Other than the rumored movies, the MCU will have several new additions to its cannon later this year when Disney launches their streaming service, Disney+ (read more on that here). There are shows in the works for Loki, Wanda and Vision, Hawkeye, and Winter Soldier and Falcon. According to a recent AMAA (Ask Me Almost Anything) on Reddit, Kevin Feige confirmed that the shows will “Totally and Completely” weave into the main MCU. While all of the movie actors are set to reprise their roles, there are few details about the shows’ premise.
Based on rumors and Loki’s disappearance with the Tesseract in Endgame, the Loki series is thought to center around Loki traveling through time and space causing mischief. Of course, we know from Endgame that in order to close the splintered timeline, the Tesseract will eventually have to be returned to the moment he disappeared with it. In fact, the Russo brothers recent said that catching Loki and returning the Tesseract may have been part of Captain America’s adventure when he disappeared in Endgame. So perhaps we have not seen the last of Chris Evans as Steve Rogers.
WandaVision: (Yes, that’s really the title)
Because Vision met his demise in Infinity War, and was not resurrected in Endgame, it’s safe to assume that WandaVision will take place before the events of Infinity War. “Avengers: Endgame” star Elizabeth Olsen tells Variety that “WandaVision,” the forthcoming Disney+ series about her superhero character, Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, will be set in the 1950s. “There’s quite a few other comic books that we’re pulling from and it’s going to be Wanda and the Vision, and I think at the Disney+ launch chat, they showed a photo of us in the ’50s,” Olsen says. “Paul [Bettany] and I are really excited. They have a great group of writers. I think it’s going to be a total of six hours,” she continues. Olsen also says shooting would begin in the fall.
Falcon and Winter Soldier:
Since Civil War, Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes’ interactions have been very entertaining and usually add some comic relief. Endgame gave us a different side to their relationship as they both essentially had to say goodbye to their best friend, Steve Rogers. Their series will likely play like a buddy cop show, with the two learning to live with each other, and without Captain America. Presumably, the show will take place after the events of Endgame, making it very likely that we will see Falcon take over the mantle of Captain America, and the Winter Soldier helping him learn what that title means.
Variety has reported that the Hawkeye series will be an adventure show, focused on Clint Barton passing the Hawkeye mantel to Kate Bishop. This story was an awesome arc in the comics, and it will be fun to see it come to life on the small screen.
Beyond the Phase 4 movies and Disney+ shows, there are a few other projects in the works. Disney recently bought out Comcast’s share of Hulu, giving them total ownership of the service. According to early reports, Disney wants to keep Disney+ a family friendly service, so some of the grittier and adult themed Marvel properties will be on Hulu, like the already announced Ghost Rider and Hellstorm series (plural). During his Q & A on Reddit, Feige also said that there are characters that he loves that “are heading to the MCU soon”. He also mentions that the Ten Rings and the “real” Mandalorian from the Iron Man movies will be incorporated in the future.