It may have been Disney+ Day, but for Marvel fans, it was like Christmas had come early.
The studio gave us our first official looks at several of their upcoming series, including Moon Knight and She-Hulk, via a special on the streaming service.
It was a mammoth presentation confirming that some of the most tantalising projects in the future of the MCU will be on the small screen.
Here’s our show-by-show rundown.
First Moon Knight Footage
The first glimpse at Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector was unveiled – and if we’re not mistaken, that’s a rather unusual accent (which some have said to be northern?!?).
In the comics, the character has a dissociative identity disorder, believing he’s the Egyptian god Khonshu. He walks past a statue here, speaks about how he “can’t tell the difference between waking life and dreams”, and is told by an off-screen voice (most likely Ethan Hawke’s mysterious villain) that these voices in his head devour him.
Next thing we know, he’s in full costume and punching a victim. We can’t tell if this is going to be the grittiest or the craziest MCU outing yet, but one thing’s for sure – we can’t wait.
The show will air in 2022.
First Look At She-Hulk
Tatiana Maslany plays Bruce Banner’s cousin Jennifer Walters in this upcoming MCU series, who finds herself inheriting his powers after a blood transfusion.
But there’s a twist – she can still control her personality and intelligence when she Hulks out.
We get a first look at the design of She-Hulk, with a white and purple costume covering the green skin, as well as a fun extended cameo from Mark Ruffalo.
This is also set to premiere in 2022.
Ms. Marvel Makes Her Debut
The other big 2022 series that we were offered a look at was Ms. Marvel. Kamala Khan is the studio’s first Muslim hero, who idolises Captain Marvel.
In the trailer, this is shown in a quick cut from her praying at a mosque in her hometown of New Jersey, to standing in front of the mirror in cosplay.
Iman Vellani plays the lead role. It will be hitting the streaming service in summer 2022.
First Image From Secret Invasion
Samuel L. Jackson will be back as Nick Fury in this series, with Ben Mendelsohn also back as Skrull Talos, his scene stealing role from Captain Marvel.
The pair will be investigating a faction of the shape-shifting Skrulls who have been infiltrating Earth for years. Marvel does Invasion Of The Body Snatchers? We’re into it.
Agatha Harkness Is back!
We know very little about the return of WandaVisio’sn breakout character, but her spin-off series finally has a name.
Kathryn Hahn will be returning in Agatha: House Of Harkness, with WandaVision’s Jac Schaefer returning as head writer.
X-Men: The Animated Series Sequel
The most unexpected news of Disney+ Day was the announcement of a sequel series to the animated X-Men show, premiering more than 25 years after the original series ended.
X-Men ’97 will pick up where X-Men: The Animated Series ended in 1997, with the team responding to Charles Xavier who has been taken from Earth to the Shi’ar empire after getting shot, with no hope of survival on Earth.
Several cast members from the original series will be returning, while writers Eric and Julia Lewald, and director Larry Houston, who helped create that series will be consulting this time around.
Spider-Man Animated Series
The mutants weren’t the only Marvel characters to be returning in cartoon form, with a brand new Spider-Man animated series announced.
Spider-Man: Freshman Year will take Peter Parker back to his comic book roots, following his journey to becoming the hero. The series will be written by Jeff Trammel and yes, it is MCU canon.
Groot Animated Series
In addition to the previously announced Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special, it has been revealed a certain beloved guardian is getting his own series in I Am Groot.
The show is billed as a collection of “original shorts, exploring Baby Groot’s glory days growing up, and getting intro trouble, among the stars”.
What If…? Season Two Announcement
It’s long been rumoured to return, but we have now had official confirmation that the MCU’s first animated series would be returning for another season.
What If…? premiered to rapturous acclaim on Disney+ earlier this year, and it seems like the second season is now entering production.
It’s early days yet though with no set release date, so this could be a 2023 premiere.
Of the animated projects announced, the least is known about Marvel Zombies. Based on the official synopsis, the show “re-imagines the Marvel universe as a new generation of heroes battle against an ever-spreading zombie scourge.”
No release date is currently set.
First Logo For Echo
As for everything else in the line-up, all we got was new artwork. Top of the list was Echo, a spin-off from Marvel’s upcoming Hawkeye series.
Alaqua Cox will be reprising her role as Maya Lopez, who you will be introduced to in a few weeks’ time.
We also got the new logo for Ironheart, a show that could introduce us to the MCU’s heir to Tony Stark.
Dominique Thorne will star as Riri Williams, who creates the most powerful suit of armour since Iron Man.