Marvel’s Disney+ series have been hit and miss over the last few years, and occasionally in a frustrating way for fans. The divisive Moon Knight and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier were notably hits for the streamer, while acclaimed shows like WandaVision, Hawkeye, and Ms. Marvel didn’t perform as well.
The future of MCU TV on Disney+ remains in flux, with a rethink reportedly underway at Marvel Studios after a glut of franchise content helped support the initial launch of the service. December will bring a second season of Marvel’s animated series What If…?, while January will see the first “binge” drop of an MCU show in the Alaqua Cox-led Echo. After that, it’s assumed that other animated shows like X-Men 97 will follow, and a spinoff series for Agatha Harkness is eyeing a fall release.
Meanwhile, Marvel has delayed the release of its solo Riri Williams show, Ironheart, which will now bow in 2025, and they have scrapped a big chunk of the work they had already done on the highly anticipated Daredevil: Born Again, bringing in new showrunner Dario Scardapane (The Punisher), along with Loki directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, to help reimagine the show.
Movies-wise, only Deadpool 3 remains on the calendar for 2024 in terms of non-Sony Marvel projects, and it’s been a long time – 11 years in fact – since Marvel Studios sat behind one theatrical release in a year. Only time will tell if the upcoming slowdown of shows and movies will make more hearts grow fonder towards the once-unbeatable franchise.