Tom Hiddleston’s Loki is likely the most popular villain in all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So a Loki series–coming soon to pay streaming provider Disney+, makes a lot of sense. But why haven’t we seen more of what it will be about? A new trailer Disney released this weekend gives a glimpse at the next three TV series for Marvel after winding down all its popular series at Netflix. This one features WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki. Each series is slated to have six episodes, so basically audiences will get three feature-length movies released in six parts, to maximize Disney streaming revenues.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, to star Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, gets some more screen time in this trailer than Loki, but not much. An odd team-up, it will be interesting to see if Disney can make this into something other than a bridge between the different phases of the Marvel movies.
Although we love seeing co-star Elizabeth Olsen in her traditional Scarlet Witch comic book outfit (above), we must ask: what audience is WandaVision aimed at? This first real look at the show, still only a peek, makes it appear like a cross between I Dream of Jeanie and Bewitched. The character Vision (played by Paul Bettany) died in the movies. Black Widow died, too, and she’s getting a full-length film, but it’s already been explained hers an early story and she’s a major character (so it’s about time). But Wanda and Vision in a sitcom?
Take a look at this preview for all three shows and see what you think:
Disney still hasn’t released start dates for these series, but expect them to shuffle into the Disney+ schedule this year.