Fans have been actively anticipating the launch of Marvel’s Disney+ slate, which includes an array of original programming. Now it seems like Disney+ may be locking down four shows for a 2021 release window. The excitement is stemming from Hasbro’s official presentation at the 2020 New York Toy Fair.
Before diving into what Hasbro’s Marvel slate graphic may suggest, it is important to note one thing. WandaVision was initially supposed to premiere in 2021 before getting moved up a year to 2020. A development that had led some to speculate (and hope) that other Disney+ shows from Marvel may do the same. So far, that does not seem to be the case.
Hasbro’s Marvel slate shows Loki, What If…?, Ms. Marvel, and Hawkeye all premiering in 2021. Yes, an entire year from now. But that's OK, 'cause in at least one case we weren't sure when we'd see anything. There had been rumors that the Jeremey Renner starrer, Hawkeye, could get delayed indefinitely, per Screen Rant. The series was slated for a fall 2021 release, and that could theoretically still happen based on this graphic. Check it out below:
The graphic seems to confirm that Loki, which recently cast Tom Hiddleston’s co-star in Owen Wilson, is on track for 2021. Based on this, Loki may be followed in 2021 by What If…?, an animated show that will reportedly herald Robert Downey Jr.’s return as Iron Man for the Disney+ series. You can also add Ms. Marvel to the exciting slate reportedly arriving next year, and then also Hawkeye. If that pans out, four Disney+ shows in one year would be a major upgrade from just two in 2020. (Loki and WandaVision were also said to be tied to the Doctor Strange sequel, but that movie is going through a lot of changes right now.)
Ms. Marvel is one of the newest Disney+ Marvel characters. If you were hoping to see her in action sooner than 2021, the graphic provides a bit of a disappointment, although anything sooner than that would require casting and filming pretty much right now. Missing from the Hasbro slide is any word on Moon Knight or She-Hulk. Several fans have pitched The Haunting of Hill House’s Oliver Jackson-Cohen for the title role of Moon Knight.
On that note, Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe has debunked rumors surrounding himself starring in the series. Meanwhile, Marvel/Disney+'s search is still on for the actress who will star in She-Hulk. Mark Ruffalo has shared his pick in Tessa Thompson. Both Marvel shows have time to find their leads before they make their Disney+ debut. Neither are mentioned as targeting a 2021 release in the Hasbro graphic.
As for 2020, fans have their share of Marvel shows to look forward to! The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is set to debut this August on Disney+. WandaVision will not make its premiere until much later in the year. It is currently set to arrive in December 2020, just in time for the holidays.
Loki was included in the Super Bowl commercial that featured 2020 releases The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision. However, it apparently does not mean a 2020 release date is in store for it too. If this Hasbro graphic turns out to be legitimate confirmation, Loki will indeed be debuting later.