Thanks to the current situation in Hollywood, Marvel’s planned TV slate is undergoing some major shifts. Find out what is moving here!
Right now, Hollywood is undergoing a historic shutdown as both the Writers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild are on strike. This means no productions can go forward, and even films and TV shows already in the can are being affected. Also, actors are prevented from promoting their work, with some movies being shifted due to the lack of publicity.
This has studios scrambling to shift around dates with TV networks especially making sure they have content set just in case the strike extends further. Already, Marvel has announced shifts for the dates of several of their movies. Now, the TV shows are being affected too.
First, Season 2 of What If, the animated series showing alternate versions of the MCU, was set to debut earlier in 2023 but held back. It’s now set to air over the December holidays.
Next, Echo is no longer premiering on November 29. The series has Alaqua Cox reprising her role from Hawkeye as the deaf martial artist who’s hunting the Kingpin. The series is now planned to air in January 2024. More notably, the show will be the first MCU binge release on Disney+, with all its episodes dropping at once.
X-Men ‘97, a follow-up to the beloved 1990s X-Men animated series, was set to air this fall but now has been pushed to early 2024.
Finally, there’s Agatha, which has Kathryn Hahn reprising her WandaVision role of witch Agatha Harkness. Originally titled Agatha: House of Harkness, the title was changed to Coven of Chaos but now appears to have settled on Agatha: The Darkhold Diaries. The show did finish filming, but there was still some post-production work. It looks like Marvel has decided to air it, fittingly, around Halloween 2024.
Future MCU TV projects
The strikes are hitting some other notable MCU projects. Daredevil: Born Again would revive the Netflix series with Charlie Cox once more playing the Man Without Fear. There was also Wonder Man starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as the actor turned superhero. Both shows were filming when the strikes began, so they can’t continue for now.
Ironheart, featuring the character shown in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, had completed primary filming but needs actors to complete some post-production work, so it is likewise in limbo.
So far, Loki Season 2 is still set for its October 6 premiere on Disney+. However, just like the movies, the TV slate for the MCU is shifting as it turns out the strikes are a bigger threat to the future than Thanos could ever be.