The whole scenario of the MCU is changing at the moment. With Endgame being released, Marvel Studios is introducing MCU to an entirely new arena, by making it enter the world of video streaming platform.
With Marvel’s Phase 4 already being underway with Black Widow, Marvel Studios is also working on developing more projects for its upcoming digital video streaming platform called Disney Plus. This platform will also serve as the foundation of the direct-to-consumer business of The Walt Disney Company.
The Many Marvel Shows on Disney Plus
As of now, Marvel Studios has revealed eight limited series for this platform, with some series introducing characters that are completely new and unheard of. Here’s a showdown of what each series will be like:
1) The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
Slated to release in the fall of 2020, the series is written by Malcolm Spellman and directed by Kari Skogland. Starring Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Daniel Brühl, Emily VanCamp and Wyatt Russell in lead roles.
The series is set sometime after Endgame. Sam Wilson a.k.a Falcon now wields the stars and stripes, shield of Captain America and is helped by Bucky Barnes a.k.a the Winter Soldier to fight crimes.
Set to release in the spring of 2021, WandaVision will be written by Jac Schaeffer, with Matt Shakman taking the helm as director. The show stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany in lead roles, supported by Teyonah Parris, Kat Dennings and Randall Park.
This series is one-of-a-kind since there are three characters from other MCU properties that make appearances throughout the show. We also know that Vision’s character somehow returns in WandaVision, although how he does that is still unknown.
Releasing in the spring of 2021, Michael Waldron will be writing the series while Kate Herron will be the director. Additionally, Tom Hiddleston will return to screens playing his famed character Loki.
Known to be another series which shows time traveling, this series will be set in a completely new and different timeline than others. It will continue from the scene where Loki stole the Tesseract in Avengers: Endgame, even though no one knows what he has been up to till now.
4) What If…?
slated to release in summer 2021, the series will be written by A.C. Bradley and directed by Bryan Andrews. It will star Jeffrey Wright, Hayley Atwell, Michael B. Jordan, Sebastian Stan, Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Hemsworth, along with others.
This will be the first animated series by Marvel Studios, which will have a huge number of actors and characters under the Marvel Cinematic Universe making an appearance. Additionally, there will be at least one episode which will show Peggy Carter taking the Super Soldier Serum instead of Steve Rogers.
Known to release in fall 2021, there is no other announcement that Marvel Studios has made about the series, apart from the fact that Jeremy Renner will be portraying the role of Clint Barton or the famous Hawkeye.
All we know is that Barton will be seen training Kate Bishop to eventually take on the mantle as Hawkeye.
6) Ms. Marvel
Still unannounced, this Marvel series will reportedly be written by Bisha K. Ali, with the director and actors still unknown as of now.
It is one of the three new series that were announced at the Disney D23 Expo 2019. It is said to have the story of the teenage Ms. Marvel and will follow her life in Jersey City.
7) Moon Knight
Another one of the unannounced Marvel series, with this show, fans will finally be able to see the famed Marc Spector, also known as The Fist of Khonshu and the Moon Knight, come to live-action.
The final series that has been unannounced, everything about this show has been kept under wraps till now. All we know is that Bruce Banner will potentially make an appearance at some given point in the show.