Well this is interesting news. As Disney prepares to launch its upcoming streaming service, Variety are reporting that there are plans in development for a number of limited series' focused on some of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's second-tier characters. This will include show centred on the likes of Loki and the Scarlet Witch and a number of other characters who have yet to get a standalone movie.

The actors who portrayed these heroes and villains in the Marvel movies, such as Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen are expected to play them in the streaming shows too. This will likely mean some hefty budgets that are expected to rival those of a major studio production.

Each show will comprise of about six to eight episodes while Kevin Feige is expected to take a hands-on role in their development. It's still early days so no writers have been attached yet but insiders have told Variety that any of the Avengers that have gotten their own movies will not be featured in these shows. Take that, Iron Man.

These shows are also set to go under the Marvel Studios banner as opposed to Marvel Television which makes the likes of 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' and Netflix shows like 'Daredevil' and 'Iron Fist'.

There are no fear of these earlier shows moving over to the Disney streaming service when it launches however, with Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos saying earlier this year: "As long as they keep making those shows, they continue on Netflix.

"Our Marvel series that Disney produces for us - we own those shows. They run until we cancel them."

These new Marvel Shows with Disney however could end up drawing a lot of comic fans to the new streaming service. Between them and the multiple Star Wars TV shows also on the way, Netflix could have a tough competitor on its hands in 2019.