Disney+ Marvel Series Will Change the MCU and Its Characters in a Major Way
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, still doing the promotional rounds for “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” has been talking up the various Marvel shows that are set to serve as one of the cornerstones of the Disney+ streaming service.
Until now both Feige and the studio have been relatively quiet about the shows, saying nothing much beyond the intended titles and offering a rough idea of when “Falcon and Winter Soldier,” “Loki,” “WandaVision” and a potential “Hawkeye” series will air.
Now though, Feige tells Mashable that the plan with the shows are to “further expand and link together the MCU between different media, films and streaming. That has never been done before.” While “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” was connected to the films, the events of the show never impacted the movies – only the other way around.
Feige is adamant the new shows will change that up, so much so that they will have a big effect on the MCU movies: “(The shows will) do things shockingly and unexpectedly that change those characters in big ways, so the next appearance on the big screen will be informed by what they’ve gone through in Disney+ series.”
In other words, just following the films won’t be enough anymore – you have to follow the shows as well. It also suggests at least some of the various series will be set in the post-Endgame continuity after all as opposed to potentially being a prequel.
The first of the shows are expected to premiere sometime next year.