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
We’re getting small bits of information about The Falcon and The Winter Solider during Anthony Mackie’s virtual press tour for his Netflix film Outside the Wire. Mackie’s been saying a lot of the same things about the show during these interviews, which is expected because Marvel isn’t going to let him spill anything big ever. Mackie went on Josh Horowitz’s podcast Happy, Sad, Confused and talked about the show’s scale, his relationship with Sebastian Stan, and what he thinks about Chris Evans returning to the MCU. Here’s some of what Mackie said about Evans:
“Look, Chris is my boy, so if they’re getting the band back together, I’d be very happy with that.”
Mackie continues to double down about how Sam Wilson is not Captain America (not yet, if you ask us). This time around he did so on The Rich Eisen Show where he spoke about what The Falcon and The Winter Solider will be about. Mackie teases that the show will be a “a long way of figuring around who’s gonna be Captain America, where is the shield gonna end up, and if that moniker is gonna come back — and if somebody’s gonna hold that moniker again.” This makes sense. I don’t know if anyone was truly expecting to see Sam suited up as Captain America within the first hour of TFATWS.
Mackie continued down that path on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Mackie keeps saying that there hasn’t been any leaks of him in a Cap suit, like there would be if Sam was Captain America. Who’s to say that the Captain America suit won’t evolve into something that resembles Sam more than it does Steve? Who’s to say that we won’t see Sam suit up as Captain America until his next film appearance or Season 2 (if we’re lucky enough to get one) of TFATWS?
This seems like a secret both Mackie and Marvel Studios are keeping until the end. We’ll have to wait and see how it all works out when The Falcon and The Winter Solider starts streaming on Disney+ this March. Until then, you can pick up the new Falcon Funko Pop! Plus, Sebastian Stan shared an epic photo on Instagram of one of his camera tests as Bucky Barnes from October 2019. TFATWS has been a long time coming. It’s just under 2 months away now!
The WandaVision social media platforms have been posting teasers and posters so frequently it’s hard to keep up. There’s a cool retro poster for Monica Rambeau on there that you have to check out! Marvel Entertainment is sharing featurettes. So far there is one about WandaVision‘s story and one about costumes. Kat Dennings shared a clip from the virtual launch on her Instagram. Dennings mentions that we find Darcy as “a real expert in her field.” We are so here for that!
The last round-up mentioned a new merchandise rollout for the Disney+ series called Marvel Must Haves. Now we have the Must Haves for the first three episodes of WandaVision. From Funko Pops and T-shirts, to Hydra watches and retro cups, it’s all on the Marvel Must Haves landing page. Each Monday’s drop should correlate with the prior episode of the current Disney+ series, assuming this pattern continues.
On top of all of that, the cast has been doing all the interviews. There’s tons of great quotes in all of these! Debra Jo Rupp talked about her role as Ms. Hart with Collider. Elizabeth Olsen had a great conversation with Nerisha Penrose at Elle about all things Wanda Maximoff. Olsen takes a deep dive into her career and past in the MCU with Josh Horowitz for MTV News. Our favorite interview with Bettany and Olsen is a candid conversation between the actors for Interview Magazine. Teyonah Parris spoke with Entertainment Tonight about the significance of Monica Rambeau. Here’s some of what Parris said:
“To be able in this day and age to say, ‘I get to portray a Black female superhero, and be that vision, that image that I wish, prayed I would have seen as a young girl, it’s really incredibly an honor and a blessing.”
Plus, head writer Jac Shaeffer discussed a potential second season (amongst other things) with The Hollywood Reporter. Schaeffer also spoke to The Wrap about how the series will explore both Wanda and Vision’s pasts. The site includes Quicksilver as a part of that, which fans have been begging for years to see. Schaeffer explains that to better understand the couple, we have to understand where they come from: “We’re all a product of our experiences and our trauma and our relationships. And so we will be exploring all of those details of their pasts as we move forward.”
A lot of the recent interviews have circled around episode 4 of WandaVision. Episode 4 will already be on Disney+ for you to enjoy by the time you read this round-up. Parris recently spoke with TV Line about how the show will deliver answers soon enough. Paul Bettany tweeted that episode 4 will blow our minds. The most telling clue comes from an interview with Olsen for Digital Spy. Olsen said, “I think the reason why they show the press the first episodes is because episode 4 is quite a shift. It’s a really fun perspective swap and I think a lot gets understood at that moment.”
The end of WandaVision season 1 episode 3, “Now in Color,” set this in motion. Furthermore, the official clip for episode 4 confirms what the cast is saying. It looks like we’ll be taking a step outside of Westview (and maybe even back in time) to better understand what’s happening inside of Westview.
The Hawkeye news hasn’t been as abundant lately, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any details to share with you. Jeremy Renner shared a video on social media of him “training” for the series with a toy bow and arrow. It’s going to be a while longer before we get footage from Hawkeye. We’ll take all the behind the scenes content we can get.
Hailee Steinfeld, who will bring Kate Bishop to life on the small screen, recently spoke with Collider about the role. She spoke about her excitement about joining the MCU as well. Here is some of what Hailee shared:
“It’s been a wonderful experience, developing this character and taking elements of her from the comics and what we know with her history.”
Deadline confirmed that Ginger Gonzaga will join the cast of She-Hulk. While Marvel has yet to comment, Deadline reports that Gonzaga joins the series as Jennifer Walters’ best friend. Of course, we know that Walters will be played by Tatiana Maslany. Gonzaga shared her excitement about the role on Twitter. We still don’t have a premiere date for She-Hulk, but these casting announcements are keeping us engaged.
The Hollywood Reporter exclusively shared that Ethan Hawke will play the villain on Moon Knight. The report reiterates Oscar Isaac’s casting in the titular role as well as the series’ goal to start production this March in Budapest. There is no confirmation of who Hawke will play. THR suggests it could be one of Moon Knight’s most notable villains: Bushman, “a fellow mercenary who turned on the hero when Egyptian gold came into the picture.”
This news comes after more Moon Knight casting has been announced alongside the addition to directors for the series. If the show is set on production starting this year, this could be the beginning of an avalanche of Moon Knight news. We are ready for it!