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The Super Bowl had many big reveals, and one of them was a first look at the upcoming Marvel mini-series on Disney+. Besides the spot, we now have synopses for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, WandaVision, and Loki.
THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER
Following the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience—in Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.” The all-new series is directed by Kari Skogland; Malcolm Spellman is the head writer. Debuts on Disney+ this fall.
Marvel Studios’ “WandaVision” blends the style of classic sitcoms with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany)—two super-powered beings living their ideal suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems. The new series is directed by Matt Shakman; Jac Schaeffer is head writer. Debuts on Disney+ this year.
In Marvel Studios’ “Loki,” the mercurial villain Loki (Tom Hiddleston) resumes his role as the God of Mischief in a new series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.” Kate Herron directs and Michael Waldron is head writer. Debuts on Disney+ next year—2021.
While the descriptions all do seem kind of vague, we get some kind of confirmation that WandaVision will deal with some kind of alternate reality that is a result of Wanda’s powers. With her usually just being able to move things with her mind, and give people ‘bad trips’, it’s kind of cool that Marvel would try to tap into her full potential.
As for Loki, we do only get one shot of him, but everyone already suspects the TVA on his shirt stands for the Time Variance Authority. We don’t know how big a part they will play in the show, but some suspect that Owen Wilson will be some kind of TVA higher-up. Hopefully Marvel clears things out in the next month, because everyone is surely excited.
This is also a small Easter Egg from the Falcon and The Winter Soldier bits, but the guys in the flying suits all look to be wearing classic HYDRA gear from the comics. It would be interesting to see a modern iteration with uniforms, counting the last time we saw HYDRA in special gear was in Captain America: The First Avenger.
The first show to release, The Falcon and The Winter Solider, hits Disney+ this coming fall.