During the recent D23 2019 Expo, both Disney and Marvel went out of their way with announcement and revealed a gamut of new content for its fans.
The Mouse House has been making announcements over the last few hours and Marvel fans will be extremely happy to know that there is going to be three new Phase Four TV shows hitting the company’s streaming service. The D23 Expo known as ‘the largest Disney fan event in the world’ took place in California and the company has hit the ground running with revelation after revelation about their upcoming shows. After the recent Disney-Marvel merger, Disney+, which is a new streaming platform from Disney is going to be the home for original Marvel content, some of which has already been announced.
But, during the D23 expo, Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, revealed the names of three more original scripted series. As reported by Cnet, the shows will join the streaming service alongside live-action series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, a Loki series featuring Tom Hiddleston, WandaVision, with Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany reprising Vision, and a Hawkeye series starring Jeremy Renner. The streaming channel will also be home to Marvel’s first animated series, titled Marvel’s What If…, which explores alternate histories of pivotal moments in Marvel’s stories.
Other than this, three new live-action series are derived from Marvel comics will also be coming; which are Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk. Going by the comics, She-Hulk aka Jennifer Walters is Bruce Banner’s cousin and she becomes the female version of The Hulk when she receives a transfusion of Banner’s blood. Ms. Marvel was a name first associated with Carol Danvers and later on, Danvers took up the identity of Captain Marvel. The name Ms. Marvel was most recently passed on to Kamala Khan, Danvers’ teen protege. Khan is also going to be Marvel's first Muslim character who is going to headline her own comics.
Moon Knight, otherwise known as Marc Spector, is a former mercenary and CIA agent who has both multiple personalities and powers from an Egyptian god. It is not yet revealed how closely the series will stick to the comic book stories but hopefully, fans won’t have to wait too long to find out. Apart from the Marvel content, Disney+ has also promised to offer a huge array of entertainment for all the family as subscribers will have access to Hulu and ESPN+ content, as well as the entire back catalog of Disney movies and original content from the Star Wars franchise.
The company has also announced an original Star Wars series titled The Mandalorian, along with the return of Lizzie McGuire, Phineas, and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe, an original series titled The World According To Jeff Goldblum, a reality series titled Encore! Ewan McGregor has also made a surprise appearance at the D23 Expo where he announced one of Lucasfilm’s new untitled series, in which he will be reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi.