With Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige unveiling the full lineup for Phase 5 — as well as his plans for Phase 6 — during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, it’s safe to say that the MCU is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
On the TV front, there’s a lot of content headed your way in the imminent future. To help keep track of the comic giant’s upcoming TV slate on Disney+, we’ve rounded up the latest information including premiere dates, casting news and filming updates. This list focuses on Marvel’s live-action offerings, so animated projects such as I Am Groot, Spider-Man: Freshman Year, X-Men ’97 and Marvel Zombies have been left off.
See below for intel on shows like the Hawkeye spinoff Echo and the crossover event series Secret Invasion.
Cobie Smulders, who will reprise her role as former Deputy Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Maria Hill in Secret Invasion, describes the show as a darker take. “We’re going to get deeper into the characters,” she said during Marvel’s panel at Comic-Con. “We’re going to see them in new ways, and it’s going to be an exciting thriller, and you’re never going to know who people are. Are they a Skrull? Are they a human? It’s going to be a bit of a guessing game.”
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WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Based on the 2008 Marvel comic of the same name, the crossover event series follows a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls who have been infiltrating all aspects of life on Earth for years.
CONFIRMED CAST: Samuel L. Jackson (as Nick Fury), Ben Mendelsohn (Talos, a shapeshifting Skrull), Cobie Smulders (former Deputy Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Maria Hill), Don Cheadle (James “Rhodey” Rhodes/War Machine), Martin Freeman (Everett K. Ross), Olivia Colman, Emilia Clarke, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Christopher McDonald, Carmen Ejogo and Killian Scott
PREMIERE DATE: Spring 2023
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: The series tells the origin story of Maya Lopez, aka “Echo” — who made her debut in Hawkeye — with her ruthless behavior in New York City catching up to the ex-Tracksuit Mafia leader in her hometown. Lopez must “face her past, reconnect with her Native American roots and embrace the meaning of family and community if she ever hopes to move forward.”
CONFIRMED CAST: Alaqua Cox (as Maya Lopez/Echo), Vincent D’Onofrio (Wilson Fisk/Kingpin), Chaske Spencer, Tantoo Cardinal, Devery Jacobs, Cody Lightning, Graham Greene and Zahn McClarnon
RUMORED CAST: Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones)
PREMIERE DATE: Summer 2023
Loki (Season 2)
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: The show will pick up after the events of the Season 1 finale, in which Sylvie sent the universe into chaos when she stabbed He Who Remains (Jonathan Majors) — guardian of the Sacred Timeline who created the TVA to protect it — in the heart.
Loki, meanwhile, was transported to the TVA headquarters in an alternate timeline in which he and Sylvie never teamed up. Even worse, a statue of Kang the Conqueror (a variant of He Who Remains) has replaced the Timekeepers’ likeness, signaling the arrival of a Multiversal War among He Who Remains’ more ruthless variants.
Expect Loki to “find himself in a battle for the soul of the Time Variance Authority,” it was said at D23.
CONFIRMED CAST: The entire Season 1 cast will be back including Tom Hiddleston (as Loki), Owen Wilson (Mobius), Sophia Di Martino (Sylvie), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Renslayer), Tara Strong as the voice of Miss Minutes. Plus, Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once) and Rafael Casal (Blindspotting) have been added for Season 2.
RUMORED CAST: Katie Dickie (Inside Man, Game of Thrones), possibly as a villain
PREMIERE DATE: Summer 2023; catch glimpses in the Disney+ sizzle reel above.
FILMING STATUS: Season 2 is actively in production, and filming began in June in London. (Season 1 was shot in Atlanta.)
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: The show centers on Riri Williams, a genius inventor who creates the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man.
In the comics, Riri is a teenage MIT student who reverse-engineers the Iron Man suit and catches Tony Stark’s attention. She becomes a hero in her own right, teaming up with Pepper Potts, Tony’s mother Amanda Armstrong, Sharon Carter and even Black Widow.
The character will make her MCU debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which hits theaters on Friday, Nov. 11. A recent trailer shows Riri greeting fellow teen genius Shuri.
CONFIRMED CAST: Dominique Thorne (as Riri Williams/Ironheart), This Is Us‘ Lyric Ross as Riri’s BFF, In the Heights‘ Anthony Ramos (as Parker Robbins aka The Hood), Solo‘s Alden Ehrenreich, Graceland‘s Manny Montana, and child actors Harper Anthony and Regan Aliyah
RUMORED CAST: GLOW‘s Shakira Barrera, Rashida Olayiwola, Bosch‘s Paul Calderón
PREMIERE DATE: Fall 2023
HOW MANY EPISODES: 6
Agatha: Coven of Chaos
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: The spinoff (fka Agatha: House of Harkness) will focus on the titular character, who showed up in WandaVision as Wanda and Vision’s nosy neighbor “Agnes” in Westview, N.J. A powerful witch from the 17th century, Agnes revealed her true identity as Agatha Harkness in the Emmy-winning original song “Agatha All Along.” In the series finale, she tried to absorb Wanda’s magic and lost, and was subsequently trapped indefinitely in Westview in her Agnes persona.
CONFIRMED CAST: Kathryn Hahn (as Agatha), Emma Caulfield Ford (as Dottie)
RUMORED CAST: Joe Locke (Heartstopper), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Ali Ahn (Raising Dion), Maria Dizzia (Orange Is the New Black), Patti Lupone and Sasheer Zamata (Home Economics)
SCOOP: It may be a bit musical!
PREMIERE DATE: Winter 2023
Daredevil: Born Again
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Written and executive-produced by writing duo Matt Corman and Chris Ord (Covert Affairs), the show will presumably find Matt Murdock — though not necessarily the exact same Matt Murdock — once again suiting up as Daredevil. Charlie Cox starred as the titular character in the Netflix series of the same name for three seasons (from 2015-2018). In the series finale, Matt struck a deal with nemesis Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin, to protect Fisk’s wife Vanessa while he was in prison, and the incarcerated crime boss in turn wouldn’t reveal Matt’s vigilante identity.
Cox also appeared as Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the Netflix crossover event series The Defenders, popped up in Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home. and had a mini arc in Disney+’s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. He is set to voice the character in the Disney+ animated series Spider-Man: Freshman Year.
CONFIRMED CAST: Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Vincent D’Onofrio (Wilson Fisk/Kingpin)
RUMORED CAST: Michael Gandolfini (The Many Saints of Newark), Margarita Levieva (Revenge, The Deuce), Sandrine Holt (American Gigolo, as a Vanessa Fisk “recast”)and Arty Froushan (Carnival Row)
PREMIERE DATE: Spring 2024
HOW MANY EPISODES: 18
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Based on the comic series of the same name, the show follows James Rhodes, aka War Machine, who must “face what happens when Tony Stark’s tech falls into the wrong hands.” It was also said at D23 that Rhodey fans will “see the character in a whole new light” and can look forward to all-new suits for the hero, featuring different types of armor.
CONFIRMED CAST: Don Cheadle (James Rhodes/War Machine)
RUMORED CAST: Walton Goggins (as Ant-Man and the Wasp villain Sonny Burch)
STATUS: After the show was noticeably absent from Marvel’s announcements during this summer’s Comic-Con, writer Yassir Lester assured on Instagram, “I promise it is still coming out.” Then at D23 in September, Disney confirmed it’s absolutely still on the calendar.
On Sept. 29, it was reported that the show is being redeveloped as a film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel execs realized the project worked better as a feature.
Untitled Wakanda Series
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: The show will be set in the futuristic Black kingdom of Wakanda and is part of Black Panther director Ryan Coogler’s overall deal with Walt Disney Company.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Danai Gurira will reprise her role as Dora Milaje general Okoye in an “origin spinoff series.” It’s not specified whether that will be the untitled Wakanda series or another project. What we do know is that Gurira will appear in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, due out in November.
RUMORED CAST: Danai Gurira (as Okoye)
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Destin Daniel Cretton (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) and writer-producer Andrew Guest (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Community) are developing a live-action series about the longtime Marvel character Wonder Man aka Simon Williams, with Guest serving as head writer. Filming reportedly could commence as early as 2023.
CONFIRMED CAST: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen) is confirmed to fill the title role (aka Simon Williams), and Ben Kingsley may reprise his MCU role of Trevor Slattery, Variety reported.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: The Marvel comedy follows Jennifer Walters (played by Tatiana Maslany), an attorney specializing in superhuman-oriented legal cases who is exposed to Bruce Banner’s blood following a car accident. Now she must “navigate the complicated life of a single, 30-something who also happens to be a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered hulk,” per the official synopsis.
CONFIRMED CAST: Tatiana Maslany (as Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk), Mark Ruffalo (Smart Hulk), Tim Roth (as Emil Blonsky/the Abomination), Benedict Wong (as Wong), Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Ginger Gonzaga (as Jennifer’s bestie Nikki Ramos), Renée Elise Goldsberry (as Mallory), Jameela Jamil (as Titania), Jon Bass and Josh Segarra
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HOW MANY EPISODES: 9; finale was released Oct. 13.