Wakanda isn’t just coming to the big screen, but it’s coming to Disney+as a new series. It’s part of a multi year overall television deal with Ryan Coogler that he made with the Walt Disney company. At the moment Coogler is working on the sequel to the first Black Panther film that is set in the fictional world of Wakanda.
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According to Coogler, he loves working for Disney. He is excited to work together with Disney and his team to bring this series to life, as well as other projects he’s working on that he can’t share yet. It sounds like Disney+ is going to bring a lot more Marvel content and fans are going to be so thrilled. Thank you Disney for investing in Marvel and bringing these amazing new stories and series to life.
The Black Panther series in the works will be one of the many shows under Marvel that will be streaming on Disney+. At the moment, Marvel’s Wandavision is huge hit for the streaming service. Other shows like, Loki, which will be released this May, Falcon and the Winter Solider, which will start streaming on March 19th, and WandaVision, which started streaming last month, have been doing well on Disney. Black Panther already brought in $1.35 billon worldwide, so imagine how much Disney+ will make when the series starts to stream. The series is sure to be just as amazing as the movie is and a great way to continue the story Chadwick Boseman started.
In the meantime you can watch Black Panther right here.
Just after releasing the fact that Hailee Steinfeld will be appearing as Kate Bishop in the Disney + show, Hawkeye, we ‘ve got news, first looks, and trailers for some of Marvel’s most anticipated new releases in the roster; including, Loki, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Thor: Love and Thunder, and Ms. Marvel. But, before I get ahead of myself, let’s start with the biggest news.
Now, whoo, let us brace ourselves for a moment.
Braced? Holding onto your butts? Great! We’ve got a more-than-two-minute look at what our dear, emo king, Loki will get up to in his own show on Disney +.
The trailer starts where we last saw Loki, or at least the one from the past who is still alive. It’s a little complicated and it’s been awhile since everyone has seen Avengers: Endgame, so let me explain. In Endgame, after the snap- five years in fact- what’s left of the gang figures out time travel to collect the infinity stones in a way that will defeat Thanos and bring everyone back.
Long story short, when they arrive in New York during the first Avengers movie, they pull off a complicated plan to get the tesseract (a.k.a the space stone) which has the ability to create portals where the user can portal from one universe to another. Due to some unforeseen hijinks, it ends up at Loki’s feet and he takes off with it swiftly.
So now, in the trailer, we see where he ended up. In a desert- but it’s very unclear which universe he’s actually in. At some point, he gets taken and put under arrest by Owen Wilson’s agent for the TVA (Time Variance Authority).
(The TVA is the literal governing body of the multiverse, which is a huge deal for the MCU and MCEU. Through the next few phases, the big brains at Marvel could be building up the next world ending event, which just might be a colliding of the multiverses and other universe heroes!)
Loki is taken down in an elevator with Wilson’s character and we get a shot of the elevator buttons which seem to be different universes instead of regular floor numbers in the building. We then see a flurry of scenes from Loki getting shown footage of his defeat, which also raises the question if time works differently at the TVA. If they can show him footage of what would happen, do they have footage of the future somewhere? Of Endgame and the events that happened in between? And where were they during the big events of the series anyway?
My theories aside, at the end of the trailer we see Loki with shorter hair and in a suit. Does he work for the TVA now? He jumps out of a plane and gets caught by Bifrost and taken to Asgard, presumably. The trailer is an obvious must watch. Coming to Disney +, May 2021.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
Next up, we have a look at Anthony Mackie’s Falcon (Sam) and Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier (Bucky) in their team-up show for the streaming service. It’s been up in the air what the two would do after Captain America’s exit from the MCEU. Both Sam and Bucky were both canonically next to take on the mantel of our star spangled boy, but Steve gave Sam the shield in the end.
We see, in the trailer, that the shield was put into a memorial museum or exhibit for Cap. No telling how far into the future we are after his passing, but the two are suiting up again in some nice new gear. The trailer doesn’t give us much to go on about who they’ll be facing except for some shots with some young-ish looking people in masks.
The most intriguing aspect of the show, in my opinion, is to see how well the two interact now that Steve is gone. The change in their dynamic will hopefully prove to be interesting and keep us watching. Check out the tailer here. Streaming this coming March 19, 2021.
Marvel’s What If…? might be one of the most advantageous projects they’ve taken on in an animated form.
The comic series and the show will explore many what if scenarios that could’ve happened if someone or something in the wide Marvel multiverses hadn’t occurred. The series ran from 1977 to 84 and the show, being made for the small screen, helps early theories about Marvel exploring more universes and realities in a BIG way.
In the trailer, specifically, we see that instead of Steve Rogers as Captain America, we see resident badass herself, Peggy Carter, dressed in a red, white and blue suit and carrying an English flag version of the shield.
T’Challa, once played by the late great Chadwick Boseman, is not seen as the King of Wakanda or Black Panther, but as Starlord.
We are briefly introduced to The Watcher; we see glimpses of Captain Marvel which seems to still be the Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) that we were introduced to in her movie, as well as Doctor Strange, who seems to be fighting an evil alternate version of himself. Most shockingly, we see Bucky fighting a literal zombie of his former best friend, still dressed and holding onto to his weapon.
I am beyond excited for this show! I think this one, along with Loki and WandaVision, might just be the ones to give us the unexpected chills. Give the trailer a gander. Streaming the summer of 2021.
Finally, we have a second official trailer for WandaVision. It will be the first of the Marvel/ Disney + shows coming out on January 15th, 2021. It’s not too different from he other sneek peeks and trailers we’ve seen so far, although we do get some Get Out, sunken place vibes as we see the characters glitch in and out of who they are and who they are pretending to be or warped into being.
We do get to see Kat Denning’s character, Darcy, from Thor and Thor: The Dark World for a quick second, as well as some magicking or “fixing” that Wanda is doing with Vision’s Mind Stone. It’s still very unclear where this place they are is, due to Wanda’s powers, because as we all know, Vision is gone. Before the snapping, Thanos ripped the stone from him, killing him.
I still want to tread lightly with this show, but overall it’s giving very Twilight Zone vibes, and I think I’m living for it. Their trailer is right here!
I will be back with pt. 2 very shortly! But what do you guys think? Which show are you excited to see the most? I can honestly say that my emo king is calling.
Disney+, Disney’s upcoming streaming service, is set to have a huge lineup of Marvel content ready at launch. This includes new series such as Loki and WandaVision as well as the films in the MCU like Black Panther and Captain Marvel. But nothing can beat the classic Marvel cartoons from the 90’s. Fans of those shows might be excited by this news.
Though it hasn’t been officially confirmed, those who have had early access to the streaming service has gone to Twitter to say that Disney+ plus will feature 90’s Marvel cartoons such as the original Spider-Man and X-Men cartoons. Other 90’s cartoons include Silver Surfer, Incredible Hulk and Fantastic Four.
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People have asked so here’s all the pre-2000 Marvel shows I’ve found: Spider-Woman (1979), Spider-Man(1981), Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends (1982), X-Men(1992), Iron Man (1994), Fantastic Four (1994), Incredible Hulk (1996), Silver Surfer (1998) and Spider-Man Unlimited (’99)
The tweets came after Disney+ launched a free trial for the service exclusively in the Netherlands. According to the original source, there are even more classic Marvel cartoons on the service.
Disney+ will have classic Marvel animated series like X-Men ‘92, Spider-Man ‘94, Spider-Woman ‘79, Spider-Man ‘81, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, Iron Man ‘94, Fantastic Four ‘94, Incredible Hulk, Silver Surfer, and Spider-Man Unlimited. pic.twitter.com/Yzj3DiZtwg
We’re still 60 days away from the launch of Disney+, and the photos and tweets themselves don’t officially confirm anything, but the prospect of being able to stream these classic cartoons whenever you want is surely to get people talking.
It’s been a big week for Marvel. Avengers: Engame just beat outAvatar as the highest grossing film of all time, and now they have released their plans for phase 4 of their cinematic universe at Comic-Con: San Diego. The full list includes: Black Widow, The Eternals, Thor 4: Love and Thunder, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
One of the biggest surprises came during the announcement of Thor 4 (Nov. 5 2021) when director Taika Waititi handed Natalie Portman Thor’s hammer, and confirmed her role in the movie as the new female Thor. The film will be based around Jason Aaron’s comic book series that saw Jane Foster become Lady Thor after Thor found himself unworthy of wielding his hammer.
“Feels pretty good.” Portman told the crowd, “I’ve always had a little hammer envy.”
Don’t worry Chris Hemsworth fans; he’ll be reprising his role as Thor.
One of the other major announcements was Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (4/12/2021). This will be the first Asian-American superhero film to grace the presence of Marvel’s cinematic universe. The original Shang-Chi comic appeared almost fifty years ago and follows the story of martial arts guru Shang Shi as he fights as a hero for hire and eventually joins The Avengers. His father is of Chinese dissent and his mother is white/American.The role will be played by Chinese-Canadian actor, Simu Liu.
The film is evidence of an increased effort in Marvel to add diversity to their roster of mostly white male superheroes.
Marvel also confirmed the heavily-speculated release of a Black Widow solo film that will explore the past of Natasha Romanoff played by Scarlett Johansson.
Johansson told the panel: “I get to play Natasha as a fully realized woman, in all of her many facets, and I’m excited for fans to see the flawed side of her.”
Black Widow’s past has taken a back seat over the course of Marvel’s cinematic history, and fans have been eager to explore her as a fully developed character. The film, set in Budapest, was officially labeled as a prequel.
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The Eternals will add to Marvel’s ever-increasing number of space-themed films and will follow a group of powerful proto-humans who were created by the oldest characters in the Marvel universe (the celestials). Audiences can expect a November 2020 release date.
The last major movie release announced was Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Director Scott Derrickson told audiences that it will be Marvel’s first scary movie, and will follow Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange as he explores the universe’s mystical realm.
Other titles that are expected to be released on streaming platforms are The Eternals, Wanda Vision, Loki, Blade, What If…?, and Hawkeye.
Marvel’s universe has been set to full-throttle as they add new characters and expand upon fan-favorites. As we saw in phase 3, plot lines will intermingle and alliences will be formed. Who knows what this is all leading to. The only thing that is certain is that as the films grow to a cresendo, the stakes for the Marvel universe will be higher ever before.
Exciting news for Marvel fans! Over the weekend, at Marvel’s panel that reveled their next slate of films there were some exciting news revealed! Marvel’s Phase 4 films include several sequels to prior films including Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, and Black Widow. A few new titles were revealed to be underway as well, including television properties such as Loki, Wanda/Vision, and Falcon and the Winter Solider, in addition to original, new properties such as The Eternals and Shang Chi. But the most exciting announcement of the panel came at the very end, where seconds before the end Kevin Fiege, the head executive of Marvel Entertainment, revealed that a Blade reboot was coming. Even more exciting, two time Oscar Winner Mahershala Ali is to star in the lead role as the titular comic book character.
For those unaware, Blade is an African-English superhero from Marvel Comics. Originating from The Tomb of Dracula as a supporting character, Blade is a vampire/human hybrid, with the powers of a vampire but able to walk in sunlight and to stave off his thirst for blood. Despite his cool concept, Blade didn’t become truly popular until a trio of films in the 1990s were adapted for the big screen, starring Wesley Snipes as the vampire slayer. Bladeand Blade IIwere well received for their action, stylish flavor, and Snipes’s performance but the third film, Blade: Trinity, was so badly received that it sunk the franchise. Despite this, Blade has remained a popular character in the comics but has never truly risen to a starring role. Blade’s look is fairly simplistic, as he wears dark sunglasses, a long trench coat, and wields a sword.
Which makes it so surprising that Blade was unveiled is that Blade was already done in movies, so seeing him again is incredibly surprising. Not to mention getting an established actor like Ali to portray the superhero. It’s also incredibly exciting to see another black superhero besides Black Pantherheadlining a movie, showcasing that Marvel will be pushing for increased diversity in the future. Now, Blade was only just announced and isn’t even on the featured slate of films for Phase 4, so we likely won’t be seeing him anytime soon. But still, this surprise announcement was the highlight of the panel for us.
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Are you excited to see the superhero Blade take up arms against vampires on the big screen? What sort of role do you think he’ll play in the MCU? And how about Mahershala Ali to play him? Any speculation of how the movie will take form and who might direct? Let us know in the comments!