,” Walt Disney Animation Studios Chairman Bob Iger said.
The movie will star Chris Evans as Captain America and Chris Hemsworth as Black Widow, with Scarlett Johansson as Black Panther, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Hawkeye, Elizabeth Olsen as Black Cat, James Spader as Falcon, Anthony Mackie as Black Knight, Mark Ruffalo as Vision, Jeremy Renner as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Natasha Romanoff, Jeremy Irons as The Vision, Paul Bettany as Clint Barton, Mark Hamill as Hawkeyes, Elizabeth Banks as Maria Hill, Michael B. Jordan as Black Bolt, Mark Wahlberg as Falcon and Vin Diesel as Falcon.
The show will be produced by Joss Whedon and the Avengers studio behind the series, and will be directed by Chris McKay and Chris Morgan.
The Avengers was a critically acclaimed, three-part series created by Whedon and Sam Raimi, with its first installment, “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” hitting theaters on May 1, 2015.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige will produce the series with the help of Marvel Television, which is also developing the show with Disney.
“Marvel Studios is committed to bringing audiences the worlds greatest heroes, villains and epic events in the future with The Avengers,” Feige said in a statement.
The new series will not be available on Netflix until 2020.
The cast will include Chris Evans, Chris Hemmings, Anthony Hopkins, Elizabeth Henstridge, Samuel L. Jackson, Aaron Johnson, Jeremy Howard, Jeremy Piven, Elizabeth Weir, Scarlett Johanson, Idris Elba, Chadwick Boseman, Anthony Raimo, Karen Fukuhara, John Goodman, and Tom Hiddleston.
“With its diverse, talented, and entertaining cast, The Avengers will bring audiences a new, bold, and exciting take on the Marvel Universe and a new era of action for our favorite heroes,” Disney Chief Creative Officer Alan Horn said in the statement.
Marvel Comics is producing the series alongside DC Comics, which acquired Marvel in 2018.
The first episode will air in 2017.