Of all the Disney brands, Marvel had the most to say – although little of it was truly ‘new’ news.
With the dust settling on Disney+ day, let’s round up what we know about Marvel’s upcoming shows for the next couple of years.
First up, there was plenty of confirmation of things we already knew were coming; an extended sequence from Hawkeye joined the dots from the trailers we’ve already enjoyed. Following that, we was a certain amount of footage from both Ms Marvel and also Moon Knight, giving us a glimpses of both Iman Vellani and Oscar Issac in action.
Beyond those three, there were plenty of live action series confirmations;
Agatha: House of Harkness will see Kathryn Hahn’s terrific WandaVision villain take the lead in her own show.
And Echo was formally announced, with Alaquz Cox’s Maya Lopez spinning out of Hawkeye into her own show. This is might be tougher to get excited about as we haven’t seen her in action yet.
She Hulk gave us a couple of scenes with star Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) playing lawyer Jennifer Walters, opposite her Hulky cousin Bruce Banner.
Despite her assertion, we’re pretty sure we’re going to like her a lot when she’s angry!
While Secret Invasion has a fresh logo and we stole a glimpse of a Samuel L Jackson as a greying, bearded Nick Fury for the upcoming paranoid, political show.
The other previously announced show, Ironheart, treated us to a new logo too. The series follows the story of Riri Williams (Dominique Thorne), a young genius inventor who builds the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man.
Also, though we know little other than the name, The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is on its way too. Directed by James Gunn, it’s set after Thor: Love and Thunder and before Volume 3. There’s a long wait though – it’s expected for December 2022.
Disney+ Day Marvel Animated Announcements
Possibly more exciting, at least in terms of news, were the announcements for animated Marvel shows. We already knew that a second run of What If…? has been commissioned, but there were other titles too:
Spider-Man: Freshman Year – While Tom Holland’s web slinger is well-connected now, this series promises to follow “… Peter Parker on his way to becoming Spider-Man in the MCU, with a journey unlike we’ve ever seen and a style that celebrates the character’s early comic book roots.”
Marvel Zombies – we saw zombies in one of this year’s What If…? episodes and they’re getting their own show. Who doesn’t love zombies? The show promises to reimagine the Marvel Universe as a new generation of heroes battle against an ever-spreading zombie scourge.”
X-Men ‘97 – an animated Marvel series that explores new stories in the celebrated ’90s timeline of the original X-Men series.
And finally, I Am Groot – a series of shorts following Baby Groot’s glory days – getting into trouble as he grows up among the stars, stumbling through all the troublesome awkwardness of childhood along the way.
All the released trailers and footage are awash on the internet now. We’d suggest the Disney+ twitter feed is the best place to start if you want to catch them all.
So, what are you excited for?