- Disney’s streaming service, Disney Plus, is launching November 12.
- Among the dozens of new shows and movies that will be available on the service are six live-action and animated series from Marvel Studios.
- Three of the live-action shows will follow the adventures of Loki, the Scarlet Witch, Vision, Falcon, and Bucky Barnes. Two more additions will be documentary series.
- Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said at San Diego Comic-Con the shows will be connected to the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
- At D23 Expo, Feige announced three more new Marvel shows, including “She Hulk.”
Disney unveiled plans for its upcoming streaming service,Disney Plus, during its Investor Day presentation and it sounds like a must-have.
Launching November 12, the Netflix competitor will cost $US6.99 per month. In its first year, it will have over 25 new shows and more than 10 new movies and specials on the platform. That’s in addition to the over 400 movies that will be on Disney Plus after its initial year of launch.
Among them will be a lot of new Marvel series showcasing some of the fans’ favourite characters, including Loki and Bucky Barnes. If you’re invested in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, these shows are going to be a must-watch in conjunction with the next phase of Marvel movies.
“These shows will be on the same level of quality that you’ve come to expect from Marvel Studios,” said Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige during the Investor Day presentation. “These will be both new and continuing stories, and one of the things we’re most excited about, is that these will be major storylines, set in the MCU, with ramifications that will be felt both through the other Disney Plus series we’re producing and our features on the big screen.”
Friday, at its biannual D23 Expo convention, Feige announced three more original Marvel series coming to the streaming service, including “Ms. Marvel.”
Marvel Studios is also releasing two documentary series that will explore the fans and creators within the Marvel universe. Keep reading to see which Marvel characters are getting their own shows on Disney Plus.
“Falcon and the Winter Solider” will bring together two of Captain America’s closest friends.
When it will be available on Disney Plus: Fall 2020.
Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan will return to play Sam Wilson/Falcon and Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier, respectively, on this live-action series. According to Feige, the two characters will be forced to team up.
“While audiences have seen them as part of the Avengers, with Disney Plus, we now get the chance to take a deeper dive and learn much more about each of these heroes,” said Feige.
At San Diego Comic-Con, Feige announced Daniel Brühl will return as the villain, Baron Zemo. He appeared in “Captain America: Civil War.”
“WandaVision” will be a live-action series featuring Scarlet Witch and Vision.
When it will be available on Disney Plus: spring 2021.
Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany will reprise their roles as Wanda Maximoff and the Vision, respectively, on the Disney Plus series.
“This story is definitely something unexpected and surprising as well as something we could only do on a longform series,” said Feige.
What could that mean? In “Infinity War,” we knew Wanda and Vision were in a romantic partnership that went south after Thanos ripped the mind stone from the android’s head and Wanda vanished in the devastating snap at the film’s end.
In the comics, Wanda and Vision had two children, twin boys. The interesting part here is that their super-powered sons, Wiccan and Speed, become members of a superhero group named the Young Avengers, which may be the Disney Plus endgame for another streaming series or original movies down the line.
At Comic-Con, Feige announced Teyonah Parris will be play the grown-up version of Monica Rambeau from “Captain Marvel.”
“Loki” will be another live-action show revolving around everyone’s favourite God of Mischief.
When it will be available on Disney Plus: spring 2021.
Fans were gutted when Thanos killed Loki at the very start of “Avengers: Infinity War,” so it’s exciting to see Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as the God of Mischief on this series.
In “Avengers: Endgame,” we saw Loki take off with the space stone when Captain America went back in time. It looks like we’ll get to see where Loki ended up afterwards. The downside? The Loki we see probably hasn’t gone through the character growth we were able to see throughout the MCU’s “Thor” movies.
The mischievous Loki we encountered in “The Avengers” is probably going to be back.
Feige described the animated series, “Marvel’s What If…?” as a dream project.
When it will be available on Disney Plus: summer 2021.
The animated series is inspired by the comic books of the same name. Instead of the comics, according to Feige, each episode will take a look at an important moment from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and play out an alternate “what if” scenario.
“Our first episode will ask the questions, ‘What if Peggy Carter was the one who became a super soldier?’ and ‘What if Steve Rogers had stayed a scrawny young kid, but joined the fight with an armoured suit built by Howard Stark?'”
Feige said new and returning cast members will lend their voices to their animated counterparts. At Comic-Con, Michael B. Jordan, Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Rudd, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Rooker, and Tom Hiddleston were among the 25 actors shown on screen to reprise their roles on the animated series.
Jeffrey Wright (“Westworld”) was announced to voice The Watcher, a celestial being who observes and watches over the multiverse.
Feige confirmed that Jeremy Renner is getting his own show called “Hawkeye.”
When it will be available on Disney Plus: fall 2021.
The series will show more of Clint Barton/Hawkeye’s time as Ronin after the events of “Infinity War.” The series will also include Kate Bishop, a character from the comics who takes on the mantle of Hawkeye.
A series based on popular comic character Ms. Marvel is in the works.
This was the first of three Marvel series announced at D23 Expo on Friday, August 2019.
According to Kevin Feige, after Ms. Marvel appears in her own TV series, we will see her in the MCU movies.
The second Marvel show unveiled at D23 is “Moon Knight.”
In the comics, Marc Spector is a mercenary who gets resurrected by an Egyptian moon god after being left for dead. He’s a hero in New York City with multiple personalities.
No cast was announced for the Marvel series.
Marvel is also going to release a She Hulk series.
Mark Ruffalo won’t be the only Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Feige said Jennifer Waters, who is known as She-Hulk, will be getting her own series.
“Marvel’s Hero Project” will be one of two documentary series to be on the streaming service.
When it will be available on Disney Plus:November 12, 2019.
According to a release from Disney, “Marvel’s Hero Project” will celebrate the changes several young people are making in their communities. The series is produced by Marvel New Media and MaggieVision Productions.
A documentary series called “Marvel’s 616” will take a look behind the scenes.
When it will be available on Disney Plus: Year one of the streaming service.
According to a release from Disney, the anthology documentary will look at the creators and characters in the Marvel Universe. Feige hinted we’ll see some of the 10 years of behind-the-scenes footage from the MCU in these documentaries during the investor presentation.
And if you’re looking for a place to stream some Marvel movies, a dozen of them will be available in the first year on Disney Plus, including “Avengers: Endgame.”
The dozen Marvel movies which will be available to stream include “Captain Marvel,” “Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2,” “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Black Panther,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and “Thor: Ragnarok.”
“Captain Marvel” will be available to stream when Disney Plus launches. The service will also be the exclusive streaming home to “Avengers: Endgame.”
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