Although the Infinity Saga came to a close earlier this year with the one-two punch of Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home (the official final film in Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe), we obviously haven't seen the last of several of our favorite characters. Many Avengers will soon be venturing to Disney's new streaming platform, Disney Plus (or Disney+), for limited series. Here's what we know about the shows heading into Disney's D23 expo this weekend.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Fall 2020)
Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie are reprising their roles of Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which better be a buddy comedy or we're all going to riot. They will be joined by Captain America: Civil War's Daniel Bruhl, as Zemo was teased in the short footage that was shown at the panel.
The series will be the first of the MCU shows to premiere on the streaming service, making its debut in the fall of 2020. And the logo for the show, which you can see above, now features a certain shield, because as you're probably aware if you're reading this, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) handed over his iconic shield to Sam, and thus passed on the title of Captain America, in the final moments of Endgame.
Loki (Spring 2021)
Marvel is also developing a Loki-centered series starring Tom Hiddleston that will hit the streaming service in spring 2021. Although the fan-favorite god of mischief met his demise at the hands of Thanos in Endgame, as we also know, a different version of Loki escaped with the Tesseract in the year 2012, and that's who we will be following in the new series.
"He's still that guy [from Avengers], and just about the last thing that happened to him was he got Hulk-smashed, so there's a lot of psychological evolution that has still yet to happen," teased Hiddleston during San Diego Comic-Con this summer. "But I [know what the plans are] and I can't tell you any of them. It is one of the most exciting, creative opportunities I have ever come across. It is a new challenge, and I cannot wait to get started."
WandaVision (Spring 2021)
Also coming in spring 2021 is WandaVision, a limited series starring Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany's Vision. Olsen promises that the series, which will pick up after the events of Endgame and actually tie directly into the next Doctor Strange film, is really going to dig into Wanda in a way the movies never could.
"We're going to have a lot of fun. It's going to get weird. We're going to go deep. We're going to have lots of surprises. And we're going to finally understand Wanda as the Scarlet Witch," Olsen teased.
As for what is going on with Vision, who died in Avengers: Infinity War, Bettany said he has no answers. "I have no idea. I have never been this confused before in front of this many people in my whole life."
The show will also feature Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau. You might remember the character from Captain Marvel; played in that movie by Akira Akbar, Monica is the daughter of Carol Danvers' best friend, Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch). In the comics, Monica eventually takes on the title of Captain Marvel herself after she gains powers when she is exposed to extra-dimensional energy. Other cast members include MCU vets Kat Dennings (from the first two installments of Thor) and Randall Park (from Ant-Man and the Wasp)
The series will be the first to tie directly into one of the MCU's feature films, but it probably won't be the last. Olsen is confirmed to appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, in theaters May 7, 2021.
Hawkeye (Fall 2021)
Marvel is also working on a series starring Jeremy Renner's Clint Barton. The series will introduce Kate Bishop (who has not yet been cast) and explore more of his Clint's time as Ronin.
More stuff (2022 and beyond)
Disney+ launches Nov. 12.
Additional reporting by Rachel Paige