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 monthly 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.
WandaVision fans, how does it feel to never lose? The much-beloved limited series collected 23 Emmy nominations. You can check out the full list of noms right here. Some of the nominations include Elizabeth Olsen for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited or Anthology Series Or Movie, Paul Bettany for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie, and Kathryn Hahn for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie. Then, the entire series was recognized by being nominated for Outstanding Limited Or Anthology Series.
The series’ nominations mark Marvel’s first time being nominated for Emmys. To make the matter even more celebratory, WandaVision joins Watchmen and The Boys as the only superhero TV shows to earn series nominations. That’s a small list, but hopefully, it’ll only continue to grow in the coming years. Superhero shows are telling intimate and groundbreaking stories that should be recognized by mainstream award ceremonies.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier scored FIVE Emmy nominations. The show itself was nominated for Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour), Oustanding Special Visual Effects In A Season Or A Movie, Outstanding Stunt Coordination, and Outstanding Stunt Performance. Then, Don Cheadle was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series by reprising his role as Colonel James Rhodes. His appearance was in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Season 1 Episode 1, “New World Order.”
Though I am disappointed to see Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan completely iced out of their categories, Sam as Captain America did get some pretty amazing recognition elsewhere. Anthony Mackie attended the opening of Avengers Campus at Disney World in California to introduce the new Captain America. It’s exciting to know that fans will be able to see Sam carrying the shield around the park. The park wouldn’t be complete without him!
Season 1 of Loki is over there, but that doesn’t mean the fun and chaos goes on hiatus with it. We can say “hiatus” because we now know that Tom Hiddleston will return to the small screen since Loki has been renewed for a Season 2.
The entire cast and crew won’t be back for Loki’s next trip. Deadline exclusively reported that Kate Herron, direction and executive producer of the first season, will not return for Season 2. This is such a shame because we are such fans of Herron’s work on the show, but we couldn’t be happier for her and whatever comes next for her.
Until the show returns, there are plenty of things you can still watch to sit in the joy of Loki a little while longer. There are LEGENDS episodes dedicated to both the titular character and his beloved Tesseract. Plus, you can stream ASSEMBLED: The Making of Loki on Disney+ now! If you’re looking for even more Loki greatness, there’s even a The Simpsons short where Tom Hiddleston voices the now-infamous character within the world of that animated series. That is streaming on Disney+ as well.
There are a few plus sides to Season 1 coming to a close. There’s all the merchandise you could possibly dream of buying through Marvel Must Haves. There are also all the secrets and tricks that couldn’t come out while the season was airing at the risk of spoiling anything.
For example, Kate Herron spilled a very fun secret when interviewed on Views from the 616. The camera lingers on Thorg for just a little bit during Loki Season 1 Episode 5, “Journey Into Mystery.” According to Herron, Chris Hemsworth actually recorded some lines for the frog version of Thor that never made the final cut. Marvel Studios eventually released the Zemo Cut of Baron Zemo dancing it out during TFATWS. Who’s to say we won’t get the Thorg Cut?
Maybe my favorite behind-the-scenes detail is Sylvie’s suit. Sophia Di Martino shared a photo of her suit on Instagram that instantly had fans flooding her comments with compliments to both her and Loki‘s costume team. The photo shows how the two breast panels on her suit can easily be removed to allow her to breastfeed her newborn child. This is one more step in the right direction to let women’s super suits be as practical as possible for both the actor and the character. I am so here for that progress!
If you’ve been paying any sort of attention to Marvel news, you know that What If…? is the next show to premiere on the streaming platform. We already have a trailer and premiere date, and the good news doesn’t stop there.
You can get a behind-the-scenes look at what the recording process was like for Sebastian Stan as he voiced an animated version of Bucky Barnes on Stan’s Instagram. Then, you can start your collection of What If…? merchandise now with Funko Pops inspired by the show.
There are also some updates on the cast of the show. Andy Serkis, who played Ulysses Klaue in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Black Panther, teased his return to the MCU via this series on his Instagram.
And if you need a reminder, here is the official description for Marvel Studios first animated series:
“What If…?” flips the script on the MCU, reimagining famous events from the films in unexpected ways. Marvel Studios’ first animated series focuses on different heroes from the MCU, featuring a voice cast that includes a host of stars who reprise their roles. Directed by Bryan Andrews with AC Bradley as head writer, “What If…?” launches exclusively on Disney+ on August 11, 2021.
Check out the first photos from What If…? below:
Ms. Marvel & Hawkeye
Marvel’s Victoria Alonso caught up with Marc Malkin, Variety Senior Editor of Culture and Events, at this year’s NALIP Media Summit. Alonso is executive VP of film production at Marvel Studios. Alonso confirmed that both Ms. Marvel and Hawkeye are still set to premiere on the streaming service before the end of the year.
This news was always assumed, but it is nice to have Alonso confirm it yet again. With everything being so up in the air the last year or so, it’s reassuring to know that those series are still on track.
She-Hulk is still a ways away, but the casting news continues to roll in. First, Variety initially reported that The Good Place‘s Jameela Jamil would join the series. Jamil later confirmed the news on Twitter. Obviously, there isn’t much to know about Jamil’s character at this point, and the same can be said about the next confirmed cast member.
Deadline exclusively reported that Arrow‘s Josh Segarra will join She-Hulk as well. It’s tempting to believe Segarra will once again be the villain. His stint as Adrian Chase/Prometheus was one of the best arcs on Arrow. However, fans of Segarra will know that he’s no stranger to comedies, too.
It is known that She-Hulk is a legal comedy, so it’d be somehow even more fun if Jamil played the villain. Marvel Studios is all about the female villains at the moment with characters like Agatha Harkness and Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine. We’ll have to wait and find out.
There are some fun tidbits that aren’t necessarily news but definitely things Marvel fans will want to check out. First, you can watch Variety’s Virtual TV Fest Marvel Superpanel here. That panel includes Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, and Tom Hiddleston. You won’t’ want to miss seeing all of them together (albeit virtually).
Then, I suggest you check out Hyundai’s new commercials that feature Olsen, Hiddleston, and Mackie in character, promoting cars. It’s silly and weird but that’s also what makes it kinda wonderful.