MCU Phase 4: Exciting Series Lineup

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MCU Phase 4 marks a new chapter with plenty of new characters, new filmmakers, and a few familiar faces returning in new ways. We’ve listed the confirmed series (on Disney+), that are releasing from 2021 to 2023.

Phase 4 Disney+ Series

WandaVision

WandaVision is an television miniseries created by Jac Schaeffer for the streaming service Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics characters Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch and Vision. Set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), it shares continuity with the films of the franchise, and takes place after the events of the film Avengers: Endgame (2019). WandaVision was produced by Marvel Studios, with Schaeffer serving as head writer and Matt Shakman directing.

Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprise their respective roles as Wanda Maximoff and Vision from the film series, while Debra Jo Rupp, Fred Melamed, Kathryn Hahn, Teyonah Parris, Kat Dennings, and Randall Park also star. By September 2018, Marvel Studios was developing a number of limited series for Disney+, centered on supporting characters from the MCU films such as Wanda and Vision, with Olsen and Bettany returning. Schaeffer was hired in January 2019, the series was officially announced that April, and Shakman joined in August.

The series is presented as an homage to past sitcoms, with Wanda and Vision living in a reality that takes them through different decades of television tropes. Filming began in Atlanta, Georgia in November 2019, before production halted in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Production resumed in Los Angeles in September 2020 and completed that November.

WandaVision premiered with its first two episodes on January 15, 2021, and will run for nine episodes until March 5. It is the first series in Phase Four of the MCU. The series was praised by critics for its homages to past sitcoms and the performances of Olsen and Bettany.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is an upcoming television miniseries created by Malcolm Spellman for the streaming service Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics characters Sam Wilson / Falcon and Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise. The events of the series take place after the film Avengers: Endgame (2019). The series was produced by Marvel Studios, with Spellman serving as head writer and Kari Skogland directing.

Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprise their respective roles as Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes from the film series. Daniel Brühl, Emily VanCamp, and Wyatt Russell also star. By September 2018, Marvel Studios was developing a number of limited series for Disney+, centered on supporting characters from the MCU films, with Spellman hired to write one on Falcon and Winter Soldier in October.

The series was officially confirmed in April 2019 along with Mackie and Stan’s involvement. Skogland was hired the next month. Filming began in October 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, before moving to the Czech Republic in early March 2020. Production was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, resuming in Atlanta in September 2020. Filming ended in the Czech Republic in October.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is scheduled to premiere on March 19, 2021, and will consist of six episodes. It will be part of Phase Four of the MCU.

Loki

Comics character of the same name. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise. The series takes place after the events of the film Avengers: Endgame (2019), in which an alternate version of Loki created a new timeline. Loki is produced by Marvel Studios, with Waldron serving as head writer and Kate Herron directing for the first season.

Tom Hiddleston reprises his role as Loki from the film series. Owen Wilson, Sophia Di Martino, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sasha Lane, and Wunmi Mosaku also star. By September 2018, Marvel Studios was developing a number of limited series for Disney+, centered on supporting characters from the MCU films.

One on Loki was confirmed in November 2018, along with Hiddleston’s involvement. Waldron was hired in February 2019, and Herron had joined by that August. Filming began in January 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia, but was halted in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Production resumed in September 2020.

Loki is scheduled to premiere in May 2021, and its first season will consist of six episodes. It will be part of Phase Four of the MCU. A second season is in development.

What If…

What If…? is an upcoming animated anthology series created by A.C. Bradley for the streaming service Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics series of the same name. It explores what would happen if major moments from the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) occurred differently. The series is produced by Marvel Studios, their first animated series since becoming their own production company. Bradley serves as head writer of the series, with Bryan Andrews directing.

Jeffrey Wright stars as the Watcher, who narrates the series. By September 2018, Marvel Studios was developing a number of series for Disney+, and one based on the What If…? comic was first reported in March 2019.

The series was officially announced a month later, with many characters in the series set to be voiced by the actors who portray them in the films. Marvel Studios’ head of visual development Ryan Meinerding helped define the series’ cel-shaded animation style, which was designed to reflect the films. Half of the first season’s animation is provided by Squeeze, with Stephan Franck serving as head of animation.

What If…?’s first season is expected to be released in mid-2021, and will consist of 10 episodes. It will be part of Phase Four of the MCU. A second 10-episode season is in development.

Hawkeye

Hawkeye is an upcoming American television miniseries created by Jonathan Igla for the streaming service Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise. The series takes place after the events of the film Avengers: Endgame (2019), and introduces new superhero Kate Bishop / Hawkeye. Hawkeye is produced by Marvel Studios, with Igla serving as head writer.

Jeremy Renner reprises his role as Clint Barton from the film series, with Hailee Steinfeld joining him as Kate Bishop. Vera Farmiga, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Zahn McClarnon, Brian d’Arcy James, and Alaqua Cox also star. By September 2018, Marvel Studios was developing a number of limited series for Disney+, centered on supporting characters from the MCU films.

Development of a Hawkeye series had begun by April 2019, with Renner attached. The series was officially announced that July, and Igla joined in September when Steinfeld was unofficially attached. Rhys Thomas and Bert & Bertie joined as directors in July 2020. Filming began in December in New York City, when Steinfeld and additional cast members were confirmed. Filming also took place in Atlanta, Georgia.

Hawkeye is scheduled to be released in late 2021 as part of Phase Four of the MCU.

Ms. Marvel

Ms. Marvel is an upcoming television series created by Bisha K. Ali for the streaming service Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics character Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise. The series is produced by Marvel Studios, with Ali serving as head writer.

Iman Vellani stars as Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel. Saagar Shaikh, Aramis Knight, and Matt Lintz also star. The series was announced with Ali’s involvement in August 2019. Vellani was cast in September 2020, with Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, and Meera Menon hired as the series’ directors. Filming began by November 2020, shooting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ms. Marvel is expected to be released in late 2021 as part of Phase Four of the MCU.

Moon Knight

At the 2019 D23 Expo, Marvel Studios announced that a series centered on Marc Spector / Moon Knight was in development, with Jeremy Slater hired as head writer that November. In October 2020, Oscar Isaac entered negotiations to portray the title role, and was confirmed to have been cast by January 2021.

Filming is expected to begin in March 2021 in Budapest, with Mohamed Diab and duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead directing episodes of the series.

Moon Knight is set to premiere in 2022, and will consist of six episodes.

She-Hulk

She-Hulk revolves around Bruce Banner‘s cousin, who gains superpowers after receiving a blood transfusion from him.

At the 2019 D23 Expo, Marvel Studios announced that a series centered on Jennifer Walters / She-Hulk was in development, with Jessica Gao hired as head writer that November. In September 2020, Tatiana Maslany was cast in the title role. Filming is expected to begin in March 2021, with Kat Coiro and Anu Valia directing episodes of the series. She-Hulk is set to premiere in 2022, and will consist of ten episodes.

Mark Ruffalo will reprise his role as Bruce Banner / Hulk from previous MCU films, while Tim Roth reprises his role as Emil Blonsky / Abomination from The Incredible Hulk (2008).

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

In December 2020, Marvel Studios announced The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, a new television special featuring the Guardians of the Galaxy to be written and directed by James Gunn, with the main cast returning.

It will be filmed during production of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is set to premiere in late 2022.

The special will take place in-between the events of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Secret Invasion

A sect of Skrulls have infiltrated all aspects of life on Earth.

By September 2020, Marvel Studios was developing a series centered on Nick Fury, with Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role and Kyle Bradstreet serving as head writer.

That December, Marvel Studios revealed the series to be Secret Invasion, and confirmed Jackson, with Ben Mendelsohn co-starring as Talos. It will consist of six episodes.

Ironheart

In December 2020, Marvel Studios announced Ironheart, with Dominique Thorne starring as Riri Williams / Ironheart.

Armor Wars

James Rhodes must confront one of Tony Stark‘s greatest fears when Stark’s tech falls into the wrong hands.

In December 2020, Marvel Studios announced Armor Wars, with Don Cheadle reprising his role as James Rhodes / War Machine.

References

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Release Details

WandaVision Release Details

Loki Release Details

What If Release Details

Hawkeye Release Details

Ms. Marvel Release Details

Phase 4 Television Series Release Details