The price of a Disney+ subscription is quite reasonable, but for many, this list includes exclusive Marvel TV series. From the wonderful genius of Loki to the varied corners of the Marvel Multiverse seen so far on the animated anthology series What If?, Marvel Studios has managed to keep fans as interested in what happens on the small screen as they tend to do with any upcoming Marvel movies on the big screen.
I Am Groot (August 10, 2022)
Groot, a beloved Marvel hero, is getting what is expected to be the cutest MCU-related show to launch on Disney+ yet. The series of short films has been appropriately titled I Am Groot.
The announcement of the spin-off came in response to the release of the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special on Disney+ on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. Vin Diesel will reprise his role as lead actor alongside (according to Variety) Bradley Cooper as his good buddy, Rocket Raccoon.
She-Hulk: Attorney At Law (August 17, 2022)
More casual users may be surprised by the fact that Bruce Banner has a cousin who is just as green as he is. No one seemed more excited about the announcement of her solo TV series than the Marvel family's Hulk himself, Mark Ruffalo, who welcomed She-Hulk to the Marvel family on social media.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is the first live-action adaptation of Jennifer Walters, who begins her life as a muscle-bound, green-skinned lawyer/vigilante after a blood transfusion from her radioactive cousin. After a lengthy debate about her casting in 2020, Emmy-winning actress Tatiana Maslany was finally confirmed as the series' lead, along with word of her returning as Abomination.
Untitled Halloween Special (2022)
We have yet to see a genuine horror film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe unless we count Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness or the upcoming Mahershala Ali-led Blade reboot. In 2022, Disney+ will premiere an original Halloween special that might well be the franchise's strangest installment yet.
Jack Russell (formerly Werewolf By Night), one of Marvel Comics' most famous monsters, may be introduced in this Halloween special, which will feature Oscar-winning composer Michael Giaccchino.
Holiday Special from The Guardians Of The Galaxy (December 2022)
CBS broadcast a holiday special from the hit film in November 1978, hot off the success of the 1977 Star Wars film (before it was renamed A New Hope). We all wish that Disney+'s next, festive Guardians of the Galaxy spin-off does not fall prey to a similar fate of infamy.
The fact that James Gunn is writing and directing The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, as well as the original cast members Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, and Sean Gunn will reprise their roles, gives us a good sense of the story. The soundtrack for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be released in December 2022.
Secret Invasion (Spring 2023)
Fans were anticipating Disney+'s first Marvel-based series, WandaVision, especially for how it might fit into future Marvel franchises. A mid-credits sequence in the season finale appears to have paved the path for Secret Invasion, an upcoming Disney+ show named after the 2008 comic book crossover event that revealed several superheroes were actually Skrulls in disguise.
Kyle Bradstreet, an Emmy-nominated former Mr. Robot writer, directed the show, and Samuel L. Jackson will play Nick Fury in the next episode, following the announcement during San Diego Comic-Con. The previous untitled series, led by Jackson's former S.H.I.E.L.D. director, had been speculated that this will be the Marvel Cinematic Universe's official adaptation of the popular comic.
Loki, Season 2 (Summer 2023)
If you haven't seen Loki Season 1, please BE A CAUTION OF SPOILER WARNING.
After much speculation, the shocking cliffhanger in the Loki Season 1 finale (starring Lovecraft Country's Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror) suggests that the MCU timeline might be in for some serious madness.
We can most likely infer that Tom Hiddleston will reprise his role as the titular God of Mischief, and we hope to see more of Owen Wilson as Mobius M. Mobius, as Loki's female interdimensional counterpart, Sylvie, except for the unspecified summer 2023 release date, which was confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con in 2022.
Echo (Summer 2023)
Maya Lopez, a deaf person of Native American ancestry, was introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe just months before the Jeremy Renner-led series even premiered, according to Variety that a Disney+ spin-off was already in the works.
The series will reboot in the summer of 2023, as confirmed during San Diego Comic-Con in 2022. Better Call Saul writer Marion Dayre was appointed head writer in November 2021.
Ironheart (Fall 2023)
Riri Williams took over as Ironheart from Tony Stark in a series named after the young armored vigilante, which fans have been anticipating live-action treatment of.
Dominique Thorne, who played the titular, teenage genius in the Academy Award-winning film If Beale Street Could Talk, made her screen debut in the film Judas and the Black Messiah in February 2021, according to ScreenRant. Ironheart will launch on Disney+ in the fall of 2023.
X-Men 97 (2023)
Some of the most popular Disney+ animated TV series will not be MCU-canon, believe it or not. One series is rather a continuation of one of the most famous animated Marvel TV series of all time, the X-Men.
Beau DeMayo, the writer of The Witcher, is executive producing X-Men 97, which will presumably pick up from where the original series left off when it was canceled in the titular year. The revival, which will debut in 2023, will also be the first official X-Men project funded by Marvel Studios.
Agatha: Coven Of Chaos (Winter 2023)
With her performance as Agnes' nosy neighbor, Kathryn Hahn became the undeniable scene-stealer of the WandaVision cast. Of course, a catchy theme song revealed that she was actually a Salem Witch Trials sorceress named Agatha Harkness.
The WandaVision villain appears to have left the stage unreported. Agatha: Coven of Chaos (originally Agatha: House of Harkness before the new title was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con in June 2022) Hahn will reprise her role in the spin-off, which (according to BamSmackPow.com) will launch on Disney+ sometime in the winter of 2023.
Daredevil: Born Again (Spring 2024)
Fans were disappointed when Netflix's Daredevil and its other interconnected Marvel series were cancelled too soon, but were happy to see its canonical links to the Marvel Cinematic Universe confirmed when Vincent DOnofrios Wilson Fisk appeared on Hawkeye and Charlie Cox appeared in Spider-Man: No Way Home in 2021. Cox later claimed that he would be involved the next time the blind lawyer/vigilante appeared in his own project.
Duredevil: Born Again, a 2022 San Diego Comic-Con event, will be presented as a new Disney+ original series that will star DOnofrio as The Kingpin, currently scheduled to premiere in 2024.
Marvel Zombies (2024)
Disney+ has also covered this issue. A whole series based on the concept is in the works, according to Variety in 2024.
Bryan Andrews, the director of that action-packed, horror-centric What If? episode, will return to direct the new Marvel Zombies series as announced during Disney+ Day in 2021. He will also executive produce alongside Zeb Wells of Robot Chicken and SuperMansion fame.
What If?, Season 2 And Season 3 (TBA)
A streaming platform that does not have its own anthology series seems to be nearly complete these days. Disney+ followed that trend in August 2021 with the animated series What If?, which reimagines key moments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by putting key characters (many of whom are voiced by their original actors) on a completely different path.
What If? Season 2 was confirmed and showrunner Brad Winderbaum said it might happen in 2022. It was during that years San Diego Comic-Con when Marvel Studios confirmed a third season was in the works.
Armor Wars (TBA)
"Armor Wars" is yet another well-known Marvel Comics story that will be made available on Disney+ someday in the future. Tony Stark is tasked with reclaiming his Iron Man technology after it was lost in the wrong hands.
Given the events of Avengers: Endgame, Robert Downey Jr. will not be able to reprise his role in this other Iron Man spin-off series. Thus, Armor Wars will be reimagined with James "Rhodey" Rhodes, otherwise known as War Machine, as the central character with Don Cheadle returning to the role.
Untitled Black Panther Spin-Off Series (TBA)
BET released an animated miniseries based on the Black Panther comic books that had no canonical connection to the MCU (other than the coincidence of Djimon Hounsou as T'Challa). However, Ryan Coogler, the director of the 2018 Oscar-winning smash film, is about to translate his interpretation of Wakanda to the small screen.
Coogler is developing a television series set in the kingdom of Wakanda for Disney+, as well as writing and directing his feature-length sequel to Black Panther, which is scheduled for 2022. No further information on the upcoming spin-off series (including the general plot, release, or title) is currently available.
Spider-Man: Freshman Year (TBA)
Disney+ has everything you need to know about Peter Parker's superhero origins. It's also possible to make an animated series following Tom Hollands' version when he first gained his powers.
The British actor (who was also replaced as Peter Parker by Hudson Thames on What If?) isn't expected to reprise his best-known role on Spider-Man: Freshman Year (which will be led by Jeff Trammel ), nor is there any word on when it will be released. However, we do know that many other famous characters will appear on the series, including Daredevil, as voiced by Charlie Cox, according to Variety.
Wonder Man (TBA)
Destin Daniel Cretton signed a contract to develop a Marvel-based series for Disney+ in late 2021, according to Deadline. The series will follow Wonder Man, a highly powerful character who was originally introduced in 1964 as a villain before his heroic reinvention in the late 1970s.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the award-winning filmmaker is developing a standalone series with Community and Brooklyn Nine-Nine writer Andrew Guest, who will direct the writing staff for Wonder Man. Another Disney+ original series is in the works, American Born Chinese, which Deadline claims is also based on a graphic novel but with no connection to Marvel.
With these TV series, Disney+ has witnessed a refreshing turning point for Marvel, from stories involving familiar characters we've been waiting for years to stories involving lesser known characters we've never seen.