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.
Don’t forget to check out all the Marvel news you need to know from Disney’s Investor Day 2020!
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
Chris Evans shared his support for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier‘s first trailer via Twitter. This isn’t the biggest news, but it’s definitely noteworthy. Evans brought Steve Rogers to life — leading many people to fall in love with Captain America. It’s not only a sweet gesture of Chris for his friends, but it’s a nod of one Cap’s appreciation of another, a.k.a Sam Wilson. And Bucky, of course. We would never forget about Bucky.
Around the same, Sebastian Stan, who plays Bucky Barnes, took to Instagram to promote the upcoming series.
The WandaVision news is not slowing down any time soon. The first episode premieres on Disney+ in exactly two weeks, and we’re getting new peeks at the show basically every day. We aren’t complaining by any means, just encouraging you to buckle up for a whole lot of bonkers.
The official WandaVision social media accounts did a countdown through the decades and, fittingly enough, to Disney’s Investor Day 2020. Each day a new poster was shared that showed Wanda and Vision in a different decade: ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and the present. The present poster looks a lot like Wanda and Vision in Edinburgh in Avengers: Infinity War. All of this WandaVision content has taught us that Marvel is going to be paying homage to the history sitcoms and the MCU.
Meanwhile, tons of WandaVision TV spots have been popping up over the last two weeks. Fans are so quick to share them on social media that it’s more common to see them through someone’s camera before the official social media accounts can share them. Each TV spot features a different aspect of WandaVision: marriage, story and reality. The last first aired on ABC’s Disney Parks’ Magical Holiday Celebration on Christmas Day.
Additionally, TVLine shared an exclusive first look at WandaVision with a new photo from the series. A quick glance at the photo in comparison to the aforementioned posters suggests whatever’s happening in this photo takes place in the ’60s. The trophy and Vision’s top hat hint that there is a magic show is in the cards.
Plus, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany are on the covers of two more magazines: Emmy Magazine and SFX Magazine. The SFX story includes interviews with showrunner Jac Schaeffer and director Matt Shakman, as well as stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany.
The Emmy story has inside look as well, with special tidbits from Kevin Feige, too. Feige discusses how the show will look at Wanda’s Eastern European roots and how that relates to American sitcoms. Olsen teases which comics the show is based on, but it’s a safe bet that Tom King’s The Vision is a definite yes. Schaeffer even shares some more specific sitcoms WandaVision will pay homage to throughout the episodes.
Feige even shares a little info about some other Marvel on Disney+ series. Feige speaks highly of Anthony Mackie’s leadership during TFATWS‘ filming. Plus, he teases a little about the larger stories of She-Hulk and Moon Knight. Marvel fans, this story is a must-read, trust us.
The biggest Loki news is still speculation at this point, but we’ll take what we can get. Deadline reported that Jaimie Alexander will reprise her role as Lady Sif in Thor: Love and Thunder. Deadline’s sources believe there’s a good chance Alexander could appear on Loki as well.
This isn’t too farfetched to believe, especially after seeing the first Loki trailer. Loki is set on reuniting with Thor and Heimdall. Who’s to say that Lady Sif isn’t alive and well on Asgard in whatever branched timeline Loki visits?
Everything Hawkeye is moving very fast all of a sudden, and we’re in for the ride. We blame Kate Bishop for all the obvious reasons. After Feige officially confirmed the news that Hailee Steinfeld is suiting up as Kate Bishop, Steinfeld shared a celebratory post on Instagram. Steinfeld didn’t stop there, because she also shared some photos of her BTS during Hawkeye’s shoot in NYC.
Steinfeld’s excitement about this project is palpable. She recently spoke with Entertainment Tonight about what it’s like to bring “badass” Kate Bishop to life. Here’s some of what Steinfeld had to say about Bishop: “She’s so smart and witty and quick and her physical ability to do so many things is through the roof.”
Meanwhile, Jeremy Renner is also sharing some sneaks peeks at the series through his social media accounts. Seriously, there are so many photos on his Twitter. The biggest tease came through a post showing Renner with Clint’s tattoos from Avengers: Endgame. Yes, it makes sense for Clint to still have these tattoos. They obviously wouldn’t magically disappear. It’s just nice to be excited about continuity when sometimes the MCU falls short in that department.
Plus, there’s some more Hawkeye casting news! It wasn’t that long ago that we got that major Hawkeye casting drop that confirmed Florence Pugh would appear on the show as Yelena Belova. Marvel’s official overview of the series includes Hamilton and Spotlight actor Brian d’Arcy James as a cast member on Hawkeye. As you probably know, any details about his character are a secret for now.
There’s not much to report on She-Hulk since it’s still a ways out. Although, we can share that Tatiana Maslany is no longer denying her involvement in the series after Disney’s Investor Day 2020. She confirmed her casting as Jennifer Walters via Instagram. Mark Ruffalo, who will reprise his role as Bruce Banner, shared his support via Twitter.
Lastly, Marvel Studios announced another series for Disney+ called Legends. It’s described as a series that “revisits some of the most iconic moments from the MCU, one character a time.” Fittingly enough, the show launches with two episodes – one dedicated to Wanda Maximoff and one for Vision. They premiere Friday, January 8th, which marks one week until WandaVision‘s premiere.