As we learn more and more news about the upcoming Marvel shows on Disney+, Fangirlish wants to make it easier for fans of the franchise to get up to date on all the things they need to know. This biweekly round-up includes some of the biggest and most fun news from the last week or so about all of our upcoming favorite Marvel shows, like WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Solider, and Loki.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
There isn’t a lot of The Falcon and the Winter Solider updates for this round-up. This makes me optimistic that the series is close to officially wrapping. One of Sebastian Stan’s latest Instagram post could be a sign that this is the case. Stan posted about how sad he was to leave Prague back in March, which we included in a round-up. It all came full circle when Stan shared a photo of him back in the Czech Republic. It’s still undetermined how much filming and production is left. It feels like TFATWS is headed towards the finish line.
Stan also took to Instagram to spotlight some pretty cool Bucky Barnes Halloween costumes. We suggest checking out the post in its entirety, because some people went all out. It’s special that Sebastian Stan took the time to repost fans’ costumes, but it’s not shocking. Stan has always been vocal about his appreciate for the dedication and love people have for Bucky Barnes.
These costumes are a direct reflection of how important Bucky is to so many. This makes the anticipation for The Falcon and the Winter Solider unbearable for devoted fans. People have been waiting for more Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier content since Captain America: The First Avenger. We’re finally getting it; we just have to wait a little longer than anticipated.
This next bit of news isn’t entirely The Falcon and the Winter Soldier related. It’s something fans may want to know. Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie are featured in a video posted by the Ronald McDonald House NY’s Instagram. The RMH-NY “provides temporary housing for families whose child is undergoing treatment for pediatric cancer.” The duo will participate in the non-profit’s first-ever Virtual Gala on November 16th.
Stan is a huge supporter of RMH-NY. He has attended lots of their events in the past, including Super Hero Day. Mackie has spent time with the kids and their families at the House in the past as well. It’s always nice to see people who play superheroes use their platforms and voices to amplify and support good causes. Mackie and Stan always find ways to do this and ensure we have the information we need to help out. Check out the video below for more information:
Finally, we got a glimpse at some The Falcon and the Winter Soldier merchandise from Loungefly. Liz DeSilva, Loungefly’s VP Creative, gave a sneak peek of some rad backpacks on her IG stories. Luckily for us, fans were quick to grab the video for those who didn’t see it in time. They don’t give much away about Bucky and Sam’s costumes on the show. It is important to bring all of your attention to the fact that the Falcon backpack has wings.
Deadline confirmed in a recent report about an upcoming HBO limited series that Orange Is the New Black’s Jolene Purdy has a recurring role on WandaVision. Purdy’s role is being kept under wraps like most of the recent casting news, including Asif Ali’s WandaVision role. It only makes sense for WandaVision’s cast to grow as we get closer and closer to a presumed premiere date.
There are a few developments regarding WandaVision’s premiere date. None of them are an official announcement with a fitting video featuring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany. Unfortunately, we’re not there yet. Although, all signs point to WandaVision’s premiere being right around the corner. More specifically, WandaVision is set to premiere in December on Disney+.
The first sign that WandaVision will start streaming next month is the show’s landing page on Disney+. It reads “Coming Soon to Disney+” and has the show premiering in 2020. Neither of these things are new. Though it’s comforting to know that Marvel Studios and Disney+ still see a timeline where we can watch WandaVision this year.
The second is that WandaVision is missing from Disney+’s November teaser. December is WandaVision’s last chance to premiere in 2020. All we’re waiting on now is the premiere day. No matter the day in December, it’s nice to know we’ll get to spend the holidays with Wanda and Vision.
Some recent news on behalf the WandaVision cast also bodes well for a December premiere date. First off, Elizabeth Olsen cancelled an appearance at a fan convention in New Zealand in order to film more scenes for WandaVision. ArmageddonExpo confirmed this news via a tweet on October 22nd. It’s understandable for Olsen to prioritize filming so close to the show’s premiere date.
A recent Entertainment Tonight interview with Kat Dennings paints an even more optimistic picture for WandaVision’s December premiere. She briefly discusses Thor: Love and Thunder as well. She shared that we will see WandaVision soon enough. Dennings sounded confident that the show should be on Disney+ before the end of the year. She also said this about Darcy’s involvement on WandaVision: “I was thrilled, and it was somewhat a surprise what they planned for her.”
This vague but telling answer echoes Dennings’ responses to similar questions that we’ve covered in our round-ups. Of course she can’t spill much about Darcy’s time on the Disney+ show, but everything she said is optimistic. We are always excited when secondary characters get their time in the spotlight – Darcy Lewis included, obviously.
Since we shared some TFATWS Halloween looks, it’s only fitting that we include Jeremy Renner’s Instagram post. Jeremy Renner, who will reprise his role as Clint Barton in the upcoming series Hawkeye, posted a photo of an artfully carved pumpkin. Renner tagged the artist in his caption.
This post is a way to celebrate Halloween, but it’s also a reminder that Hawkeye is still very much a thing. It’s been a while since we’ve gotten any concrete news about the series. There’s sure to be more in the near future, because Hawkeye is still set to premiere in Fall 2020. That date hasn’t changed since Kevin Feige announced it back at SDCC 2019.
We have some news about the animated series What If…? to share with you. It may be a while before we get any more news about the series, because it’s not set to premiere until Summer 2021. That was announced by Kevin Feige as a major portion of Phase 4 back at SDCC 2019. Feige also gave a few glimpses of the show at the convention, like Peggy Carter as Captain America and T’Challa as Star Lord. It was also revealed that Jeffrey Wright would narrate the series as the all-seeing Watcher.
Variety’s LA Women’s Impact Report 2020 included composer Laura Karpman. The brief but impressive profile celebrates her work on various projects like HBO’s Lovecraft Country. It also lists What If…? as an upcoming project. This may seem like small news, but it’s a major development for the show that we didn’t know prior to this profile. Fans of the Marvel Universe know how powerful a score can be for a project. Think about how epic and moving “Portals” by Alan Silvestri was in Avengers: Endgame.
It looks like Marvel is trying to get ahead of the game on the casting front despite Moon Knight not set to premiere until sometime in 2022. It was last November that The Hollywood Reporter exclusively reported that Jeremy Slater would be the head writer for the Disney+ series from Marvel Studios. Slater is not a stranger to comic book adaptations because he’s also Netflix‘s The Umbrella Academy‘s series developer. He also worked on 2015’s Fantastic Four.
The latest news is that Marvel is in talks with Oscar Isaac to star as Marc Spector/Moon Knight, according to Deadline. Isaac is easily a fan-favorite pick for, well, everything. He stole hearts as Poe Dameron in the Star Wars franchise. It’s a safe bet he’d do it again as Moon Knight. We’ll be watching this story very closely as it develops in case of a clear confirmation or denial about Isaac’s involvement with Moon Knight.