So many reveals were made on Disney+ Day on Nov 12, and after covering the Disney titles coming to Disney+, as well as the Pixar and National Geographic titles, all that’s left are the Lucasfilm and Marvel titles.
If you’re a geek, like myself, this list of titles will definitely get you excited, and includes a nice mix of established characters and new ones.
Ready? Here are the series that will be expanding on the MCU, the Star Wars Universe, and more:
Actor Ewan McGregor, who returns as the title character, and director Deborah Chow share an exclusive look at the series with behind-the-scenes footage and concept art in a special show only available on Disney+.
The series’ story is set between 2005’s “Revenge of the Sith” and 1977’s “A New Hope.” Lucasfilm also released this concept art showing Obi-Wan and Darth Vader (who will once again be played by Hayden Christensen) in battle:
Under the Helmet: The Legacy of Boba Fett
Celebrate the origins and legacy of Star Wars’ legendary bounty hunter, Boba Fett, in this special look at the character ahead of the new series, The Book of Boba Fett. Disney+ released poster art and a trailer:
This was one of my favorite movies from the 80s, and I’m so excited the series is coming to Disney+ in 2022.
For Disney+ Day, Warwick Davis introduced the supporting cast on video, including Ruby Cruz (“Mare of Easttown”), Erin Kellyman (“The Falcon and The Winter Soldier”), Ellie Bamber (“The Serpent”), Tony Revolori (“Spider-Man: No Way Home”), Amar Chadha Patel (“The Third Day”) and Dempsey Bryk (“The Birch”):
Marvel Studios’ Agatha: House of Harkness
As we mentioned previously, Kathryn Hahn is returning as her “WandaVision” character Agatha Harkness. The series, which now has an official title, is listed as “coming soon.” According to Marvel, the show will reveal more about the character. No word if this is a beginnings story.
Agatha was definitely a stand-out character, so I’m looking forward to this show…and who doesn’t need more Kathryn Hahn on their TV?
Marvel Studios’ Echo
Alaqua Cox will star in this series as Maya Lopez, aka Echo, a deaf Native American superhero who can perfectly copy her opponents in battle. This will be the first standalone superhero series about a Native American character (representation matters!).
The character will be introduced in the “Hawkeye” series coming to Disney+ November 24. No word on a story line, but in the Marvel comics, Echo also crosses paths with Moon Knight (see series news below) and the Avengers, and figures in the Secret Invasion story line (see series news below).
Marvel Studios’ I Am Groot
If you loved Baby Groot in “Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2,” get ready for this new animated series of shorts that follows Baby Groot’s days growing up and getting into trouble.
No word on who voices Baby Groot, but “GOTG” director James Gunn has confirmed he’s an Executive Producer on the show. The show is listed as “coming soon.”
Marvel Studios’ Ironheart
This new series follows Riri Williams, who, in the comics, is an teenage engineering prodigy. She develops her own supersuit similar to Tony Stark’s Iron Man, and calls herself Ironheart in tribute. In the comics, she and Stark actually meet.
Dominique Thorne stars in the title role, and screenwriter Chinaka Hodge will serve as head writer.
The series is listed as “coming soon,” but word is the character will first appear in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” which is scheduled to hit theaters November 11, 2022 (barring any more schedule changes for that).
Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight
Oscar Isaac joins the MCU as Marc Spector, aka Moon Knight, a mercenary whose dissociative identity disorder manifests as different distinct personas. The multiple identities who live inside him find themselves thrust into a deadly war of the gods against the backdrop of modern and ancient Egypt, as Spector becomes the embodiment of Khonshu, the Egyptian god of the moon.
I’m excited about Moon Knight coming to the MCU, as later in his life, according to the comics, he becomes part of the Midnight Sons, a supernatural superhero group that includes Doctor Strange, Blade (who just got introduced back into the MCU), Morbius (who has a Sony film coming in 2022), Iron Fist (already introduced in the Netflix series), and more. This would open the door to even more characters to enter the MCU.
Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Diab will direct the series, along with Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. May Calamawy and Ethan Hawke co-star.
Here is a First Look trailer for the series, which airs in 2022:
Marvel Studios’ Ms. Marvel
The series features Iman Vellani in the title role of Ms. Marvel, Marvel’s first Muslim superhero, also known as 16-year-old Kamala Khan, who gains the ability to change her shape and size. Mohan Kapur, Rish Shah, and Matt Lintz costar.
The series is set to air Summer 2022. Ms. Marvel will also be a part of “The Marvels” movie coming in 2023 with Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau.
In the meantime, Disney+ dropped this First Look teaser for the series:
Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion
This live-action series was announced as “coming soon” to Disney+. It’s based on the 2008 comic about shapeshifting Skrulls who have infiltrated Earth and replaced many beloved superheroes. This series will star Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelson as Skrull General Talos.
The Skrull were first introduced to the MCU in “Captain Marvel,” but this storyline was teased in the end credits of the movie “Spiderman: Far From Home,” along with the end credits of the final episode of “WandaVision” where Monica meets a Skrull that says she was sent by an old friend of Monica’s mother.
Not sure how this series will fit in the MCU as a whole, but in an interview, Marvel Studios’ president Kevin Feige teased that this is the MCU’s most ambitious crossover event since the “Avengers” movies.
Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk
The live-action series follows Jennifer Walters, played by Tatiana Maslany, a lawyer who specializes in superhuman-oriented legal cases. The Hulk/Bruce Banner, played by Mark Ruffalo, appears in this series, as seen in the photo at the top of the page.
In the comics, Walters is Banner’s cousin who inherits his Hulk side after a blood transfusion from him, but no word if that will be part of the show story line.
Also appearing is the Abomination, played by Tim Roth, who first appeared in 2008’s “The Incredible Hulk,” but most recently could briefly be seen in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” in the fight arena.
Ginger Gonzaga, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Josh Segarra, and Jameela Jamil co-star.
Here’s a First Look teaser for the series coming in 2022:
Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Freshman Year
According to Marvel, this animated series follows Peter Parker on his way to becoming Spider-Man in the MCU, “with a journey unlike we’ve ever seen and a style that celebrates the character’s early comic book roots.” It’s also listed as “coming soon.”
Jeff Trammel (Cartoon Network’s “Craig of the Creek”) is the head writer and executive producer. No word on voice casting.
Marvel Studios’ “What If…?”
In addition to all the new Marvel series coming to Disney+, they also dropped official news that season 2 of Marvel Studios’ “What If…?” is a go. I’d love to see more of the Tony and alternate Gamora story.
MarvelStudios’ X-Men ’97
Several recent MCU movies and Disney+ series have given the newly re-acquired X-Men a way into the current MCU, but it seems their actual first appearance will be this revival of the Saturday morning “X-Men” animated series, which ran for five seasons from 1992 through 1997.
It’s been said the original version inspired Fox to start making the live-action films. Let’s hope this version, coming in 2023, is as good.
This animated series is also listed as “coming soon” to Disney+. If you’ve watched the first season of Marvel’s “What If…?” there was an episode about the zombie apocalypse that causes most of the Avengers to turn into super-powered, flesh-craving undead. It was based on the 2005 comic mini-series written by Robert Kirkman (“Walking Dead”).
Marvel hasn’t said if this new series will be connected to that episode, but “What If…?” zombie director Bryan Adams and writer Zeb Wells are attached to this series, too.
Now that you’ve seen the complete list of shows, movies, and more coming to Disney+ in the next two years, which ones are you planning to watch? Let us know in comments.