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Starting with Phase 4, Marvel Studios is producing multiple TV shows on Disney+. These will not only be set in the Marvel universe, but they will be tied to what’s happening on the big screen.
So while previous series like Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Daredevil acknowledged the goings-on in the movies every now and then, these upcoming shows will intersect with the narrative of the blockbusters — making them mandatory viewing for any serious Marvel fan.
Thankfully, it’ll be easy to keep up with these new releases, as they’re scheduled to drop on streaming service Disney+ over the next few years. We’ve put together a quick rundown of every TV title you should look forward to. Some are based around established characters, others are set to introduce new ones.
|The Falcon and the Winter Soldier||August 2020|
The first Marvel series to debut on Disney+, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier sees Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprising their roles from the franchise. The action will take place in the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame, so after Captain America retired and passed on his shield to Falcon.
The cast also includes Emily Van Camp as Sharon Carter and Daniel Brühl as Helmut Zemo, who you might remember from Captain America: Civil War. As for new faces, Wyatt Russell will play John Walker, who in the comics was a villain. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will reportedly premiere in August 2020.
Another show that revolves around household names, WandaVision will star Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as, well, Wanda and Vision. Details concerning the plot are currently kept under wraps, but WandaVision seems to be a surreal series that partially takes place inside Scarlet Witch’s mind. As you might remember, Vision died in Avengers: Infinity War.
Rumor has it that Wanda created a dream-family version of her life with Vision to cope with the loss. The cast also includes Kathryn Hahn, Randall Park, Kat Dennings and Teyonah Parris. WandaVision was initially slated for a 2021 debut, but is now reportedly set to premiere on Disney+ in December 2020.
While both The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision are set after Avengers: Endgame, Loki offers a different approach. The series, which sees Tom Hiddleston reprise his role as the God of Mischief, will follow Loki as he travels through history and tries to influence events, most likely to his advantage.
The show will feature the version of Loki that escaped with the Tesseract in Endgame, so before he got that entire redemption arc in Thor: Ragnarok and Infinity War. Fun! Owen Wilson was also cast in the show, but details surrounding his character haven’t been released yet. Loki is set to premiere on Disney+ in early 2021.
The only new animated Marvel show announced so far, What If…? is an adaptation of the comics that ran under the same name, which imagine what would have happened if certain scenarios in the Marvel universe played out differently.
For instance, what would have happened if Peggy Carter took the super-soldier serum instead of Steve Rogers? Jeffrey Wright will voice the Watcher or the narrator of the new series, while most of the MCU actors are set to voice their own characters. The list includes Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Chadwick Boseman and Hayley Atwell. What If…? will premiere sometime in mid-2021.
The Hawkeye series will see Jeremy Renner reprise his role of Hawkeye and follow him as he trains his daughter, Kate, to eventually take up his mantle. Not much else is known about the series so far, except that it will likely premiere on Disney+ sometime in late 2021.
In the comics, Ms. Marvel is the superhero alter-ego of Kamala Khan, a Pakistani American teen with shapeshifting abilities who discovers that she has Inhuman genes. As a result, she takes the mantle of Ms. Marvel, following in the footsteps of her idol, Carol Danvers.
No casting announcements have been made, but the series might tie into the Captain Marvel sequel, which is rumored for a 2022 release. Similarly, no premiere date for Ms. Marvel has been set so far.
Not a lot of details about Moon Knight are available just yet, but we do know that the series will be based on the comic book character of the same name. A former mercenary, he has a vast fortune and a multiple-personality disorder.
Moon Knight is often referred to as Marvel’s answer to Batman, so it’ll be interesting to see who gets cast in the main role. A premiere date for the series hasn’t been announced yet.
In the comics, She-Hulk is the alter ego of Jennifer Walters, Bruce Banner’s cousin. She ends up with abilities of her own after needing a blood transfusion from Bruce. Consequently, Walters becomes a large, powerful green-hued version of herself, while still maintaining her personality.
No concrete information about She-Hulk has been released, but Mark Ruffalo said he isn’t ruling out reprising his role as Hulk in the upcoming series.
Disney+ became available in November 2019, offering a vast library of both TV shows and movies. Subscribers can watch classic titles from the Disney Vault and enjoy programming from the Disney Channel. The platform also hosts titles from Disney’s subsidiaries: Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar and Lucasfilm.
The streaming service offers original productions as well. Star Wars-set sci-fi western The Mandalorian, for instance, became a worldwide hit ever since its premiere. Check out our Disney+ review for more information. Subscriptions cost $6.99 per month, but new users get a free 7-day trial to give the service a spin.
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