Disney has officially started rolling out its long-awaited streaming service, Disney+, yesterday, and there’s more than enough news for Marvel fans. Mainly that new TV shows based around the more minor members of The Avengers, are coming.
WandaVision will star Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as Scarlet Witch and Vision.
Falcon & Winter Soldier starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan.
Loki, Tom Hiddleston will star again in his role as the villain who first appeared onscreen in Thor.
Falcon & Winter Soldier is expected to arrive in our screens during the first year of the service, and it looks like the other shows will debut during the second year.
That’s plenty of content for Marvel fans, but the most interesting aspect of this announcement is that the shows are connected to the broader Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“These will be major storylines set in the MCU with ramifications that will be felt both through the other Disney+ series we’ll be producing and the future on the big screen,” Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige announced.
As we know, Loki, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Falcon, and Winter Soldier all died in Infinity War, so the announcements of brand-new shows featuring these characters, and being linked to the wider MCU, basically confirms what we’ve all been predicting: that Thanos’s destruction will somehow be reversed in Acengers: Endgame.
Endgame is the last film in the 3rd phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the only film we know about from the 4th is Spider-Man: Far From Home, a film about a character who is also obliterated at the end of Infinity War.
Endgame is the film that connects all of these elements together, and while we know that it’s going to make a lot of money, its ultimate success and failure will be dictated by how it’s audiences react to how it resurrects the various characters who came to their end in Infinity War.