Happy Disney+ Day everyone! Now I know there’s been a TON of fun news dropped today (I mean who else is excited for Sneakerella, amiright? Anyone? Okay.) But amid all the dozens of announcements the streaming platform has made today, I think it’s safe to say the ones that were the most anticipated were the Marvel Studios announcements that were made.
We’re here to breakdown (and rank!) all of the new projects that are debuting on Disney+ “soon.” For the latest and greatest information, including release dates and updated keyart to previously announced, highly anticipated projects, make sure you visit our NOC Marvel Studios Tracker! Let’s get started shall we?
6. What If…? Season Two
This past Summer, What If…? happened. And what started out as a very promising series devolved into a mixed bag of… something. And as such, *sigh* What If…? Season Two is regrettably my least anticipated announcement for today. The Watcher is coming back. Let’s hope he brings a more consistent season of television with him.
5. Marvel Zombies
I would have been a lot more excited about this one if I enjoyed the What If…? episode it spawned from. Marvel Zombies has always been a favorite comic series of mine. But to be honest, it was just a very underwhelming episode for me, and seeing it stretched out to an entire series is a bit… much. We’ll see where it goes. It could be fun. Aspects of that episode were. But overall, let’s hope this is better.
4. Spider-Man: Freshman Year
No idea what this is about. It could be a lot of fun. I’m pretty skeptical they can get Tom Holland back to voice Peter for this one, since they weren’t able to for What If…? More than likely they’ll bring on Hudson Thames, the voice of Spider-Man from that series. But it’s a new idea, and I think there’s potential for fun to be had here. Let’s see!
3. X-Men ’97
They are bringing back X-Men: The Animated Series! During the Marvel Studios Disney+ Day Special Look, a sequel series to the ’92 classic cartoon show that redefined my childhood (all our childhoods, I’d imagine!) was teased, with a logo and a small glimpse at the classic character designs as we remember them from the original series (sans Jean now wearing her hair down instead like she did in the Jim Lee run). The original series ran from 1992-1997. So this will pick up where that one ended, hopefully with the same cast. I’m admittedly super excited for this, but don’t ruin my childhood!
I admittedly did not anticipate this one, and I couldn’t be more thrilled for it. Hawkeye will be introducing Echo to the MCU, and she’ll be played by Alaqua Cox. It’s going to be really great to have a series out there focused on a deaf superhero. Maya Lopez has always been a positive role model for those in the deaf community. And to be able to see more adventures for her, ones that are just hers, out there representing those with disabilities is an absolute step in the right direction. Echo is an amazing character, and I can’t wait to see this one!
1. Agatha: House of Harkness
Who’s been messing up everything? It’s been Agatha all along! We only got a glimpse into Agatha Harkness’ history in WandaVision, and yet, Kathryn Hahn, in her Emmy-nominated performance, stole the show out from everyone! To dive deeper into her history, as well as chaos magic and more information about the MCU-version of the Darkhold has so much sinister potential! And it sounds like an absolute gas! Will Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness tie into this somehow? We’ll see!
In addition to the above, the Marvel Studios Disney+ Day Special also teased brief glimpses into already announced upcoming projects, including our first footage of Moon Knight, She Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and Secret Invasion, as well as the promise of Ironheart, Armor Wars, and Loki Season 2.
We’ll be adding all of these, as well as updated logos, to the NOC Marvel Studios tracker. And as always, stick with The Nerds of Color for all the exciting future MCU coverage coming up! See you soon, nerds!