Marvel and Disney+ are taking over both the big and small screens, as the continuation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has stretched to TV shows. The shows began with WandaVision, followed by The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, then Loki, which ended recently.
Marvel have around 13 shows in the works at the moment and, while many of them don’t have release dates just yet, we can still get excited about seeing new and old characters alike on the small screen; here are seven upcoming Marvel TV shows to look out for!
What If...? – August 11th, 2021
Following Loki, What If will be the next show to hit the popular streaming service, Disney+.
The upcoming animated series will contain many MCU actors reprising their roles, and will show many scenarios from the core MCU films changed.
Episodes within the show will depict alternative stories from events we all recognise, such as what would happen if Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) took the super soldier serum instead of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), what if Yondu (Michael Rooker) took T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) from Earth instead of Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), and more.
Fans are excited to see zombified Avengers and what a world without Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) would be like; luckily, we don’t have long to wait.
Hawkeye - Late 2021 (This section contains spoilers for Black Widow)
Jeremy Renner has been playing Clint Barton since Avengers: Assemble in 2012, and despite being regarded among some as useless, he is finally getting his own show, shedding much-needed light on the underrated character.
Hawkeye won’t just be about Barton, though; we will be introduced to a new type of avenger: Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld). She appears to be under the training of Hawkeye, who will have to face up to his past sooner or later.
The end of Black Widow (2021) saw Yelena (Florence Pugh) mourn for her sister Natasha (Scarlett Johansson) after her death in Avengers: Endgame; she believes Barton to have killed her sister, so it seems we may not have seen the last of Yelena.
Ms. Marvel – Late 2021
Ms. Marvel will be bringing an entirely new character into the MCU.
Teen superhero Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) will be introduced into the beloved MCU franchise later this year (2021), and many cannot wait to see this brand-new character enter the fray.
There are little details surrounding this show, but we do know that the six-episode series will follow into a movie, titled The Marvels.
Despite discussions stating that the MCU shows won’t tie in with the films, Loki has already broken that rule and, seeing as though Ms. Marvel will lead into another MCU movie, fans may have to keep up with the shows in order to understand the upcoming films.
Moon Knight - 2022
Moon Knight, played by Oscar Isaac in the series, is an intensely interesting character that has amazing powers granted to him by Egyptian god, Khonshu; his entrance into the MCU is shaping up to be something very iconic already.
Moon Knight, aka Marc Spector, has an amazing range of powers that only work under a full moon. He has been described as Marvel’s Batman, due to his variety of weapons and gadgets used to fight crime.
Spector is not the only focus in this series, though; the character has dissociative identity disorder (DID), and the show is set to depict this through a range of different characters that come from his DID.
Moon Knight seems incredible, and a brand-new addition to the MCU that may come as a pleasant surprise to some fans.
She-Hulk – 2022
Marvel is currently filming She-Hulk, with Tatiana Maslany as the titular character; soon, Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk won’t be the only giant green character in the MCU.
Just like within the comics, Maslany’s character will be the cousin of Bruce Banner (Ruffalo), which will please some fans as many want to see more comic-accurate plots.
Unlike the three Disney+ series we’ve already seen, and those to come after them, She-Hulk is set to be a comedy, rather than an intense and complex action show like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, or a drama like Loki.
What is really exciting, is that we will be seeing Tim Roth’s Abomination, last seen in 2008 film The Incredible Hulk, although he is also set to appear in upcoming MCU film, Shang-Chi and The Ten Rings (September, 2021), we still can’t wait to see him up against a Hulk once again.
Secret Invasion – 2022
The comic book story arc is finally being turned into a TV series, despite having original plans to be a crossover movie first.
Secret Invasion will follow the Skrulls who invade Earth and disguise themselves as humans. Captain Marvel (2019) already set up this idea, as did Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).
While there appears to be a small cast at the moment, we can guess that more character may be added closer to the time.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special – Holiday 2022
During the long wait between Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 and the third film (a six year wait in total), we still have a boat-load of MCU content to entertain us, including the 2022 holiday special that follows the group of unlikely friends.
While the Guardians appeared in other films after their second film, their next film is two years away. Little is known about The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, but we can make an educated guess that the MCU show will take inspiration from the Star Wars Holiday Special.
We can’t wait to see the Guardians both on the big screen an the small screen in the coming years.
Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal
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