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 everything 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.
There’s still WandaVision news coming out as the show heads into its Emmy campaign. Our fingers are crossed for some nominations and wins! There are plenty of roundtable discussions with the show’s cast and crew to watch, like the one with Variety. Plus, Rolling Stone recently published “The Oral History of WandaVision.” The piece, written by Brian Hiatt, is a must-read for any fan of the show.
On top of that, WandaVision Head Writer and Executive Producer Jac Schaeffer inked an overall three-year deal with Marvel Studios and 20th Television. Deadline reports, “This is the first deal of this kind, signaling closer collaboration between Marvel Studios and Disney’s TV studio units.” We are excited about this development and what it could mean for the future of the MCU. After WandaVision, we will confidently follow Schaeffer anywhere.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Just like WandaVision, Disney is running an Emmy campaign for TFATWS. That means we’re getting more extended discussions about this show, too. You can watch a Q&A for THR, led by Richard Newby, now. The line-up for that conversation includes Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Carl Lumbly and Wyatt Russell; director Kari Skogland; and head writer Malcolm Spellman.
Alright, buckle up for the chaos! Let’s start with the basics. Don’t miss all the latest featurettes and TV spots on Marvel Entertainment’s YouTube channel. While you’re there, open a new tab and catch up on all the epic videos Tom Hiddleston did for Loki‘s Entertainment Weekly cover.
Furthermore, EW caught up with director Kate Herron and head writer Michael Waldron to discuss Loki‘s pop culture influences. It’s a fun list that could make watching the show next week even more fun. If you want even more details, Vanity Fair‘s Joanna Robinson spoke with Michael Waldron about the show, the Doctor Strange sequel, and beyond.
That’s right; Loki premieres on Disney+ next Wednesday. We are less than a week out from that glorious day. That means you should probably stock up on all the merchandise you can while you wait. The Disney store already has some fantastic items available. In addition, there’s likely more merchandise right around the corner as a part of Marvel’s Must Haves.
If you’re looking for ways to catch up on all things the god of mischief before Wednesday, Disney+ has you covered. It’s dedicated a section to all of Hiddleston’s appearances in the MCU over the last decade. It’s called “Featuring Loki.” Head writer Michael Waldron recently live-tweeted The Avengers on Twitter, and it was delightful to follow along on that journey.
Plus, Tom Hiddleston is on the cover of another magazine. This one is likely far from the last over the next six weeks. This time, he graces the cover of Total Film Magazine. Finally, Marvel unveiled character posters for Loki. You can check those out below!
Hawkeye is a show that Marvel Studios still expects us to see before the end of the year. This updated bodes well for that. Bert & Bertie, who directed a portion of the show’s episodes (Rhys Thomas directed the other part), shared a photo on their Instagram that looks promising. Their Directors’ Cut is finished! It’s a safe bet that Hawkeye will be the final Disney+ show to air in 2021. With us already getting footage from Eternals, which is set to premiere in November, we could be getting a closer look at Hawkeye sooner than we think.
We can share that Oscar Isaac will be Marc Spector in the upcoming Disney+ series Moon Knight. Finally, Marvel Studios made it official. While we’ve always known this in our heart of hearts, confirmation is welcomed. Marvel could have pulled the rug out from under us at any point and announced someone else in the role. Then again, that would mean Marvel would have to stand in defiance to all of the clues that confirmed this casting before they did, like all the training videos Isaac’s production company shared on Instagram.
Oscar Isaac broke the news first on Instagram by posing in front of a board of art featuring Moon Knight from the comics. This photo was all the internet needed to explode with enthusiasm about the actor’s future in the MCU. It’s also proof that Isaac has been diving into the comics to learn even more about his character. We know this series is still far out in the MCU’s timeline. We will take all the scraps we can get in the meantime.
The casting announcements for Secret Invasion won’t stop! Don’t get us wrong; we are not complaining; we are excited. This time, Deadline reports that Christopher McDonald joins the cast in an undisclosed role. The report does offer speculation on McDonald’s part, but we should make it abundantly clear that Marvel Studios has not commented. Knowing that Marvel keeps its cards close to its chest, it could be a while before we know anything about the Secret Invasion characters.
Danai Gurira to Appear in Disney+ Series
This is a piece of news that lit the internet up in a whole lot of theories but mostly a whole lot of excitement and love. We, as do many others, love Danai Gurira as Okoye in the MCU. Moreover, it appears that we’ll be seeing a lot more of her in the near-ish future. In a recent report from The Hollywood Reporter about Hollywood’s top lawyers, there is a blurb that says Gurira will “not only reprise her role as Okoye in the upcoming Black Panther sequel but also in an origin spin-off series for Disney+.”
This series could be the previously announced series set in Wakanda that Ryan Coogler is developing. On the other hand, it could be something else entirely. Regardless, we are eager to see more of the Dora Milaje, especially after getting to know Florence Kasumba‘s Ayo on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. We wouldn’t be against a Dora Milaje spin-off, and we know we’re not alone in that.