San Diego Comic Con revealed a lot of what Marvel Studios is planning for Disney+; The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, and Hawkeye are all really awesome parts of Phase 4, but obviously Marvel isn’t stopping there. They have all of Phase 5 planned out and that’s going to include more event series on Disney+.
I’ve learned that Marvel has something big in active development for Disney+ that will be revealed soon. I don’t know how “soon” (such as if it’ll be at D23 Expo or not), but it’s coming and there are a couple of possibilities of what it could be.
- We know Marvel Studios (not ABC or Marvel Television) is planning to use Ms. Marvel, as Kevin Feige explained in an interview he did in the Middle-East prior to the release of Captain Marvel: “Ms. Marvel, which is another character in the comic books, the Muslim hero who is inspired by Captain Marvel is definitely sort of in the works. We have plans for that once we’ve introduced Captain Marvel to the world.” And as the previous Disney+ reveals have proven, a character appearing in a Disney+ show in no way prevents them from being in a movie in the future, in fact it probably helps to build up a character that way and will help a movie do even better.
- Last year when I learned about The Eternals and the plans for a solo Hawkeye project, I was also told there were plans for the Hulk beyond Avengers 4, but those were much further out than either Eternals or Hawkeye. It’s possible those Hulk plans involve a Disney+ event series due to the issues surrounding a solo Hulk movie.
Or, it could be something completely unexpected. There are a lot of characters on the table that could end up on Disney+ from the old rumored Rocket & Groot series, Moon Knight, Nova, the Power Pack; or even some of the Mutants like X-Factor Investigations or doing Wolverine’s origin correctly in a Weapon X event series. Those last two are just speculation, but Marvel has thousands more characters they can play with following the Fox purchase, so don’t be shocked if Mutants show up in an event series in the future.
Whatever it ends up being, Marvel Studios is serious about Disney+ and what it allows them to do with these limited series as part of a Phase. Following the Star Wars Obi-Wan news yesterday, and the upcoming Marvel announcement; I’m pretty sure you’re going to be subscribing to Disney+.