Suit Up: Everything Marvel Announced on Disney+ Day

by | Nov 15, 2021 | Disney Movies, Disney+, News Outside the Parks

Hankering for more Marvel goodness after Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings? Let’s just say Disney+ has you more than covered for the next little while. During Friday’s Disney+ Day, there was so much Marvel stuff announced and revealed that you’d need a Hulk to lift it.

Disney+ announced or revealed more details on 12—that’s right, a dozen—new Marvel projects coming over the next couple of years. And that slate runs the full gamut from spin-offs to second seasons to oh my Dark Phoenix they’re bringing back the X-Men animated series.

Everything Marvel Announced and Detailed on Disney+ Day

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All you Marvel zombies out there (not actual zombies, though there’s news on that, too) better buckle up, because here’s what’s coming to Disney+ between now and 2023:

  • Marvel Studios’ X-Men ’97
  • Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight
  • Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk
  • Marvel Studios’ Ms. Marvel
  • Marvel Studios’ What If…? season two
  • Marvel Studios’ Echo
  • Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Freshman Year
  • Marvel Studios’ I Am Groot
  • Marvel Studios’ Ironheart
  • Marvel Studios’ Agatha: House of Darkness
  • Marvel Studios’ Marvel Zombies
  • Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion

Pop your adamantium claws, don your suit of armor, and put down those brains you’re munching on. Things are finna get busy on Disney+ for Marvel fans. And that’s before you even consider that 11 Marvel Studios films are now available to stream in IMAX Enhanced.

Want the scoop? The scoop you shall get. Here’s everything we know about 12 new Marvel Original Series coming to Disney+.

Announced: Marvel Studios’ X-Men ’97

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  • What We Learned: Of all the Disney+ Day announcements, this may just be the most exciting if you grew up in the 1990s. X-Men ’97 Bamfs back into the world of X-Men: The Animated Series.
  • Who’s in the Cast: X-Men ’97 will feature several familiar voices from the original X-Men: The Animated SeriesReturning talents include Cal Dodd, Lenore Zann, George Buza, Alison Sealy-Smith, and Chris Potter. Joining the OG X-Men are Jennifer Hale, Anniwaa Buachie, Ray Chase, Matthew Waterson, JP Karliak, Holly Chou, Jeff Bennett, and AJ LoCascio.
  • What to Expect: Hopefully, the same opening credits theme song as the original, because it was and is perfect. Marvel says that “an impactful event” will reunite the X-Men and hit home for fans of the series (and likely the Chris Claremont comics).
  • When Can We See It: Sometime in 2023

First Look: Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight

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  • What We Learned: Disney+ put up a short teaser trailer for Moon Knight on Disney+ Day. You’ll have to stream it there, but it’s safe to say that the show will capture the brooding, serious, and violent nature of recent comics.
  • Who’s in the Cast: Moon Knight (aka Marc Spector) is played by the mega-talented and mega-handsome Oscar Isaac. Gaspard Ulliel will appear as Anton Mogart (aka the villain Midnight Man) in all six episodes, and May Calamaway will play an undisclosed role. Ethan Hawk has been cast in a part he says is inspired by David Koresh. Perhaps he’ll be heading up a renegade Cult of Khonshu?
  • What to Expect: Lots of brutal action. And with two episodes being directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, you can bet things will get trippy. According to Marvel, the show will take place at least in part in ancient and modern-day Egypt.
  • When Can We See It: Sometime in 2022 or 2023

First Look: Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk

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  • What We Learned: The first teaser trailer for She-Hulk shows that there will be a big emphasis on comedy—including some fun ’70s gags. Oh, and hey, Professor Hulk is here, too!
  • Who’s in the Cast: Tatiana Maslany plays lawyer and yoga enthusiast Jennifer Walters (who also happens to be the eponymous Super Hero). The trailer confirms Mark Ruffalo will be back in a big way (literally) as Bruce Banner/the Hulk. Marvel has also confirmed Tim Roth’s return as the Abomination—a role he originated in the 2008 film—and Jameela Jamil will play antagonist Titania. Additionally, Josh Segarra and Ginger Gonzaga will feature in all 10 episodes in undisclosed roles.
  • What to Expect: The teaser suggests that Banner will be coaching his cousin through how to manage her
  • When Can We See It: Sometime in 2022

First Look: Marvel Studios’ Ms. Marvel

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  • What We Learned: In the Disney+-exclusive teaser, we see that Kamala Khan’s admiration of Captain Marvel will be a focal point of her origin—maybe even leading to a Brie Larson cameo or two? We also see that Kamala’s friends and her faith will play key parts in the story.
  • Who’s in the Cast: Newcomer Iman Vellani plays Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel. She’s joined by a cast that includes Matt Lintz, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, and Laurel Marsden.
  • What to Expect: This six-episode series will lay the groundwork for The Marvels, the Nia DaCosta-directed film set to debut in November 2022. The Marvels stars Bellani as well as Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Teyonah Paris, and Seo Jun Park.
  • When Can We See It: Summer 2022

Announced: Marvel Studios’ What If…? Season Two

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  • What We Learned: Season one of What If…? was a huge hit with fans, earning a second nine-episode season.
  • Who’s in the Cast: The first season of What If…? boasts a veritable all-star cast list, including the late, great Chadwick Boseman’s final performances as T’challa. Jeffrey Wright will return as The Watcher in season two, and we can only anticipate even more big names to follow.
  • What to Expect: According to Marvel, The Watcher will “meet new heroes and explore strange new worlds in the MCU’s ever-expanding Multiverse.” Count us in!
  • When Can We See It: Sometime in 2022 or 2023

Confirmed: Marvel Studios’ Echo

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  • What We Learned: Following this year’s Hawkeye Original Series, Disney+ will launch a new spin-off based on the character Echo. Echo, played by newcomer Alaqua Cox, will feature in all six episodes of the new show.
  • Who’s in the Cast: The only name attached to the show currently is Cox, who makes her professional debut in Hawkeye. Cox is an indigenous woman, deaf, and an amputee.
  • What to Expect: It’ll be hard to anticipate much about the show until we hit the bullseye with Hawkeye. Based on the character in the comics, Echo is the adoptive daughter of the Kingpin and is like the Taskmaster in that she can emulate human movement. Like Cox, Echo, aka Maya Lopez, is a deaf indigenous woman.
  • When Can We See It: Sometime in 2022 or 2023

Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Freshman Year Announced

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  • What We Learned: If you’re not all Spideyed out by the new Spider-Man: No Way Home poster that dropped Monday, good news! Your friendly neighborhood wall-crawler stars in a new animated series focusing on Peter Parker’s first year under the mask.
  • Who’s in the Cast: We’ll have wait and see. No casting announcements have been made yet.
  • What to Expect: Lots of growing pains, lots of web-slinging, and possibly a bit of romance. Don’t be surprised to see Spidey’s rogues gallery expand one baddie at a time, possibly including biggies like Lizard, Doctor Octopus, Vulture, Green Goblin, and Kraven the Hunter.
  • When Can We See It: Sometime in 2022 or 2023

Logo Revealed for Marvel Studios’ I Am Groot

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  • What We Learned: I Am Groot. I Am. Groot. I Am Groot. Groot.
  • Who’s in the Cast: Groot. (And probably several other voice talents.)
  • What to Expect: This series of shorts “follows Baby Groot’s glory days growing up, and getting into trouble, among the stars.” Also, it’s a safe bet that Baby Groot says “I am Groot” at least once or twice.
  • When Can We See It: Sometime in 2022 or 2023

Marvel Studios’ Ironheart Logo Revealed

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  • What We Learned: We’ve got the official logo for Ironheart, the upcoming show about a 15-year-old engineering student who designs her own armor in the style of Iron Man.
  • Who’s in the Cast: The only known cast member is Dominique Thorne, who plays the title role of Riri Williams, aka Ironheart. Before the series kicks off, Thorne will appear as Ironheart in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which is scheduled for release next November.
  • What to Expect: We’ll have to see how things play out in Wakanda Forever. Interestingly, Tony Stark plays a big part in the characters origins in the comics, so that may be retconned out for the show for obvious reasons.
  • When Can We See It: Sometime in late 2022 or 2023

Confirmed: Marvel Studios’ Agatha: House of Harkness

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  • What We Learned: Agatha Harkness, one of the best things about the all-around great WandaVision, returns for her own Original Series. We knew it all along.
  • Who’s in the Cast: The only name we know so far is the only one we need: Kathryn Hahn.
  • What to Expect: Better not to say too much in case you haven’t already seen WandaVision. But suffice it to say, there will be more magic, more mischief, and possibly some tie-ins to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
  • When Can We See It: Sometime in 2022 or 2023

Announced: Marvel Studios’ Marvel Zombies

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  • What We Learned: A spin-off based on the popular fifth episode of What If…?, Marvel Zombies should pick right up where things left off. Which is to say with things not looking so good for about half of the universe.
  • Who’s in the Cast: Don’t be surprised if Hudson Thames and Paul Rudd return given where What If…Zombies?! left off.
  • What to Expect: Things to not go very smoothly for the few of Earth’s remaining heroes. Those who remain will likely link up with “a new generation of heroes”—hopefully including some of Marvel’s more horror-centric characters like Morbius, Man-Thing, Blade, and Ghost Rider.
  • When Can We See It: Sometime in 2022 or 2023

New Logo for Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion

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  • What We Learned: We got our first glimpse at the appropriately Skrull-like green and purple logo for Secret Invasion, the new live-action series based on the huge comics crossover from 2008–09.
  • Who’s in the Cast: Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn are both returning for Secret Invasion. Jackson will play Nick Fury (and, likely, a Skrull copy of Fury) and Mendelsohn reprises the role of Talos, the Skrull who first appeared in Captain Marvel. Joining them are heavy-hitters like Olivia Colman and Emilia Clarke as well as Kingsley Ben-Adir, Killian Scott, Christopher McDonald, and Carmen Ejogo.
  • What to Expect: Subterfuge and deception. And lots of it. Take the time to brush up on the eight-issue limited series (and some of the many side stories) and you’ll see what I mean.
  • When Can We See It: Sometime in 2022

As you can see, Marvel fans are going to be eating well for quite some time. But if you want to dig in, you’re going to need to have Disney+. So, you know, get on that. The holidays are coming up—why not ask for a gift subscription?

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Written by Kyle Johnson

Written by Kyle Johnson

Kyle Johnson is a writer, enthusiast of all things weird, and has an unnatural obsession with Halloween. We’re talking animatronics staying up all year round and watching The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad on a whim in April. He has a cool wiener dog, Rumours, and an even cooler wife, Trinity.

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