A Handy Breakdown of All the Marvel Shows Set to Premiere on Disney+
If you thought the adventures of our favorite Avengers could be contained on the big screen, you thought wrong, buddy! Disney announced its plans to launch its' streaming site Disney+ back in 2018, and since then, it's been steadily adding several limited series centered on popular characters from the MCU. During Disney's Investor Day on Dec. 11, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed a slate of previously announced and brand-new Marvel shows coming to the streamer, and they sound pretty epic!
Disney+ subscribers get to enjoy the classic blockbuster MCU films along with their TV counterparts, which Feige revealed will be directly intertwined with the events from the movie side of the franchise. It's a different approach from other Marvel TV shows that have so far functioned as more of side stories to the MCU. Marvel's now-defunct shows including Freeform's Cloak & Dagger, ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Netflix's Defender series were rarely acknowledged by their movie counterparts and thus are limited to their own worlds. These Disney+ shows will directly tie in with the films and integrate into MCU's story building. We're superexcited for all these series and what they could add to the MCU lore. Check them out ahead!
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Premiering on Jan. 15, 2021, Marvel Studios' first series will feature Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as Wanda Maximoff and Vision soon after the events of Avengers: Endgame.
The story follows the two Avengers as they live idealized suburban lives, before they begin to suspect everything is not as it seems. WandaVision will tie into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse Of Madness, which Olsen will also star in, and includes Kathryn Hahn, Kat Dennings, Randall Park, and Teyonah Parris, who will play an adult Monica Rambeau first seen in Captin Marvel. Funny enough, Captain Marvel cowriter Jac Schaeffer has been tapped to run point on the series and will pen the pilot and executive produce.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
Premiering on March 19, 2021, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier stars Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon, and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier.
The series follows the pair as they team up on a global adventure that tests their abilities and their patience. As the trailer revealed, Sam will wrestle with his decision to take up Captain America's shield as Bucky goes head-to-head with Daniel Brühl's Baron Zemo, who we last saw being taken into custody at the end of Captain America: Civil War after he killed Black Panther's father in a bomb blast and sparked tensions between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark. Directed by Kari Skogland with Malcolm Spellman serving as head writer, the six-episode series also stars Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter and Wyatt Russell as John Walker.
Loki will follow Tom Hiddleston's title character as the trickster and shape-shifter pops around human history, influencing historical events. Set to debut in May 2021, the series also stars Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku, and Richard E. Grant. Kate Herron directs Loki, and Michael Waldron is head writer.
Marvel’s What If…?
Set for a Summer 2021 release, Marvel's What If…? is an animated show that will present a fresh take on some of the things we've already seen on the big screen. Each episode will feature an iconic moment from the MCU through an entirely different perspective, flipping it on its head. Jeffrey Wright will voice The Watcher, a cosmic entity who shows up in moments of extreme crisis to record important events for future generations. The series is directed by Bryan Andrews with Ashley Bradley serving as head writer.
Ms. Marvel, launching on Disney+ in late 2021, introduces Kamala Khan — a 16-year-old Pakistani-American growing up in Jersey City. A great student, an avid gamer, and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, she has a special affinity for superheroes, particularly Captain Marvel. But Kamala struggles to fit in at home and at school—that is, until she gets superpowers like the heroes she's always looked up to. Life is easier with superpowers, right?
Iman Vellani stars as Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel, leading a cast that also includes Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Laith Naki, Azher Usman, Travina Springer, and Nimra Bucha.
Debuting in late 2021, Hawkeye will follow Clint Barton as he passes the torch to Kate Bishop, played by Hailee Steinfeld, who takes up the Hawkeye mantle in Marvel Comics. The cast also includes Vera Farmiga, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Zahn McClarnon, Brian d'Arcy James and newcomer Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez. Hawkeye is helmed by Rhys Thomas and directing duo Bert and Bertie.
Bruce Banner isn't the only onscreen Hulk anymore! She-Hulk stars Tatiana Maslany as the titular character, also known as Jennifer Walters, a lawyer who specializes in superhuman-oriented legal cases. The series will welcome a host of Marvel characters to the series, including the Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo, and the Abomination, played by Tim Roth. The series is directed by Kat Coiro and Anu Valia with Jessica Gao as head writer.
Described as a man "struggling with multiple personalities and amoral inclinations," Marvel's Marc Spector/Moon Knight is swooping in to fight everyone's battles, including his own. Directed by Mohamed Diab, the action-adventure features a complex vigilante who suffers from dissociative identity disorder. The multiple identities who live inside him are distinct characters who appear against a backdrop of Egyptian iconography.
Ironheart stars Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams, a genius inventor who creates the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man.
Armor Wars, based on the classic Marvel comic series, comes to Disney+ starring Don Cheadle as James Rhodes aka War Machine who must face what happens when Tony Stark's tech falls into the wrong hands.
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