Disney+ is certainly the go-to destination for all things Marvel (which makes total sense as the company bought the comic book giant for USD $4billion back in 2009), and the streamer’s upcoming slate only solidifies this statement.
The popular streaming service has recently announced several new animated projects that Marvel fans can look forward to and confirmed others that had been rumoured to be in development as well as debuting a sneak peek at the upcoming live-action shows Moon Knight, She-Hulk and Ms Marvel.
The former will star newcomer Iman Vellani in the lead role of Kamala Khan — a Pakistani-American teenager based in New Jersey and is Marvel’s first Muslim character to star in her own title.
The series will be directed by Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Meera Menon and will bring to life the character who loves video games, hanging out with friends and writing Avengers fan-fiction.
Of the newly confirmed projects will be X-Men ’97 which will continue the story of the animated X-Men series from the ’90s. The popular cartoon ran from 1992-97 and became a critical and commercial hit. In fact, it is largely considered to be Marvel’s greatest animated series ever, so it’s no wonder Disney+ is keen to revive it. The updated version is expected to land sometime in 2023.
Meanwhile, Spider-Man: Freshman Year is another animated series that will explore Peter Parker’s life on the way to becoming Spider-Man while Marvel Zombies will reimagine the Marvel Universe as a new generation of heroes fights the zombie plague.
In terms of existing shows that will continue on the streamer, What if…? has been renewed for a second season. The animated anthology series, which debuted on Disney+ in August 2021, explores alternate timelines in the multiverse that show what would happen if major moments from the MCU films occurred differently.
Disney also confirmed a few projects that had already been rumoured such as the Hawkeye spinoff, Echo, and the WandaVision spinoff starring Kathryn Hahn which will be titled Agatha: House of Harkness.
Hahn, who gained critical acclaim for her portrayal of Agatha Harkness in WandaVision, will reprise the role in the new series which is currently in development and described as a dark comedy, though exact plot details have not been disclosed.
In WandaVision, Agatha starts out as Wanda and Vision’s nosy neighbour before it is revealed that she is, in actuality, Agatha, a powerful witch. In the Marvel comics and the series, Agatha is shown to have survived the Salem Witch Trials and is more than a match for Wanda, a.k.a. Scarlet Witch. In the finale of WandaVision, Agatha is reverted back to Agnes after being trapped by Wanda in Westview.