Ahead of the MCU’s new cinematic phase, Disney is planning a handful of side-character-centric series from its blockbuster franchises.
It had become a habit for almost a decade: every quarter his Marvel movie on the big screen. A meeting undermined by the pandemic, pushing helpless superheroes out of dark rooms. Less in a hurry than Warner who has chosen not to wait for the reopening of cinemas, Disney intends to make ends meet thanks to streaming and plans to flood its own platform with mini-series derived from its successful franchises. This “cross-media” strategy launched 3 years ago by the firm seems to be reaching maturity at the right time, at a time when the sofa has replaced the red armchairs.
The ball opened on January 15 with WandaVision and is expected to continue in the spring. Two weeks after the adventures of the red witch and her android husband are over, Disney will offer the first episode of Falcon and the Winter Soldier, a new series centered on the duo Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson.
The Loki miniseries, starring Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson, is announced for June 11. And the already busy schedule does not stop there. “A little after Loki, we will have What If?, our first animated seriesMarvel Studios president Kevin Feige said from the set. Ms. Marvel, yet another MCU production planned for the small screen. “We also shoot Hawkeye at the moment, and in a few weeks we are starting She-Hulk, about a week later we start Moon knight in addition to our feature films for the MCU thanks to Disney +“, he added on the occasion of the last TCA Press Tour , a succession of biennial conferences organized across the Atlantic by specialist journalists.
As for the film Black widow , starring Scarlett Johannson, is slated for May 7 in theaters, although the date may still be subject to change. No sign of the big-eared company suggests a direct streaming release, but the uncertainty of the period leaves room for all scenarios. After triumphing over the infamous Thanos, superheroes don’t seem to be really afraid of the pandemic.