A New Marvel Era Begins on TV
By Alec Bojalad
At long last, Marvel has released its full plans for television dominance on Disney+.
WandaVision will kick off a new era for Marvel TV on Disney+ on Jan. 15. The series will pay homage to TV history and tie into future Marvel movies like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Steve Rogers’ legacy will live on in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on March 9, 2021, as Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson vie to become the new Captain America.
Everyone’s favorite trickster god will come across the Time Variance Authority (and Owen Wilson’s righteous mustache) in May 2021’s Loki.
The MCU’s first animated series Marvel’s What If…? Is set to arrive in Summer of 2021 and will delve into major hypothetical “what ifs” from the world of the Avengers.
Newcomer Iman Vellani is confirmed to take on the mantle of Kamala Khan in 2021’s Ms. Marvel. The character will also appear in Captain Marvel 2 with WandaVision’s Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau.
Marvel also confirmed the poorly-kept secret that Hailee Steinfeld will star as Kate Bishop opposite Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton in the upcoming Hawkeye.
None other than The Hulk himself - Mark Ruffalo - will stop by Disney+ series She-Hulk to assist Tatiana Maslany’s Jennifer Walters. That series is targeted for 2022.
Moon Knight does not yet have a release window but rumors indicate that Oscar Isaac will take on the role of Marc Spector for an Indiana Jones style adventure series.
Perhaps the biggest surprise in the Marvel TV world is the announcement of Secret Invasion, an adaptation of a major comics arc starring Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn’s Talos.
Ironheart will continue Tony Stark’s legacy with Dominique Thorne set to star as advanced iron suit creator Riri Williams.
Stark’s old friend James “Rhodey” Rhodes (Don Cheadle) will return for Armor Wars, in which Tony’s tech falls into the wrong hands and War Machine has to make things right.
With all these confirmations and announcements, Marvel has made clear that it wants to bring its ambitious film universe directly to TV. Could a New Avengers team assemble with all these new additions?