This weekend was a big one for Disney and Marvel, as a number of big announcements were made.
Like the San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel did bring the cast and crew of The Eternals on stage, but during the comic convention, two members of the cast had not been announced. Kevin Feige introduced three new member of the cast: Barry Keoghan, who is playing “Druig,” and Gemma Chan who will play “Sersi,” and Kit Harrington who will play Dane Whitman/Black Knight. Marvel studios also showed off the characters in costume.
Continuing on the movie side of the presentation, Marvel Studios also announced the release date for Black Panther II (no official title announced yet), will arrive on May 6, 2022.
Finally, the Marvel Studios panel talked further regarding the upcoming Black Widow movie, which arrives on May 1, 2020. Audiences at the even were able to see additional footage from the movie.
As far as the television side of Marvel goes, there were several additional announcements for previously announced shows, as well as a few big surprises for new projects.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which arrives in the Fall of 2020, has added Emily VanCamp, who reprises her role as Sharon Carter, and Wyatt Russell as John Walker a.k.a. Super Patriot.
It was announced that director kate Herron will direct all six episodes of Loki, which launches in the Spring of 2021.
On the WandaVision front, Marvel teased, but did not show any footage) Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany’s show as a mix between traditional adventure and half classic sitcom. From what we’ve gathered this definitely sounds very much like a lot of the series will take place inside of Wanda’s mind, as well as elements from the Tom King The Vision series. Additionally, Kat Dennings returns to the MCU as Darcy Lewis, and Randall Park appears as Jimmy Woo.
During the Wat If…? portion, Marvel showed off Haley Atwell as Captain Carter.
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As far as new project go, Marvel announced Ms. Marvel will appear not only as a Disney+ series, but will also be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel also announced Moon Knight, which a lot of fans have been hoping for. However, no release date as of this posting.
Another big surprise was the announcement of the live-action She-Hulk series.
Considering She-Hulk’s origin (blood transfusion from cousin Bruce), I wonder if we will see Mark Ruffalo drop by, or if it will be all hand waved as something that took place during the five years later period between Avengers films.
It all sounds good for Disney/Marvel going forward, and for those interested in the events on the small screen, it looks like Disney+ is where it is going to be at.