Disney+ Releases Marvel Trailer Featuring Falcon & Winter Soldier, WandaVision & Loki
Last night was the Superbowl in the US, and Superbowl means trailers! The most notable one came from Disney+ as they released a Marvel trailer giving us our first good look at upcoming series ‘The Falcon And The Winter Soldier‘, ‘WandaVision‘, and ‘Loki‘.
Set after the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame’, ‘The Falcon And The Winter Soldier’ sees 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…
Along with Sam and Bucky, the series will see Emily VanCamp reprise her role as Sharon Carter, former SHIELD agent (and niece of Peggy Carter), who has been on the run since Civil War. Also returning is Daniel Brühl as Baron Helmut Zemo, the Sokovian terrorist who was pretty much responsible for the events Civil War.
New cast includes Wyatt Russell as John Walker, who (in the comic books) takes over the role of Captain America, but with a more militaristic stance, and without the warm fuzziness of Steve Rogers. Adepero Oduye, Desmond Chiam, Miki Ishikawa and Noah Mills have also been cast in undisclosed roles.
Kari Skogland directs the new series with Malcolm Spellman as head writer.
‘WandaVision’ is probably the strangest new addition to the MCU. The series 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.
Whilst we don’t know the exact plot of the series, we do know it is set after the events of the Infinity Saga… which is odd, given the, erm, “state”… in which Vision was left at the end. The series seems to be a way of unleashing Wanda’s full potential, which was dramatically underused on the big screen. In the comics, Scarlet Witch is much more powerful than we’ve seen so far in the MCU, with the ability to bend reality to her will. It looks like this series will explore that side of her, so it would seem we’re in for something very strange and different!
Alongside Wanda and Vision, the series sees Kat Dennings reprise her role as Darcy Lewis from the Thor movies, and Randall Park reprise his role as FBI agent Jimmy Woo, last seen in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’. In addition, Teyonah Parris (‘Mad Men’) takes the role of the grown-up Monica Rambeau, daughter of Carol Danvers’ best friend, Maria Rambeau, who we last saw as a child in ‘Captain Marvel’.
The new series is directed by Matt Shakman with Jac Schaeffer as head writer.
‘Loki’ sees Tom Hiddleston resumes his role as the God of Mischief in a new series that takes place after the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame’. If you’re thinking “didn’t Loki die?”, well yes… and no… Whilst the Loki we had been watching in the Thor movies died, during the timey-wimey stuff in Endgame, 2012 Loki managed to steal the Tesseract creating an alternate timeline. This is full-on God of Mischief Loki as we see where he went with the Tesseract.
Additional cast includes Sophia Di Martino in an undisclosed role (although it is believed it could be the female version of Loki), and Owen Wilson as an unspecified, but “prominent character”.
Kate Herron directs the series with Michael Waldron as head writer.
Disney+ launches in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland on Tuesday, 24th March 2020, and will cost £5.99/€6.99 monthly or £59.99/€69.99 annually. Additional Western Europe markets, including Belgium, the Nordics, and Portugal, will follow in summer 2020.
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