Disney+ Announces Surprise Episodes of Marvel Studios Legends Ahead of Doctor Strange 2

By Nathan Johnson Updated:
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Fans have recently been busy trying to figure out what will happen next in Moon Knight on Disney+ and are patiently awaiting the arrival of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which will be released in theaters on May 6. Marvel Studios has more than one surprise up its sleeve, as some legends from past comic book movies, such as Patrick Stewart's Charles Xavier, will be on-screen alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen.

Disney+ has been a major area of focus for the studio since the platform became active in 2019. Since then, the MCU has expanded into making TV series that are a continuation of the films, such as WandaVisionLoki, and Hawkeye. Disney+ is also home to a series of short featurettes titled Marvel Studios: Legends.

Characters like Loki, Falcon, and Peggy Carter already have shorts dedicated to their history throughout the MCU, but the series isn't limited to just people, as there are also episodes for the Tesseract, the Ten Rings, and The Avengers Initiative.

Ahead of the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, three of the film's characters are set to have their own Legends episodes released soon.

Marvel Legends Episodes Ahead of Doctor Strange Sequel

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Reddit user u/Matapple13 recently shared Disney+ Italy's upcoming release schedule. The timeline reveals that Marvel Studios: Legends will be getting three new episodes added to the platform on Friday, April 29, a week in advance of the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. This release comes as a surprise to many fans considering that the episodes were not listed on Disney+'s official April 2022 release slate.

The Disney+ graphic of the release schedule shows that the three episodes will be centered around Doctor Strange, Wong, and The Scarlet Witch, respectively:

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Episode 1 of Marvel Studios: Legends is dedicated to Wanda Maximoff, but it only shows the events prior to WandaVision, so fans can expect to see new footage in her upcoming episode.

Marvel Studios similarly debuted an episode of Legends ahead of the theatrical release of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings in 2021. That episode focused on The Ten Rings organization and gave viewers a brief preface to the film.

The Journey to the Multiverse

When these three episodes of Marvel Studios: Legends drop, it will mark the first time that Doctor Strange or Wong has had an episode dedicated to them. Strange's installment will more than likely venture all the way back to his days as a surgeon and show his car accident, his venture to Kamar-Taj, how he became a Master of the Mystic Arts, and any important moments from Infinity WarEndgame, and Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Wong's episode will likely travel along the same lines as Strange's, showcasing his time in Doctor Strange, the two Avengers films he was in, No Way Homeand maybe even Shang-Chi

When it comes to Scarlet Witch, however, her installment likely won't go all the way back to where her MCU story begins. Episode 1 of Legends, which features Wanda, already does that and is centered around her becoming a hero and joining the Avengers.

After she lost her entire family at the end of WandaVision and became the Scarlet Witch, the trajectory of her story changed. Since these shorts are only around five minutes in length, there is definitely enough content in WandaVision alone to base an episode.

While the Marvel Studios: Legends episodes are only a few minutes long and use footage from previous films or shows, they still offer a recap for fans that don't have time to sit down and watch multiple movies before seeing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness premieres in theaters on May 6.

- About The Author: Nathan Johnson
Nathan is a writer at The Direct where he covers Star Wars, the MCU, and DC news. He joined The Direct in April 2021 and currently writes news and feature articles about all three brands mentioned above, but his main specialty is his knowledge about anything and everything Star Wars.