As we learn more and more news about the upcoming Marvel shows on Disney+, Fangirlish wants to make it easier for the franchise fans 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 two weeks about all of our upcoming favorite Marvel Studios shows, like WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and Loki.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Fair warning, it’s impossible to properly relay all of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier in this round-up. It’s supposed to be a condensed way to get all the news you need to know, so we’re going to do our best to keep it that way.
There was a virtual launch event with key players from the show and a global press conference. After the series premiere, Disney+ announced that TFATWS was the streaming service’s most-watched series premiere ever. Disney also displayed Captain America’s shield all over the world in celebration of the show’s premiere.
Marvel shared another featurette that we’ll likely see again during the ASSEMBLED episode dedicated to the show. Marvel Must Haves is back with TFATWS merchandise! The show’s official socials keep sharing new posters — some are even fanmade.
There’s more of Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson to promote Xbox. This time we get to learn who Noobmaster69 (first mentioned in Avengers: Endgame) is and which games Sam needs to catch up on.
As for magazines, Sebastian Stan is on the cover of GQ Hype. His Fresh costar Daisy Edgar-Jones took the photos. Anthony Mackie and Stan are on the cover of Empire magazine’s latest issue and the latest digital cover of Entertainment Weekly. Both cover stories are great! There are also tons of videos from EW’s shoot on their YouTube channel that will brighten your day.
There have been plenty of interviews promoting the show. You can spend hours just catching up on all of them. We’re going to point you in the direction of a few. Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan joined Josh Horowitz on Stir Crazy for all kinds of fun antics. The duo also spoke with Dave Itzkoff for The New York Times.
Plus, Wyatt Russell spoke with EW about what drew him to the role of John Walker. Vanity Fair’s Still Watching podcast is covering The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and their first episode featured an interview with head writer Malcolm Spellman. For TVLine, Keisha Hatchett spoke with Mackie and Stan, along with Spellman and director Kari Skogland. It’s a great interview that we keep coming back to watch again.
That’s a lot, we know. We expect even more as the show progresses. Buckle up!
There are still some WandaVision updates to share with you, and we are not complaining. Firstly, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany showed up during TFATWS’s virtual launch. Secondly, you can check out a chat with WandaVision’s VFX Supervisor, Tara DeMarco, over at Marvel.com if you want to learn about what went into making the show’s visual effects.
This tidbit of information isn’t necessarily about the show but its effect on the comics, rather than vice versa. Entertainment Weekly reported that WandaVision-related comics are headed back to print because of the show’s success. That includes Tom King’s The Vision series, James Robinson’s Scarlet Witch book, and more.
Marvel Studios highlighted some of the duos from their upcoming projects during TFATWS’s virtual launch. One pair just so happened to be Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson. We will see them as Loki and Morbius, respectively, in Loki this June.
The two joked about which of them is the show’s true lead, clearly teasing a fun and likely similar dynamic between their characters. Finally, they debuted the official poster for Loki, which you can see below!
Similarly, Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld appeared in TFATWS’s virtual launch with a whole lot of F/X that shows how hard at work they’ve been. This isn’t a secret to anyone who follows the actors on social media because they’ve been sharing tons of BTS photos — no spoilers, of course.
Furthermore, Variety exclusively reported that a Hawkeye spinoff series about Maya Lopez/Echo is in early development at Disney+. Alaqua Cox will play the character on the upcoming series, alongside Renner and Steinfeld.
Unfortunately, we still don’t have any confirmations to share with you regarding Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector/Moon Knight. Come on, Marvel Studios; we’re all waiting. Isaac’s production company, Mad Gene Media, shared a video on Instagram of the actor training for something. We don’t know if it’s for Moon Knight, but we sure hope that it is.
As the casting announcements for other Disney+ shows continue, we can’t help but think it’s only a matter of time before Marvel Studios gives us peace of mind and announces that Isaac is involved with the project. Then again, it took Marvel Studios over a year to confirm that Hailee Steinfeld would be Kate Bishop in the MCU. Feige only announced this at Disney’s Investor Day 2020.
Secret Invasion is one of the shows that Kevin Feige announced at Disney’s Investor Day 2020. It’s one of the Disney+ series with no confirmed release date. Feige stated that it would star Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn, who will reprise their respective MCU roles.
Here is Secret Invasion as described by Marvel: “The crossover comic event series showcases a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls who have been infiltrating Earth for years.”
Variety recently exclusively reported that Kinglsey Ben-Adir (One Night in Miami & High Fidelity) would join the series. Of course, in usual Marvel fashion, the details of his role are being kept under wraps. However, Variety’s sources say that “he will be playing a main villain.”
Kevin Feige announced Riri Williams’ casting back at Disney’s Investors Day 2020. Dominique Thorne (seen in If Beale Street Could Talk) is set to play Riri Williams. Empire’s latest issue exclusively reported that Thorne was offered the lead role. She described the casting process as “probably the most unique experience.” To read the full story about Thorne’s induction in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, order the latest issue of Empire.
As a reminder, Marvel describes Ironheart as a series that follows “genius inventor Riri Williams who creates the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man himself, Tony Stark.”