Disney+ grabbed viewers’ attention with a close-up on Captain America’s famous shield stuck in a tree before revealing three first looks at upcoming and much-anticipated Marvel series: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Wandavision and Loki.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier picks up after the events of Avengers: Endgame (spoiler alert!) when Cap’s close friend Falcon (Anthony Mackie) takes on his mantle, takes over his shield and partners up with the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). The series, directed by Kari Skogland with Malcolm Spellman as head writer, debuts this fall.
Wandavision imagines what might happen if two super-powered beings—Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olson) and Vision (Paul Bettany) were living their happiest suburban lives—that is, until they figure out what’s really going on. Wandavision, which is slated to come out sometime this year, is directed by Matt Shakman with Jac Schaeffer ashead writer.
Loki, expected to hit the streaming service in 2021, finds Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as the Nordic trickster god. Kate Herron directs with Michael Waldron as head writer.
Marvel also released a new trailer for one of its first new films post-Avengers: Endgame, Black Widow, starring Scarlett Johansen in the title role as well as Little Women‘s Florence Pugh, The Favourite‘s Rachel Weiss (note that all three women are Oscar-nominated) and Stranger Things’ David Harbour. Black Widow debuts in theaters May 1.