Though most Marvel TV shows have already confirmed to be heading to Disney+, there is still hope for those wishing for the return of Marvel Television as it has been revealed that Marvel president and Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige is currently in talks with ABC Entertainment to bring a Marvel superhero show back to broadcast television.
The announcement was made at the Television Critics Association press tour by ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke who noted that the network is currently in “the very beginning of conversations” with Feige.
“We love our partners at Marvel and we’re sad to see [Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D] go, it’s been a big part of our history. We’re looking forward to working with Kevin Feige and we’re at the very beginning of conversations with him now about what a Marvel and ABC show might look like. Right now, Marvel’s focus has been on Disney+, as it should be.”
ABC’s Agents of SHIELD, which started in 2013, will be ending its seven-year run with its upcoming seventh season and though there were plans for a spinoff show for Hulu starring Diego Luna as Ghost Rider, that plan soon fizzled out. Agents of SHIELD’s final season will mark the first time that the network will not have any live-action Marvel presence since 2013.
As Burke mentioned, Marvel’s main focus is currently on its lineup of shows slated to hit Disney’s streaming service Disney+, with shows such as WandaVision, Loki, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Hawkeye. Feige’s talks with ABC is also in its infancy, and we will probably have to wait for quite a while before more news on a possible Marvel TV show for ABC is announced.