There have been many rumblings surrounding Marvel Studios’ future expansions. We’ve heard the first inklings that they’ll explore new avenues with more animated series heading our way. Ever since WandaVision was released, we’ve seen the company exploring more possibilities to tell its stories in new and interesting ways. Well, it seems the company is all in with their streaming future, as Brad Winderbaum was officially nominated to the position of Head of Streaming, Television, and Animation at Marvel Studios.
The announcement comes at a perfect time as the first animated series by Marvel Studios, the multiverse exploring What If. Winderbaum has been with the company for quite some time, as he was in the trailer back in 2007 when Kevin Feige, Jon Favreau, and Robert Downey Jr. worked on the Iron Man script. Little would they know at the time just how far the franchise would grow. He started as the assistant to Lois D’Esposito and has quite a history with the company.
Their media ventures were once quite splintered with the entire TV department working directly under Marvel, while Kevin Feige worked for Bob Iger directly. In 2019, he took over the department and replaced Jeph Loeb. While the brand has made animated series dating all the way back to the 1960s, it’s the first time Marvel Studios is taking this venture. They are also exploring an animated expansion of their core franchise, as What If is part of their ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe. So, we can expect a lot more series in the companies’ future.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter