Marvel Studios is finding exciting new levels of success early in Phase 4 thanks to the MCU's first three Disney+ shows hosting weekly premieres in the first half of 2021. WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier are already receiving accolades and praise for their work while Loki continues to bring thrills every week with two episodes left to debut.
Through 19 episodes of Marvel Studios' first efforts with episodic storytelling, the results have largely been favorable as the production quality and interconnectivity come together for something new. This will only continue to be the case over the coming years, especially when Marvel uses these shows to introduce newcomers like Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk.
Looking at how these shows tie directly back to the MCU's movies, fans are now asking if they will begin weaving in and out of the same story with each other as well. This is a subject that Marvel's top executive recently teased the possibility of something like this happening.
FEIGE TEASES THE MCU'S DISNEY+ FUTURE
Marvel President Kevin Feige spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the chances of the MCU's leading Disney+ characters eventually teaming up through Marvel TV in an Avengers-level event.
Asked about this happening, Feige gave a careful "maybe." He went on to explain that Marvel looks at these stories as "all one universe" and "one big MCU" which try to show "how unique and different all the corners of the MCU can be." He explained further that Disney+ is able to give Marvel "an ability to tell more deeper, further stories" which could "have ramifications across features and series:"
"Well, maybe. Again, we don't really look at it... We're not looking at it as TV teams or movie teams, it's all one universe now, it's all one big MCU. And I hope what people have taken away from WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki, and seeing Black Widow soon, is how unique and different all the corners of the MCU can be. That's what Disney+ has given us, is an ability to tell more deeper, further stories that will have ramifications across features and series."
HOW WILL DISNEY+ WORK?
Marvel Studios has already confirmed that the MCU's Disney+ shows are interwoven directly with the theatrical movies, which was proven by plot points in all three shows that have premiered so far.
Additionally, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier set the stage for the upcoming Captain America 4, which are both written by Malcolm Spellman. The Marvels is also set to feature both Teyonah Parris from WandaVision and Iman Vellani from Ms. Marvel as they team up for a powerful trio in the highly-anticipated sequel.
The biggest question that remains now is this: will the MCU's Disney+ shows tie in directly with one another?
With so many new heroes coming into play in the MCU through the streaming world, it seems inevitable that they will meet up and team up with each other one day. One of the most obvious cases of this is the Young Avengers with these series already introducing the Patriot, Billy and Tommy Maximoff, Kid Loki, Ms. Marvel, and Kate Bishop in 2021 alone.
As more movies and TV shows make their arrivals, the picture will likely become clearer on how the MCU will continue to connect through smaller unique stories. With excellent storytelling continuing nearly every week for the rest of the year, this prospect will be an exciting one to look forward to in the near future.