Here's every Marvel TV series coming to Disney+. While Avengers: Endgame was the end for the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we'd come to know it, the MCU is going to get even bigger in Phase 4, at least in terms of its television output. Disney is launching its own streaming service, and Marvel is at the very heart of it.
Disney+ is the Mouse House's weapon in the streaming wars, designed to topple the competition with a mix of Disney (and now Fox's) enviable back catalog and big-budget original content, with TV shows from some of the biggest franchises like Star Wars and Pixar in the works. Key to this plan is the MCU. While Marvel has made TV shows before now, these will be under the banner of Marvel Studios, and as such are going to be more closely linked to Marvel movies.
Disney and Marvel clearly have big, long-term plans for the MCU Disney+ TV shows and how they can connect with the big screen offerings, and while they'll likely be making many more, these are the Marvel TV shows already confirmed for Disney+ so far.
The Falcon And The Winter Soldier
Set to be the first Disney+ MCU TV show, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will reunite its two titular characters - a.k.a. Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes - for a new mission, with both Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan onboard to reprise their roles from the MCU movies. Also returning are Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter and Daniel Brühl as Helmut Zemo, while Wyatt Russell is joining the cast as US Agent. Avengers: Endgame concluded with Falcon becoming the new Captain America, but it seems like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will be playing around with that concept, hence them still having those names, and seeing Sam growing into the role. Kari Skogland will direct the six-episode series, which is slated for release in fall 2020.
Although Vision was killed in Avengers: Infinity War, and didn't return in Avengers: Endgame, the character is still coming to Disney+ in the series WandaVision, which will once again pair up Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch with Paul Bettany's Vision. Other returning faces include Kat Dennings' Darcy Lewis and Randall Park's Jimmy Woo, while Teyonah Parris will play an adult version of Captain Marvel's Monica Rambeau. It takes place post-Endgame and also in the 1950s, with the biggest question right now about how exactly Vision is going to return (although the clue is likely in the title). With six episodes to be directed by Matt Shakman, WandaVision is going to be "half classic sitcom, half MCU spectacular." WandaVision is coming to Disney+ in spring 2021, curiously just before Scarlet Witch appears in Doctor Strange 2.
Loki was the first TV series to be announced for Disney+, although it won't arrive until spring 2021. Loki has undergone a major transformation in the MCU, moving from being an outright villain to a more complex and at times heroic character, but the one we're getting in the Disney+ series is the Loki of old. The God of Mischief stole the Tesseract in Avengers: Endgame, disappearing into his own branched reality, and that's where the Loki Disney+ series is going to be set, meaning it follows the version of the character who hasn't had such growth, and is instead still a fun bad guy. Kate Herron is directing the six-episode series, which is expected to follow the God of Mischief across a number of different time periods, with Tom Hiddleston the only confirmed cast member right now.
An animated Marvel series that will put a different spin on the MCU we know, What If...? is based on the comic book series of the same name, and will depict alternate reality versions of some of the biggest MCU moments. There'll be a different scenario for each of the 23 movies that make up the Infinity Saga, including one where Hayley Atwell's Peggy Carter is given the Super Soldier serum instead of Steve Rogers, who instead gets the Marvel Zombies treatment. Just about every major MCU actor is returning for What If...?, from Samuel L. Jackson to Josh Brolin, while Jeffrey Wright has been cast as Uatu the Watcher, meaning he'll be the one collecting and telling all of these different stories. What If...? is slated to hit Disney+ in summer 2021.
After Avengers: Endgame, Hawkeye is one of the few original Avengers with a viable future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, something that's going to be explored in his Disney+ series - although it's also going to be an opportunity for him to hang up the bow for good. Hawkeye will see Jeremy Renner reprise his role as Clint Barton, but he's going to have some company in the form of Kate Bishop, who he'll take under his wing and train up to be his replacement and, in Renner's words, "ultimately a better version" of Hawkeye. Bishop has yet to be cast, although there's plenty of time for that yet, with Hawkeye not set to land on Disney+ until fall 2021.
As part of the many major Disney reveals at D23 Expo, Kevin Feige added more TV shows to the growing list of Disney+ series, including one based on Kamala Khan, a.k.a. Ms Marvel. Khan is a Pakistani American teenager who gains superpowers via Terrigenesis, granting her the ability to stretch and change shape, and who is, as the name suggests, a huge fan of Captain Marvel. Ms Marvel is a widely popular character who has been on the horizon for the MCU for some time now, and with Spider-Man leaving Marvel behind, Ms Marvel's introduction in Phase 4 is going to be well-timed. Bisha K. Ali will serve as showrunner on Ms Marvel, with the character also confirmed to be appearing in MCU movies at some point too (likely meaning Captain Marvel 2).
Like with Ms Marvel, Moon Knight is another character Marvel fans have been wanting to see adapted to screen for a long time. Because he's a much darker, more violent character than most we've seen in the MCU movies, there had been a lot of talk about a Netflix series, before the Netflix MCU collapsed. It remains to be seen just how true to the source a Disney+ Moon Knight series is, given it'll have to be more family-friendly, but it's nonetheless exciting. Moon Knight is a vigilante with dissociative identity disorder, who can struggle to tell the difference between what's real and what isn't, and it'll be interesting to see how Disney tackles that.
The final Marvel series currently in the works for Disney+ is She-Hulk, which will revolve around Jennifer Walters. Walters was a highly skilled lawyer who, after an injury, received a blood transfusion from her cousin Bruce Banner, and in the process acquired a mild version of his Hulk condition. This gave her the ability to become just like the Hulk, except her intelligence remains intact. Given that Marvel has just done that with the actual Hulk in Avengers: Endgame, it'll be interesting to see how they approach She-Hulk on Disney+, but with Hulk's complicated rights issues then introducing She-Hulk makes it easier for them to tell Hulk solo stories, except using Walters instead of Banner. As with Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight, there's no word yet on when She-Hulk will be released on Disney+.
- Black Widow (2020) release date: May 01, 2020
- Eternals (2020) release date: Nov 06, 2020
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) release date: Feb 12, 2021
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2021) release date: May 07, 2021
- Thor: Love and Thunder (2021) release date: Nov 05, 2021
- Black Panther 2 (2022) release date: May 06, 2022