Whether you’re a toonhead or prefer live-action fare, Disney+ UK will surely have something Marvel-ous for you, and that’s because it’s in a prime position to bring you a wider selection of Marvel comic book TV series content than its US counterpart.
Disney+ UK will feature five seasons of ABC series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and is also streaming Hulu’s Runaways. Meanwhile, there’s plenty of classic Marvel animated series to catch up on, like Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, and an opportunity to check out newer planet-hopping adventures with the Guardians of the Galaxy.
There’s also further live-action series waiting in the wings – a Loki standalone series, a team up between Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and the debut of Ms Marvel, She-Hulk and Moon Knight, among others, plus an animated What If? show that might have you asking yourself that very question about the possibility of more What If? episodes in the future, because the first block is set to host a massive voice cast filled with MCU actors, past and present.
Here’s our rundown of all the Marvel series you’ll find on Disney+ UK…
Marvel Live-Action Series on Disney Plus UK
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S1-5
Agent Phil Coulson returns from the dead after the events of Avengers Assemble and is immediately tasked with putting together the kind of elite team of S.H.I.E.L.D agents who have the skills to cover investigations that tend to be ….well, a little more super-heroic in origin. Starting out as more of a beefed up admin show at the whims of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s plot machinations, AoS eventually decides to follow its own path. Worth sticking with, especially if you’re a fan of Clark Gregg or Ghost Rider.
Marvel’s Runaways S1-2
Runaways has a pretty decent hook, and in its three seasons on Hulu developed a core base of fans who really appreciated its uniqueness. Here, we join six teens with varying backgrounds who are forced to band together and then flee a villainous enemy – their own mums and dads. One of them has a pet dinosaur, if that helps sway you!
Marvel’s Agent Carter S1-2
Ask any Agent Carter fan, and they’ll happily sit down and spend hours telling you why the post-WWII struggles of Peggy Carter (Haylet Atwell) in a world of ‘men being men’ and ‘Captain America being on ice’ are almost certainly a harder sell than other projects, but yet somehow feel more authentically comic book than all of Marvel’s other live-action TV series combined. You’ll get to meet the original Jarvis, and the younger version of Howard Stark makes quite a few appearances. Cancelled too soon.
Marvel’s Inhumans S1
Inhumans didn’t survive very long on ABC – just 8 episodes were made – but it did give us a taste of the ongoing saga, as Marvel’s strange royal family are forced to ‘up sticks’ to Hawaii, becoming embroiled in a mission to save both themselves and the world. The series starred Anson Mount, who you may be slightly more familiar with now as Captain Pike in Star Trek: Discovery. There’s also some Lockjaw action, so …not a total loss.
Marvel Animated Series on Disney Plus UK
The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes S1-2
Marvel Comics X-Men S1-5
Marvel Ultimate Spider-Man S1-4
Marvel’s Avengers Assemble S1-4
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy S1-2
The Super Hero Squad Show S1-2
Hulk And the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. S1-2
Marvel Comics Spider-Man (1995) S1 Aka New Spider-Man
Spider-Man Unlimited S1
Marvel Comics the Incredible Hulk S1
Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends S1
Marvel’s Future Avengers S1
Fantastic Four S1
Iron Man S1
Marvel’s Spider-Man S1
Spider-Man (1981) S1 (Aka: Spider-Man 5000)
Still To Come
The Falcon And The Winter Soldier
Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprise their MCU roles for this original Disney+ series as Falcon and Winter Soldier respectively, as they’re shoved into a post-Captain America world. Despite Sam Wilson being handed Cap’s shield at the end of Avengers: Endgame, it appears the government has a very different idea of who should be the new face of truth and justice. Unfortunately, Wyatt Russell’s U.S. Agent doesn’t exactly appear to be a ‘Steve Rogers type’ …and that is putting it mildly. When Daniel Bruhl’s methodical villain Zemo returns after causing mayhem in Civil War, Sam and Bucky are going to have to learn to get along if they’re going to figure out what the hell to do about it.
The god of mischief and his newly-reacquired Tesseract pop up at various key stages throughout history pursued by a group of Minutemen-utilising regulators called the Time Variance Authority. Owen Wilson and Richard E Grant guest star, as Tom Hiddleston’s popular villain returns for this limited series of Loki-fuelled hi-jinx.
Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) blips through a series of Americana-infused realities where Vision (Paul Bettany) is alive and well, and has maybe helped produce some bouncing babies with her. Anyone who’s read some of Scarlet Witch’s reality-bending, sanity-lite comic book stories knows that they rarely end well, or feature her in an emotionally healthy place, so it’s unsurprising to hear that this series will link directly to Doctor Strange’s darker, multiverse-heavy big screen sequel.
An intriguing anthology of animated pre-Phase 4 stories is on the way from A.C. Bradley that will focus on the road not taken. What if the events of the MCU had happened a little differently? Jeffrey Wright voices the Watcher, who narrates some strange tales inspired by the vibe of the comic series. It looks dead good.
Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton will hand his bow to Kate Bishop, as a new arrow-slinger takes up the Hawkeye mantle. Edge Of Seventeen star Hailee Steinfeld was in talks for the role of Bishop before the coronavirus outbreak put a stop to pre-production on most films and TV series.
Teen Kamala Khan is Marvel’s first Muslim character to have her own comics title, and now she’s getting her very own Disney+ series. A Pakistani-American living in New Jersey, Kahn’s powers include the ability to stretch and change her shape.
This series has been on the wish list of several notable industry Marvel fanboys for years, so it’ll be interesting to see what Disney+ does with it. Marc Spector changes lanes from CIA operative to mercenary, but is left to die in the desert by a terrorist called Bushman. Believing that Egyptian deity Khonshu saved him from the jaws of death, he returns to the US and creates a bunch of alter egos, including Moon Knight.
Lawyer Jennifer Walters was originally created by Stan Lee and John Buscema in the early months of 1980. Injured in a fire fight, Walters gets a blood transfusion from her cousin …Bruce Banner. She-Hulk is much more like Avengers: Endgame‘s Smart Hulk, though, than the brainless smashy version.