The Marvel Cinematic Universe expanded its content by showcasing small-screen offerings that pushed side characters and newcomers into the forefront.
Shows like WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier featured the transition of Wanda Maximoff and Sam Wilson into larger roles, while What If...? and Loki introduced the multiverse in a big way.
As Phase 4 continues, more characters and storylines are expected to debut with Disney+ serving as their home. New shows like Moon Knight and She-Hulk are set to banner 2022, but details about the respective shows remain scarce.
Despite that, this will all change during the imminent arrival of Disney+ Day on November 12, and a sneak peek at what lies ahead should excite Marvel fans everywhere.
Disney+ Day Features Marvel Surprises
Disney has officially unveiled the schedule for Disney+ Day on November 12, 2021.
The press release confirms that the fun will begin at 6:00 AM PT from the official accounts of Disney+ on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, showcasing "first looks, new trailers, exclusive clips, and appearances" from the House of Mouse's various creators and stars:
"On Friday, November 12 at 6:00am PT, fans can follow along with Disney+ on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for first looks, new trailers, exclusive clips, and appearances from Disney+ creators and stars for upcoming content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and in select international territories, Star."
Disney also confirmed exclusive on-platform specials from Pixar Animation Studios and Marvel Studios that will air throughout the day. Pixar's content will premiere at "8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET" while Marvel Studios' showcase will launch exclusively on the streamer at "8:45 AM PT/11:45 AM ET."
The full list of content that will arrive on the streaming service on Disney+ Day can be seen below, featuring new episodes of Marvel Studios Assembled and Marvel Studios Legends:
“'Marvel Assembled: The Making of Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings,' a docu-special chronicling the creation of the recent Marvel Studios' theatrical release
A new documentary titled 'The Making of Happier than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles' about Billie Eilish's recent Disney+ cinematic concert experience
'Marvel Studios Legends: Hawkeye,' an episode that revisits all of Hawkeye's epic moments from the MCU in preparation for the upcoming Disney+ Original Series
The live-action/animated musical fantasy romantic comedy film 'Enchanted' from 2007, starring Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey
The recent Disney Channel Original Movie 'Spin' where Rhea, an Indian American teen, discovers her passion for creating DJ mixes that blend her South Asian culture and the world around her
All episodes of 'Fancy Nancy' season 3, which will launch day and date with its premiere on Disney Junior"
What to Expect from Marvel Studios’ Showcase
Disney+ Day seems poised to bring all of Marvel's small-screen goods into the spotlight, meaning that concrete information about the upcoming MCU shows is bound to be unveiled.
In December 2020, many would agree that the Disney Investor Day brought the house down due to a plethora of announcements about the MCU's future. With that in mind, the same could happen on the franchise's small-screen branch with their own day dedicated to everything they have in store for fans on the streaming service.
There's a chance that a special trailer to highlight Marvel's 2022 Disney+ slate, similar to the "Welcome back to the movies" teaser that Marvel Studios debuted back in May 2021.
That said, the studio could include first looks at Oscar Isaac and Tatiana Maslany in costume as Moon Knight and She-Hulk respectively, while also giving an update on Ms. Marvel and a possible look into Secret Invasion's mysterious narrative.
It's possible that more casting announcements could be in the cards as well, confirming more characters for the upcoming small-screen slate.
Marvel Studios could also unveil new shows on the horizon, potentially giving the green light to the long-rumored Thunderbolts project or even spinoffs for characters like Kit Harington's Dane Whitman from Eternals.
Whatever the case, Disney+ Day will likely serve as a visual treat to every MCU fan, and it will be interesting to find out what surprises will be in store.
Tune in on November 12 to see just what Disney+ Day will have in store for fans everywhere.