[Warning: The following contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. Read at your own risk!]
Disney+ is already making a very strong case for fans to spend some more streaming dollars on their service. For its very reasonable $6.99 price tag, the service will offer an entire library of titles ranging from classic animated films to Disney Channel shows from our childhood and just about everything from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On top of that, Disney is also planning to expand the MCU with at least five brand new shows.
The House of Mouse has announced that a handful of its established MCU characters will continue their journeys from what we've seen of them so far on the big screen. While some of these series will be prequels, others will tell stories we didn't see happen in-between Avengers movies, and there's even going to be an animated series!
While all of these series are being described as "limited" — don't expect any of these to last for 80+ episodes — here's what we know about all the upcoming Marvel shows on Disney+:
Loki. Everyone's favorite God of Mischief is back and now he's getting his own series. Tom Hiddleston returns as the trickster in a new series that's been described as something like a prequel. Before Avengers: Endgame, all we knew was that the limited series was going to follow Loki as he popped up throughout history and influenced historical events. In the wake of Endgame, it seems possible the show is going to follow his journey after he stole the Tesseract and disappeared in the wake of Cap, Tony, Hulk, and Scott Lang attempted to steal the Space Stone in 2012. Rick & Morty's Michael Waldron has been tapped to not only serve as showrunner, but also write the pilot and executive produce.
Hiddleston has only commented on the series once, posting about it on Twitter back in November 2018:
Marvel's What If...? Haven't you always wondered what would have happened had Agent Peggy Carter taken the super soldier serum instead of Steve Rogers? If this is a question that keeps you up at night, good news. Marvel's What If...? is not only the first animated series from Marvel Studios, it's also going to tackle these hot topics. The series, which draws from a comic line of the same name, will kick off with an episode focusing on Peggy taking the serum, not Steve. For those still widely upset about the unjust cancellation of Agent Carter on ABC, Hayley Atwell is stepping back into the role she originated in Captain America: The First Avenger to lend her voice to the character.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Remember how great it was to watch Falcon (Sam Wilson) and the Winter Soldier (Bucky Barnes) bicker back and forth in Captain America: Civil War? Now, these two are taking their show on the road with Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprising their roles. Reports indicate the six-part series, which will be directed by Kari Skogland, could arrive on the streaming service in August 2020. According to Deadline, Daniel Bruhl and Emily VanCamp are also in talks to join the show. Bruhl portrayed Zemo, who sought revenge against the Avengers in Civil War, while VanCamp plays Sharon Carter.
There's unfortunately no other information about the series, let alone when it's supposed to take place in the MCU. Although both Bucky and Sam returned in Avengers: Endgame, the mantle of Captain America was passed on to Sam by Steve at the end of the film, so if the show is post-Endgame, the title for this show is all wrong.
WandaVision: Teaming up for their own series are the romantically linked duo of Wanda Maximoff and Vision, with Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprising their roles. She's undoubtedly one of the most powerful Avengers out there, and he's an android with the Mind Stone in his forehead, but hey, they're making it work! Just like with the Falcon and Bucky series, little is known about this show, as only Wanda returned during Endgame.It's likely then that this show is prequel, focusing on their time together between the end of Civil War and the beginning of Infinity War. (Or maybe it's a cooking show?). Though we have zero details, both Olsen and Bettany took to social media to share their excitement:
Untitled Hawkeye Series. If you sit out all of Avengers: Infinity War, and haven't yet had your own stand-alone film, you get your own series on Disney+. At least, that's what's happening with Clint Barton and the character of Hawkeye. A fan favorite from the start, Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye was first introduced in 2011's Thor, but now it sounds like he's getting ready to pass his bow and arrow onto someone else. As Variety first reported, the series will supposedly show Hawkeye training his young protege, Kate Bishop, who takes on the Hawkeye moniker after he retires.
Disney+ launches Nov. 12.