This week’s Disney investors call, in which the entertainment powerhouse laid out its next few years of TV shows and movies, provided a galaxy’s worth of content to Star Wars fans, but that’s not all, as there’s a heck of a lotta Marvel content coming our way.
The long-awaited WandaVision debuts on Disney+ in a few weeks, but it’s far from the only Marvel show headed to streaming, with four further series announced this week, as well as a Guardians Of The Galaxy-themed holiday special.
First of these new series is Secret Invasion – based on a comic book storyline that Kevin Feige called “arguably the biggest crossover” besides Civil War, it tells the story of the infiltration of the earth by the alien race known as the Skrulls.
Samuel L. Jackson will return as Nick Fury, while Ben Mendelson of Captain Marvel will reprise the role of Talos.
Next up is Ironheart, in which Dominique Thorne, star of If Beale Street Could Talk, plays Riri Williams, who creates the most advanced suit of armour since Iron Man‘s. Both this and Secret Invasion will also tie directly into upcoming MCU movies.
Armor Wars will see Don Cheadle returning to the role of War Machine, and is said to be a classic Marvel story about Tony Stark‘s worst fear of his tech falling into the wrong hands.
Then we have several Guardians-themed projects, the first of which is I Am Groot. This one has been billed as “a series of shorts on Disney+” featuring everyone’s favourite little tree man, as well as “several new and unusual characters.”
We’re also getting The Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special in 2022. This one-off will be written and directed by James Gunn, and will presumably reunite the cast ahead of the third film the next year.
Marvel also gave updates on some upcoming shows we already knew about. She-Hulk, starring Tatiana Maslany as the title character, will see the return of Tim Roth as the Abomination, and Mark Ruffalo as Hulk.
Hailee Steinfeld, of the upcoming Black Widow, will join Jeremy Renner in Hawkeye.
Christian Bale‘s mystery character in Thor: Love & Thunder has been revealed as villain Gorr The God Butcher.
The third Ant-Man film is now entitled Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, and will feature all the major cast members returning, as well as Kathryn Newton as Cassie Lang and Jonathan Majors as Kang The Conqueror.
Marvel will also take another crack at the Fantastic Four, this time from director Jon Watts, who helmed the recent Spider-Man films.
The Moon Knight series is still in the works for Disney+, although we still know very little about it.
We also got some new trailers for WandaVision, Captain Falcon & The Winter Soldier and Loki: