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Brand new Marvel shows announced for Disney Plus

Brand new Marvel shows announced for Disney Plus

The Walt Disney Company hosted its Investor Day presentation last night and boy oh boy did they announce a load of exciting new releases coming soon.

While Disney did announce some upcoming theatrical releases, the majority of its projects are slated for release on Disney Plus, its dedicated streaming service that has grown to 86.8 million subscribers in just over a year.

On the slate for Disney Plus is roughly 10 Marvel series and 10 Star Wars series alongside a slew of Disney live-action, animation and Pixar releases.

Upcoming Marvel releases on Disney Plus

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Let’s start with Marvel because it’s my favourite. 2020 was the first year since 2009 that there have been no MCU releases. No movies, no TV shows, nothing. So to see a jam-packed schedule of new Marvel content warms my nerdy heart.

2021 will kick off with the arrival of the MCU’s first tie-in series, WandaVision, arriving on Disney Plus on 15 January 2021. WandaVision is also the first show to have real ties to upcoming movies, with Elisabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch featuring as the lead in both it and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (which we learned will feature Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez and the return of Rachel McAdams).

We saw a new trailer for WandaVision as well as a first look at The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (coming March 19, 2021), Loki (coming May 2021) and the animated What If…? Series (coming summer 2021).

What was most surprising was a load of new shows confirmed to be in production for Disney Plus, some of which we knew about but a few that came out of nowhere.

  • Ironheart: Riri Williams makes her MCU debut played by Dominique Thorne.
  • She-Hulk: Tatiana Maslany will star in the She-Hulk series alongside appearances from Mark Ruffalo and Tim Roth — who will reprise his role as the Abomination from The Incredible Hulk.
  • Ms Marvel: Featuring Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan.
  • Hawkeye: Hailee Steinfeld is officially confirmed to play Kate Bishop.
  • Secret Invasion: Starring Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn as Fury and Talos.
  • Moon Knight
  • Armour Wars: Don Cheadle will return in the show about Tony Stark’s worst fear coming true.
  • I Am Groot: A series of shorts about our favourite Guardian of the Galaxy.

MCU theatrical releases 2021 onward

Studio president Kevin Fiege also revealed plans for a number of upcoming theatrical releases, confirming some release dates and castings as well as FINALLY announcing plans for an MCU Fantastic Four movie directed by Jon Watts.

  • Black Widow: Still due for release in May 2021.
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: Officially wrapped production.
  • Eternals: Still scheduled for release in February 2021.
  • Blade: Still scheduled for release in October 2022.
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania: Jonathan Majors joins the cast as Kang the Conqueror alongside Kathryn Newton as Cassie Lang.
  • Thor: Love and Thunder: Christian Bale is confirmed to be playing the villain, Gorr the God Butcher.
  • Captain Marvel 2: Arrives on November 22 and will feature Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau from WandaVision and Ms. Marvel.
  • Black Panther 2: Feige noted they will not be recasting the role of T’Challa in the sequel out of respect for Chadwick Boseman.

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