Big things have been happening in the MCU — on screens large as well as small, by way of Disney+‘s ever-growing slate of live-action Marvel series.
Produced by feature filmmakers Marvel Studios — as opposed to the now-shuttered and once-removed “Marvel TV” arm that gave us Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, Runaways and the like — Disney+’s live-action WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, Hawkeye, Moon Knight and Ms. Marvel series have cast MCU vets (such as Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston and Jeremy Renner) as well as continued canonical storylines, while the animated What If…? anthology explored far-out scenarios that undoubtedly would be fun to see realized.
What’s more, the streaming series (as well as the movies) are even “resurrecting” some of the Marvel TV characters/actors that during their Netflix existences were very generously described as, well, “MCU-adjacent.”
Now, maybe you aren’t a “TV person,” or you have not had time to keep current on WandaVision, Ms. Marvel et al while also dipping your toe back into the movie-going experience. So if you need a “primer” on what exactly Disney+’s live-action Marvel series have accomplished thus far, here is a handy guide (complete with an even-handier MCU CHEAT SHEET at the bottom of each entry).