It requires quite some effort to keep up with the Marvel Cinematic Universe activities: since 2008, Marvel Studios has published 23 superhero films. But now die-hard Marvel fans will have additional homework: in addition to visiting the film theater to completely comprehend the life of their favorite heroes and villains, they will have to (or get to, depending on one’s view) switch to Disney’s fresh streaming service Disney+.
Marvel has previously created some shows that are loosely linked to their films, including S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Defenders agents. But those series always kept their distance from their big-screen counterparts: it was easy to understand the movies without ever tuning into the missions of Agent Colson in S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents, and the likes of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage never joined in the movies with Captain America or Iron Man.
That’s going to add with the fresh Disney+ shows featuring some of the Marvel films’ greatest heroes and villains. Head of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige announced this summer at San Diego Comic-Con five new superhero and supervillain shows.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Fall 2020)
Marvel hasn’t communicated much about her first TV series’ plot, but we can infer some of the title’s information. Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America (Chris Evans), retire and hand over his shield to Falcon, a.k.a. Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) at the end of Avengers: Endgame.
Wandavision (Spring 2021)
Wanda Maximoff and Vision formed one of the stranger romantic pairings in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, both because of the age gap between actors Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany (not that Hollywood had stopped before) and because, well, Vision was an android. Wanda and the other Avengers risked the destiny of the whole universe by maintaining Vision alive instead of destroying the Mind Stone within the head of Vision to prevent it from Thanos.
Loki (Spring 2021)
Early in the Marvel saga, Tom Hiddleston’s trickster god Loki became a fan-favored villain. Both he was a formidable danger to his brother, the God of Thunder, and in those early, overly self-serious Thor films he welcomed comedic relief.
What If…? (Summer 2021)
What if…? It will be the first animated show of Marvel Studios on Disney+. Just like the same name’s comic book series, What If? In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, distinct scenarios will be posed and watched play out.
Hawkeye (Fall 2021)
Last we saw Hawkeye in Avengers: Endgame, he was finally reunited with his family, all of whom disappeared after the snap of Thanos. Hawkeye had plans to withdraw from the superhero game, but that doesn’t mean another couldn’t take his place.