Heads Up, Marvel and Star Wars Fans: Exciting Updates From Disney Expo
Ready for more of your favorite heroes?
(SPOT.ph) Avengers: Endgame may have signalled the end of an era, but while one door closes, another one opens and there's more in store for your favorite heroes on earth and in the galaxy beyond. Disney made several announcements in the D23 Expo 2019 in Anaheim, California, including the U.S. rollout of their streaming service Disney+ on November 12. Disney is planning to release shows on the new platform and we've listed the ones that Marvel and Star Wars fans could look forward to.
Heroes Wanda and Vision are often misunderstood due to their great powers, which almost teeter on the edge of destructive. Get ready to see them in a different light because the upcoming Wandavision series is a sitcom that spills into the chaotic and eventful Marvel Cinematic Universe, starring Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen as Vision and Wanda, respectively. Randall Park and Kat Dennings are set to join the series alongside Kathryn Hahn and Teyonah Parris, who will both have new roles. WandaVision is set to premiere in 2021.
There will always be room for the renowned mischief-maker and he's back with his own series. We last spotted him in Avengers: Endgame, but there's just no telling where he'll be off to next. Tom Hiddleston will return as Loki for the series, and while he wasn't present at D23, he made an announcement via a video message that the Norse god's journey is far from over. The six-episode series will premiere in 2021.
The galaxy far, far away has its many perils, but the new Star Wars series The Mandalorian takes that up a notch with darker tones and edgier scenes. Though there are no details on the full plot yet, the events in the series are set after Return of the Jedi and follows a lone Mandalorian fighter beyond the far reach of Darth Vader's The Republic. On the helm of the eight-episode series is Iron Man director Jon Favreau and stars Game of Thrones' Perdro Pascal, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, and Werner Herzog. The series is set to premiere on November 12.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
You've seen them in the Avengers films as interesting side characters to the usual roster of heroes, but this time around, they're getting their own miniseries. The action drama will follow the adventures of the Falcon, played by Anthony Mackie, and the Winter Soldier, played by Sebastian Stan. Emily VanCamp is set to return as Sharon Carter, while Wyatt Russell has been cast as U.S. Agent, the darker mirror version of Captain America. The series staff includes John Wick writer Derek Kolstad and will be directed in part by director Kari Skogland (House of Cards, The Walking Dead, and The Handmaid's Tale).
New series based on Marvel comic-book characters
Marvel comic characters Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She Hulk will get their own series on Disney+ as well, though no details have been revealed yet.
Ms. Marvel will be based on Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teen who idolizes Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers. She is also Marvel's first Muslim superhero.
Moon Knight, or Marc Spector, is a cult-favorite in the Marvel Comic Universe. He is a street-crime fighter who turned into an avatar of an Egyptian god.
She-Hulk will be based on Bruce Banner's cousin, Jennifer Walters. She gains gamma powers through an emergency blood transfusion from Banner.
Main image from a screencap of The Mandalorian trailer.