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Marvel Just Reinvented TV By Taking It Back to Basics

15 February, 2021

Marvel fans were understandably nervous when the company shut down its Marvel Television division. After all, the company was behind everything from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to Netflix shows such as Daredevil. However, the decision led the team behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe to take over TV projects. And as a result, Marvel Studios has changed how fans watch TV.

With Marvel Studios in charge of TV, fans can count on these projects to directly tie into the MCU movies. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has already revealed these shows will be critical to understanding the movies. Case in point, WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, and Hawkeye all feature actors from the movies reprising their roles.

In fact, this first wave of Marvel Disney+ shows seems designed to resolve lingering stories Avengers: Endgame left unfinished. This approach gives the MCU shows a must-watch quality that compels fans to tune in. But more than its approach to storytelling, it’s the marriage between this shared universe narrative and its weekly release that makes Marvel an innovator.

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