Marvel just made it rain sneak peeks and trailers, and MCU fans are ditching their umbrellas.
Fresh off the heels of Disney’s Investor Day, Marvel Studios, through its president Kevin Feige, is still at the center of attention of many MCU fans due to the slew of previews they just announced.
We haven’t had any material from them in a long time, so expect the Marvel Cinematic Universe to expand at a rapid rate in the next months. Let’s try and break down how Marvel is kicking off its Phase 4:
A second sneak peek at WandaVision
The second trailer to the upcoming Disney+ series, WandaVision, is even more mind-boggling than the first that came out last September.
The fact that it’s set in 1970s suburbia, that Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) has kids, and oh, that Vision (Paul Bettany) is magically alive all suggest a crazy theory: could Wanda be making all this trippy stuff up?
WandaVision premieres on Disney+ this January 2021.
The first trailer for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
The last time we heard from these two, Sam Wilson/the Falcon (Anthony Mackie) was inheriting Captain America’s shield, all while Bucky Barnes/the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) looked on.
Now, they’re set to take on enemies new and old — peep Captain America: Civil War villain Helmut Zemo (Daniel Bruhl) in that clip — who have grown complicit in Captain America’s absence.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier debuts on Disney+ in March 2021.
A first look at Loki
Another MCU character who’s getting a spinoff series is the villain-turned-ally, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), who again manages to cheat his death in Avenger: Infinity War by escaping to an alternate reality with the Tesseract in Avengers: Endgame.
Here, we’re given a glimpse of where Loki ends up — somewhere — and who he’s up against: the TVA, or Time Variance Authority, of which Owen Wilson‘s character seems to be a part of. To be honest, the preview’s a bit difficult to dissect, with all the action shots taking place in locations we haven’t yet seen. But knowing how the God of Mischief tends to end up in the most troublesome pictures, that only bodes well for the audience.
Loki lands on Disney+ in May 2021.
And that’s just the beginning. A lot of MCU hearsays have also been confirmed at the recent event: Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani) is getting her own Disney+ spinoff series and is set to join the cast of Captain Marvel 2
Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Captain Marvel’s Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) is also getting a spinoff series called Secret Invasion; Hailee Steinfeld has joined the cast of the Hawkeye spinoff series as Kate Bishop; Orange Is the New Black’s Tatiana Maslany is set to star in the upcoming She-Hulk comedy series; lastly, Christian Bale is slated to be the main villain of Thor 4 as Gorr the God Butcher. Whew!
That’s enough Marvel hype to make 2020 feel less sulky. All we have to do now is wait.