While the MCU awaits its return to Phase 4 storytelling with Moon Knight and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Disney+ now hosts another extensive group of Marvel-centric content to enjoy. This comes in the form of more than half a dozen series produced under Marvel Television that formerly aired on Netflix and ABC before Marvel Studios took on its own Disney+ shows.
The canonicity of these series is still largely a mystery in relation to the larger MCU, but their popularity remains high as they all come together on the same streaming home. Also arriving are new categories for the Netflix shows on the site, and while there are some funny promotional changes, the series are already making the rounds for viewers both new and old.
As these shows transition from Netflix and ABC onto Disney+, their stars have taken to social media to celebrate the occasion throughout their first couple of weeks in their new home.
Now, Disney+ itself is utilizing a number of these actors to help promote their arrival after the unique merger.
Disney+ Celebrating Netflix Marvel Shows
Disney+ released a 50-second ad celebrating the addition of all six Netflix-distributed Marvel shows after their move to their new streaming home. The video included messages from six stars that appeared in these series, and it came with the following message on Twitter:
"Welcome home, heroes. Marvel’s Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher, The Defenders, and Agents of SHIELD are now streaming on Disney Plus. Check local availability. Updated parental controls available in the U.S."
Welcome home, heroes. 🙌 Marvel’s #Daredevil, #JessicaJones, #LukeCage, #IronFist, #ThePunisher, #TheDefenders, and #AgentsofSHIELD are now streaming on #DisneyPlus. Check local availability. Updated parental controls available in the U.S. pic.twitter.com/Xv77PUq5ro
Daredevil leading man Charlie Cox kicked things off by warning viewers that "This is not a drill." Cox played Matt Murdock in all three seasons of Daredevil and all eight episodes of The Defenders before taking his character into the movies for Spider-Man: No Way Home.
His co-star, Vincent D'Onofrio, announced that "Daredevil is now streaming on Disney+" to help promote his series. He played Wilson Fisk/Kingpin in 27 of the show's 39 episodes before bringing the role to the Disney+ sphere at the end of Hawkeye Season 1.
Ming-Na Wen referenced her heroine's classic nickname as she said "Hey, Marvel fans. The Cavalry is coming." Wen played Agent Melinda May in all seven seasons of Agents of SHIELD - a character who was often referred to as "The Cavalry."
Clark Gregg told fans to "Check out Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD on Disney+," as he gains yet another entry on the streaming service. After making appearances in four Phase 1 MCU movies, he took Agent Phil Coulson to network TV as the leading man of his own series:
Iron Fist leading actor Finn Jones offered his excitement about seeing his Netflix series arrive on Disney's exclusive streaming network with the following message:
"Hey everyone, it’s Finn here. Very excited to announce that Iron Fist has found a new home on Disney+."
Krysten Ritter, who led the way in all three seasons of Jessica Jones, reiterated her joy at seeing her series airing on Disney+ for the first time:
"Good news, Marvel fans. Jessica Jones is streaming on Disney+."
Simone Missick celebrated both of her Marvel appearances as Detective Misty Knight, who she played in Luke Cage and The Defenders:
"Hey, Marvel fans. Luke Cage and The Defenders are now streaming on Disney+"
Ben Barnes completed the video with his own call out to Marvel fans across the globe. Barnes brought the role of Billy Russo to life in both seasons of Marvel's The Punisher on Netflix:
"Calling all you Marvel fans. Both seasons of The Punisher are now streaming on Disney+"
SHIELD & Netflix Stars Promote Marvel Shows
With seven years' worth of projects from ABC and Netflix, Marvel fans have plenty of new material to enjoy as the wait for the MCU's return continues. This video shows once again how excited the shows' stars are to see their work join so many other Marvel properties on Disney+, which comes as some of them await news of a potential MCU comeback.
Ahead of the shows' transitions, Krysten Ritter and Agents of SHIELD star Clark Gregg took to social media to get the MCU fandom ready for their stories to join Disney+. As their shows come to the streamer alongside everything from WandaVision to Hawkeye, they should see a big resurgence in popularity before the MCU comes in with new material.
Now, the big question is if and when more characters from these shows will make their way into the larger Marvel universe. Cox and D'Onofrio started that trend with Spider-Man: No Way Home and Hawkeye, and with rumors already teasing more in other shows like She-Hulk, these actors will be included in fan discussions for some time.
All six Marvel shows formerly owned by Netflix are available to stream on Disney+.