Marvel studios went all out during their San Diego Comic-Con Panel in Hall-H recently. Marvel boss Kevin Feige introduced the world to phase-4 of the MCU. It is safe to say that there were a lot of teases and surprises.
He revealed mouth watering titles like Black Widow, The Eternals, Thor: Love and Thunder, Shang-Chi, Blade and the sequel to Doctor Strange. However, what was different this time around was a slate of shows confirmed exclusively for the upcoming Disney streaming service, Disney+. Here is what we know so far about all the confirmed Phase-4 web series:
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
The show will see Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie reprise their respective roles from the films in this new adventure for the Winter Soldier and Marvel’s new Captain America. Daniel Brühl, who has been confirmed as the villain will also reprise his role of Helmut Zemo from Captain America: Civil War.
Release: Fall 2020
Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany will also return to play the roles of Scarlet Witch and Vision in this upcoming series. There is not much confirmed about the setting of the show as Vision was one of those few characters that stayed dead in Avengers: Endgame.
Feige did reveal that the series is set post Endgame and Scarlet Witch’s story arch will take her from this show to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Olsen is set to co-star with Benedict Cumberbatch in the sequel. Teyonah Parris will also star in the series as Monica Rambeau who is a superhero called Spectrum in the comics
Release: Spring 2021
Everyone’s favourite God of mischief is alive and kicking in this upcoming series with Tom Hiddleston returning to play the character. The show will focus on the Loki who managed to get his hands on the Tesseract and vanished when the Avengers time travelled to 2012 New-York in Avengers: Endgame.
This show will take place in an alternate timeline earlier hinted to be set in the 1970s by a leaked image from an Investor’s press conference. Loki is rumoured to be influencing historical events with his powers.
Release: Spring 2021
This is the only animated show of the lot and is based on a series of comics focusing on possible alternate sequence of events in the story. Jeffrey Wright will play Uatu The Watcher; a character who watches over the multiverse and narrates the events in the comics as well.
The show will also bring back 25 actors to voice their respective characters from the movies including Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo and Josh Brolin. The first episode will focus on what might have been if Peggy Carter had become Captain America and Steve Rogers was Iron Man.
Release: Summer 2021
Jeremy Renner will return as the OG Avenger, Hawkeye, for this series. An animated teaser was shown to the audience present in Hall-H but has not been released online.
Not much is known about the show except that it hints at Renner training a female archer, Kate Bishop to become the new Hawkeye. Bishop does inherit the alias in the comics but there is no news about who will portray the role in the series.
Release: Fall 2021
The TV series arena is not new to Marvel but they have never integrated the MCU with their other shows like Daredevil and Agents of Shield. The launch of Disney+ will allow them to tell new stories and tie up loose ends which may have remained within the movies.