Marvel has already taken over each different medium, so it was solely a matter of time till they conquered podcasts as properly. The Marvel Podcast Universe is properly below means following the success of the iHeartRadio Award-winning Wolverine: The Lengthy Evening, which broke the dam for brand spanking new scripted Marvel podcasts. Now Marvel is teaming up with SiriusXM to develop new solo podcast sequence for Wolverine, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and Star-Lord. And in basic Marvel vogue, they’ll all be teaming up in a climactic podcast sequence.
Deadline experiences that Marvel has struck a multi-year take care of SiriusXM to develop each scripted and unscripted podcasts, in addition to themed stay occasions. The 2 corporations will accomplice as much as develop 4 new scripted sequence starring Wolverine, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and Star-Lord, in addition to a fifth sequence through which all 4 group up. It’s just like the Podcast Avengers, besides you possibly can’t see them and for some purpose it features a Guardian of the Galaxy. (Really, what a random assortment of characters.)
These titles will premiere in 2020, and follows the footsteps of Marvel’s profitable first ventures into scripted podcast sequence with Wolverine: The Lengthy Evening and its second season, Wolverine: The Misplaced Path. Marvel has been reportedly making an attempt to construct a “Marvel Podcast Universe” which incorporates the 2 Wolverine sequence together with a 10-episode Marvels podcast sequence all developed with Stitcher. Nonetheless, these new sequence below SiriusXM look like separate tasks, which makes me surprise if they are going to be grouped alongside the Stitcher titles. The deal marks a significant first step in podcasting for SiriusXM, the favored subscription radio service.
“Highly effective tales are learn, seen, and heard – and we consider audio is the following pure step to deliver the Marvel Universe to followers world wide,” stated Dan Buckley, President of Marvel Leisure. “Storytelling has at all times been on the coronary heart of Marvel’s success, and SiriusXM and Pandora have the precise platform and experience to deliver Marvel’s wealthy tapestry of tales to listeners in a complete new means. We’re excited to introduce a formidable roster of programming with SiriusXM and Pandora, and we will’t wait to share extra particulars within the weeks and months to return.”
The take care of SiriusXM consists of not solely scripted podcast sequence however unscripted sequence that can “take a look at Marvel’s historical past by means of a modern-day lens of popular culture, common speak exhibits and an interview present with superstar visitors.” Add that to the unscripted Marvel content material quickly coming to Disney+, and followers are going to have extra alternatives than ever to take a peek behind the Marvel curtain.
It’s fascinating that Marvel is partnering with different audio corporations exterior of Stitcher to broaden its Podcast Universe. The Marvel Stitcher titles have been surprisingly spectacular, successfully utilizing the medium to create immersive audio dramas that provide a special strategy to storytelling than comedian books. However Stitcher doesn’t have almost the attain that SiriusXM does, so maybe the comedian e book model desires to ascertain as a lot of a footing as attainable.