The heroes of Marvel, Falcon and Winter Soldier have joined for a potential limited series in the Disney broadcast service.
Variety he has learned exclusively that Malcolm Spellman has been chosen to write a series with the two superheroes, which is currently in development in the streamer. It is the first of the limited Marvel series proposed to find a writer.
Marvel and Disney declined to comment.
Falcon and Winter Soldier, played by Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan respectively, have appeared in several Marvel films to date, including the recent blockbuster "Avengers: Infinity War."
While Winter Soldier was a key character in the second "Captain America" movie, the character who became Winter Solider, Bucky Barnes, first appeared in the original "Captain America" movie in 2011. Falcon did his first appearance in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Spellman previously worked as a writer and co-executive producer on Fox's hit "Empire" series and wrote the screenplay for the feature film "Our Family Wedding." He is represented by CAA and Industry Entertainment Partners.
The news of the development comes later. Variety They reported exclusively that Marvel and Disney were preparing multiple limited series focused on characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe that had not yet appeared in their own independent films. At that time, it was reported that characters such as Loki and Scarlet Witch would also be the subject of their own limited series. The series is expected to be six to eight episodes.
Unlike other Marvel programs like "Daredevil" and "The Punisher," the Disney broadcast service series will be produced by Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige, who has spearheaded the MCU for years. It is also expected that the programs have large budgets compared to other television projects.
The news also arrives when Netflix canceled that Marvel shows "Iron Fist" and "Luke Cage", that were developed during two seasons. The two heroes at street level were part of the team of four heroes that made up the Netflix limited series "The Defenders", which included Daredevil and Jessica Jones. "Jessica Jones" has already been renewed for a third season, while "Daredevil" launched its third season earlier this month. "The Punisher" was renewed for the second season on Netflix in December.