If fans weren’t already excited about the return of some of their favorite characters after the Super Bowl teaser, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed some release windows, some are saying dates, which is more the case because there are no specific dates since it is the month of release, and no dates. The first two series that take some Marvel Cinematic Universe characters onto the streaming service is The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is arriving exclusively on Disney+ in August. Some sites feel the need to point out when the series is released in relation to other theatrical releases like Black Widow and Eternals. Given that those films do not feature any of the characters, it seems like a silly note to remark on.
All we know about the series is that it is set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier follows the exploits of Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). The show will consist of six episodes, and we also know that Daniel Bruhl is reprising his role as Captain America: Civil War villain Helmut Zemo alongside Emily Van Camp as Sharon Carter. New to the MCU is Wyatt Russell as John Walker, who in the comics was a supervillain who went by the name Super-Patriot.
Coming in December, Disney+ will drop the other series WandaVision. Again, the month was announced but no actual date. Gaging from the teaser, it will focus on Wanda losing her mind, a variation of the comics which led to her destroying all the mutant. We know that Vision features prominently in the series and will borrow from the Vision comic that showed domestic life with the artificial being.
Kevin Feige confirmed that fans will have to keep up with both the feature films and the new Disney+ series to stay up to date on the full MCU timeline and mythology now (the Marvel Cinematic Universe always has been an ambitious act of franchising as much as storytelling, after all.) We also know that the series will introduce the name Scarlet Witch for the first time, and the events are planned to tie-in with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which will see Olsen’s character join Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Sorcerer Supreme in a new, slightly more creepy than usual magical adventure.
Lastly, fans have been waiting for a timeline when we will see season two of The Mandalorian. Iger revealed that we will have to wait eight more months, as the series will drop in October. That falls in line with the yearly schedule of these show, which had The Mandalorian drop in mid-November. If you follow Jon Favreau on Instagram, he has revealed some location shooting for the upcoming season while some sites have no idea what is going on.
The coming year for Disney+ need to have some high profile content. Right now, there isn’t anything going on with the service, aside from their more serialized content. Fortunately, for me, I have CBS All Access available with Picard and the third season of Star Trek: Discovery to fill up the void. It will be a fun year to be a nerd.