Marvel Announces New MCU Shows For Disney+ Streaming Including SECRET INVASION, ARMOR WARS

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Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed numerous new details about the studio’s upcoming slate of television series that will be rolling out over the next two years on the Disney+ streaming service including information on release dates, casting details, storylines and how all of it interconnects with the MCU theatrical films.

New series announced include Secret Invasion, Ironheart and Armor Wars.

The announcements came today during the Disney Investors Call in which the company rolled out a number of announcements for projects coming in 2021 and beyond.

Let’s bullet point them in chronological release order-

  • Falcon And The Winter Soldier – In addition to premiering a trailer containing the first footage of the series we’ve seen, Feige stated that the series will be coming to Disney+ in March, describing it as “a Marvel movie played out over six episodes.”
  • Loki – Feige states that the Tom Hiddleston-starring series places the Asgardian God Of Mischief at “the center of his own crime thriller. Confused? Not as confused a Loki is.” The series is set for a May release and will co-star Richard E. Grant, Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Sophia Di Martino.
  • What If…? – The first animated series from the studio takes the conceit of the classic comic series and looks at established Marvel stories and asks the question what if something different happened. The trailer shown offered glimpses of episodes where Peggy Carter becomes the test subject of the Super Soldier serum that gave Captain America his powers, Yondu taking a young T’Challa into space instead of Peter Quill and a variation on the Marvel Zombies storyline from the comics.
  • Ms. Marvel – Feige showed a behind-the-scenes video detailing the casting of star Iman Vellani as teenager superhero Kamala Khan. Feige also stated that the character of Kamala (and Vellani) will crossover to appear alongside her idol in the upcoming Captain Marvel II, which will star Brie Larson and be directed by Nia DaCosta. Teyonah Parris will also appear in the film as Monica Rambeau, a role she will be originating in the first Marvel Disney+ series WandaVision which debuts next month. The character of Monica Rambeau was introduced as a young girl in the 1990s set first Captain Marvel film.
  • Hawkeye – Feige confirmed what leaked set photos had already told us, that Hailee Steinfeld is in the cast as the young archer hero Kate Bishop opposite Jeremy Renner.
  • She-Hulk – Feige confirmed the reports that Tatiana Maslany will headline the series which will center on Bruce Banner’s cousin Jennifer Waters, who mixes her lawyer career with superheroics. He also stated that Mark Ruffalo would reprise his role of Banner and that surprised everyone with the announcement that Tim Roth would return to once again play the Abomination, his villainous role from 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. Feige also hinted that due to the character’s day job as a lawyer “You’ll never know what other Marvel characters could pop up from episode to episode.”
  • Moon Knight – “An action-adventure Indiana Jones-type story,” is how Feige described Moon Knight, also accenting the character’s multiple personalities and the show’s Egyptian iconography. Feige did not confirm the reports that Oscar Isaac had been cast to headline the series, which suggests that the studio may not have closed the star’s deal yet.

Feige then moved on to reveal a couple of new shows that had not been previously announced.

  • Secret Invasion – This series will adapt the Marvel Comics event where a number of superheroes were substituted by the shapechanging aliens known as Skrulls. The Skrulls had already appeared in the MCU in the first Captain Marvel film as well as in the end credits scene of Spider-Man: Far From Home. The series will star Samuel L Jackson in his long-running of the MCU chief spy Nick Fury alongside Ben Mendelsohn who will reprise his Captain Marvel role as the sympathetic skrull Talos. This announcement explains why we last saw Nick Fury on what appeared to be a Skrull spaceship in that Spider-Man: Far From Home credits scene. Feige stated that this series will tie directly to MCU feature films.
  • Ironheart – The series will focus on the teenage genius inventor Riri Williams, who builds a suit of armor almost as sophisticated as Iron Man’s. Dominique Thorne, co-star of If Beale Street Could Talk, will star. No other creative personnel were announced. Feige stated that this series will tie directly to MCU feature films.
  • Armor Wars – Another popular Marvel storyline being adapted, Feige describes the story as “Tony Stark’s greatest fear coming true – It’s what happens when his tech falls into the wrong hands.” Don Cheadle will star in the series as his character of Jim Rhodes, aka War Machine.
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