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. So 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.
You didn’t think we were done with WandaVision news, did you?
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige spoke with Rolling Stone for an upcoming oral history about WandaVision. Rolling Stone gave us a sneak peek with a snippet of Feige discussing how Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange was almost on WandaVision and why that didn’t pan out. Ultimately, Feige shares that an appearance from Strange would have taken away from Wanda and her story — which is the entire point of WandaVision. We all speculated this cameo would happen, and as it turns out, not having Stephen Strange on the show was the best decision. Check out that piece by Brian Hiatt for all the details!
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
TFATWS may be over, but that doesn’t mean that there’s any less news to fill you in on. We have the usuals of the Marvel Must Haves, which are true must-haves because of all the Sam Wilson as Captain America merchandise. There’s a brand new Captain America poster with Sam in his new suit. This pairs nicely with Marvel Studios’ official social media handles that have rightfully switched from Steve Rogers to Sam Wilson.
There’s plenty of behind-the-scenes photos on the cast and crew’s social media. There are plenty of interviews for you to read, listen to, and watch that could provide clarity for certain choices made throughout the series. Since there are so many, it would not be easy to list them all here. An excellent place to start is always over at Marvel.com. Then, after you’ve done all of that, you can turn on Disney+ to watch Marvel Studios: Assembled because there is a brand-new episode all about The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
With the last two shows over, we are heading straight into Loki’s chaos, and we are ready! Or as prepared as we’ll ever be. Unfortunately, we don’t have much time left to prepare now that Loki is premiering two days earlier than initially announced. Yes, you read that right. Loki will debut on Disney+ on Wednesday, June 9th, instead of Friday, June 11th.
Marvel Studios released a charming video of Tom Hiddleston making the announcement, which helped ease the initial shock that Disney+ is allowing one of their streaming shows to premiere mid-week. This change is an odd and unprecedented move, but that makes it exciting. It leans into Loki’s mischief, and it opens up Friday, July 9th, to be for Natasha Romanoff only. Loki will likely have its final episode a week after Black Widow’s initial release, but it’s heartening to know that she’ll have a weekend at the box office for herself.
This news comes hours after Marvel shared a new look at the series at ESPN and Marvel’s Arena of Heroes event. The footage premiered there, and Marvel Studios later shared it on their official accounts. It’s mostly more of what we’ve already seen, but Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson look like they’re having the times of their lives. Check it out below!
We have some Ironheart news! If you need a reminder: Ironheart stars Dominique Thorne as genius inventor Riri Williams who creates the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man himself, Tony Stark.
Now we know that Chinaka Hodge is the series’ head writer, as exclusively reported by Variety. Hodge was a writer on Apple TV+’s Amazing Stories and TNT’s Snowpiercer. In a report about this news, The Hollywood Reporter shared that “the writers room is slated to open in May.” That same report also states that Ironheart will be a six-episode series. This news has yet to be confirmed by Hodge or Marvel Studios.
If we go off of Marvel’s pattern with these shows so far, this could mean that Ironheart’s episodes will be closer to 50 minutes like TFATWS, rather than 30 minutes like WandaVision. Regardless, things are happening, and we can’t wait to see what news we get next!