Here’s every confirmed Marvel Cinematic Universe TV show coming to Disney+. Marvel Studios announced in 2019 plans to expand the MCU to the small screen like never before. With WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki (season 1), and What If…? already available on Disney Plus, the studio has kept that promise. But there are many more TV shows on the way which will continue to expand how people view the MCU and prove that Avengers: Endgame was only the end of one part of the story.
With some of the original Avengers no longer in the picture, Disney+ became an outlet for Marvel to flesh out existing supporting characters by giving them starring roles or introducing new heroes who factor into their plans for Phase 4 and beyond. Marvel’s first wave of Disney+ shows were announced at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019, as they unveiled five TV series that would be released through 2021. Just a few months later at D23, three additional shows were announced as part of Phase 4. So far, Disney’s planned TV shows demonstrate how they hope to be able to use the medium to explore different tones and styles.
Ever since Marvel Studios began planning their content stream for Disney+, there has been no shortage of news regarding what other MCU shows would be coming to the service. With so many different characters and storylines from Marvel’s rich comic history in development, it can be easy to mix up which MCU Disney+ shows are officially announced. So, here’s every upcoming Marvel TV show that is confirmed to be in the works for Disney+.
A solo series for Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton is also headed to Disney+, but Hawkeye will also introduce the MCU’s next sharpshooter, Kate Bishop. Marvel Studios has cast Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop. Joining Renner and Steinfeld are Alaqua Cox, Vera Farmiga, Florence Pugh, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton and Zahn McClarnon. Florence Pugh’s inclusion in the cast was explained in the Black Widow post-credits scene and gives an indication as to one of the plots that will run through the first season.
As for what else the series will be about, concept art for Hawkeye depicted some of the adventures that the two heroes will go on. These images confirmed just how closely Hawkeye is borrowing from the Matt Fraction comic series by including Barton’s Pizza Dog. Jonathan Igla (Mad Men) will serve as the showrunner on the series, with Katie Mathewson and Tanner Bean joining the production as writers. The series is set to premiere on November 24, 2021.
Kamala Khan will be one of the first new MCU characters to receive a starring role on Disney+. The Pakistani-American teenage Inhuman has become a fan-favorite comic character in the years since her debut in 2013. As a result, Marvel Studios confirmed at D23 2019 that Kamala will star in Ms. Marvel prior to her appearing in future movies, one of which is confirmed to be Captain Marvel 2. Iman Vellani has been cast to play Kamala in the Disney+ series and future MCU projects, and she’s joined by Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Matt Lintz, Zenobia Shroff, and Mohan Kapur in supporting roles.
Although rumors have claimed a rebooted version of the Inhumans could appear, plot details have yet to be confirmed. But it is known that Bisha K. Ali (Four Weddings and a Funeral) will serve as the showrunner on the series. The season will be six episodes long and will tie into the story of the upcoming The Marvels. When Ms. Marvel was announced, it was anticipated that the show would not arrive until 2022, but filming began in late 2020, with the series now expected to debut in early 2022.
Another one of Marvel’s upcoming new characters getting the Disney+ spotlight is Marc Spector in Moon Knight. The schizophrenic Jewish superhero believes his powers come from Khonshu, the moon god of Egypt, but it is quite possible that he is just crazy. Marvel hired Oscar Isaac to play Moon Knight, with Ramy’s May Calamawy and Ethan Hawke cast in undisclosed roles. Jean-Paul DuChamp, Marlene Arlaune, Eddie Silver, and Willow Silver have also been cast.
Moon Knight will see Jeremy Slater (The Umbrella Academy) serve as the showrunner and he is joined by a variety of writers, including Beau DeMayo (The Witcher). It was reported that the series was targeting November 2020 to start production, but that was pushed back to the spring of 2021. Moon Knight is not expected to be released on Disney+ until sometime in 2022 and will consist of six episodes.
Jennifer Walters is gearing up for her MCU debut too, as she will be the lead character in the She-Hulk Disney+ series. The eventual introduction of She-Hulk comes after Avengers: Endgame left Hulk weakened. Mark Ruffalo is set to return as Bruce Banner, with Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany cast in the titular role. Joining the pair of Hulks are Tim Roth as Abomination, Ginger Gonzaga as She-Hulk’s best friend, and Hamilton star Renée Elise Goldsberry as Amelia. There’s no word yet on what the story will include, but the series will consist of ten half-hour episodes.
Marvel hired Jessica Gao (Rick and Morty) to serve as the showrunner on the series and she assembled a writer’s room to work on the series. Filming was scheduled to begin in the summer of 2020 ahead of a possible 2022 release on Disney+, but it was delayed. She-Hulk has reportedly begun filming and is expected to premiere sometime in 2022, so fans should expect there to be more information about the series soon.
Starring Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn as Nick Fury and the Skrull Talos, respectively, Secret Invasion is set to follow the characters as they attempt to prevent a group of shape-shifting Skrulls from taking over the world. As fans will recall, Talos pretended to be Fury in Spider-Man: Far From Home, so this won’t be the first time the pair will be working together. Joining the series are Olivia Colman, Game of Thrones alum Emilia Clarke, One Night in Miami’s Kingsley Ben-Adir. Written by Kyle Bradstreet, Secret Invasion will consist of six episodes also releasing in 2022.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
Written and directed by James Gunn, The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is set following Thor: Love and Thunder and before Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The special will include the primary cast of The Guardians of the Galaxy films, including Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, and Pom Klementieff. This Holiday Special is currently set for December 2022.
Starring Judas and the Black Messiah actress Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams, Iron Heart is set to follow the titular character, a genius engineering student who creates her own Iron Man suit. There aren’t too many details about Ironheart, but Marvel has hired Snowpiercer’s Chinaka Hodge as head writer. The series is set to consist of six episodes. However, it’s unclear when filming on the series will begin or when it’s expected to premiere on Disney+.
First announced in December 2020, Armor Wars is yet another Disney+ series starring a well-known figure in the MCU. That figure is none other than James Rhodes (aka, War Machine). The series will follow Rhodes as he deals with Tony Stark’s Iron Man technologically falling into the wrong hands. Besides Don Cheadle reprising his role, no one else has been cast in Armor Wars, which is expected to begin filming in Atlanta this year.
I Am Groot
I Am Groot is an animated series that will consist of short stories following the beloved character, who first debuted in Guardians of the Galaxy. What the stories will be about in every short is unknown at this time and it’s unclear which other characters will be joining Groot. There’s also no word yet on when I Am Groot will premiere on Disney+.
Wakanda is a place fans can’t get enough of and, in addition to Black Panther 2, a Disney+ series set in the fictional country is also coming soon. Besides the setting, however, there are no details about what the Wakanda series will entail, who will star in it, and when it will take place. It’s possible it could focus on the Dora Milaje, who were last seen in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Perhaps Black Panther 2 will offer more insight but, for now, the show is a mystery.
Echo, a deaf superhero who can mimic other people’s body movements, will be introduced in Hawkeye, but she’s already set to headline her own show on Disney+. Alaqua Cox will reprise the role of Echo with Etan Cohen and Emily Cohen set to write the series, though no other details are yet known about the MCU’s latest Disney+ show as it’s only in the early stages of development.
Loki (Season 2)
The post-credits scene for the final episode of Loki season 1 confirmed that a second season was on the way. As of yet, there’s no information on when Loki season 2 of the Disney+ show will be released or how it will fit into the larger release schedule of the MCU. The first season raised a lot of unanswered questions, and while it might be predictable that the second season will focus on answering some of these, it is possible that they will already have been addressed in larger releases like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. One thing that seems safe to count on is that it will include return appearances from Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino), and Mobius (Owen Wilson).
What If…? (Season 2)
What If…? season 2 was announced in December of 2019, a full year and a half before the first episode of season 1 was released. It will continue season 1’s premise with Jeffrey Wright returning as The Watcher viewing stories that are playing out throughout the multiverse. The producers have also confirmed that Captain Carter (Hayley Atwell) will return in season 2 and that she is a character that they intend to return to multiple times throughout the series. While this seems like many Marvel Cinematic Universe TV shows, there’s sure to be more to come.
- Black Widow (2021)Release date: Jul 09, 2021
- Eternals (2021)Release date: Nov 05, 2021
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)Release date: Sep 03, 2021
- Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)Release date: Dec 17, 2021
- Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)Release date: May 06, 2022
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)Release date: Mar 25, 2022
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever/Black Panther 2 (2022)Release date: Jul 08, 2022
- The Marvels/Captain Marvel 2 (2022)Release date: Nov 11, 2022
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