After more than 20 interconnected theatrical films, Marvel Studios' decision to venture into episodic storytelling was seen as a huge gamble.
One Disney+ series would've been ambitious enough for the record-breaking studio; but instead, Marvel Studios scheduled six series for 2021, in addition to churning out four theatrical films. To date, each series has been a success as WandaVision generated awards nominations, and Loki laid the groundwork for the MCU's multiversal theatrical films.
But now, on the heels of the trailer for Marvel's fifth Disney+ series of the year, it appears that the studio is looking to keep that number at five and bump its sixth and final series to 2022.
Disney+ Series Ms. Marvel Bumped To 2022
Ms. Marvel stars newcomer Iman Vellani as 16-year-old Kamala Khan, who possesses the ability to alter her shape and size in the comics.
Following her series on Disney's streaming service, Ms. Marvel is set to star in the Captain Marvel sequel titled The Marvels alongside Brie Larson's Captain Marvel and Teyonah Parris' Monica Rambeau who was last seen in WandaVision.
Too Much Of A Marvel-ous Thing?
Considering how crowded the MCU's end of the year calendar is, this move is no surprise and was even expected due to recent rumors of a February 2022 release.
Also, since Eternals and Spider-Man: No Way Home are debuting in theaters this November and December respectively, and since Hawkeye's first episode isn't set to drop until November 24, another series would run the risk of Marvel's crowded slate cannibalizing itself in regard to viewership.
However, the decision to move Ms. Marvel to 2022 could work in the studio's favor now that Vellani's series and The Marvels are now both releasing in the same year.
Ms. Marvel will also join the ranks of She-Hulk and Moon Knight, which are both slated for a 2022 Disney+ release; although, it's possible that additional MCU series could be announced for next year during Disney+ Day on November 12.
Look for Ms. Marvel to debut on Disney+ in 2022.