There’s some pretty BIG news about the new Marvel material that Disney Plus subscribers will be able to access on there, including a new project that will see Hayley Atwell once again reprising her role as Peggy Carter. For those of you who remember the What If Marvel Comics – you’re going to love this.
The show will be an animated series, based on the much-loved comic books. These stories focus on key events in the Marvel 616 universe, flipping or reversing them to produce strikingly different parallel marvel universes for readers to enjoy.
The imprint has been running since the 1970’s, and has produced iconic stories where Charles Xavier became Juggernaut instead of his brother, The Thing and Beast never stopped mutating into their new forms and the Venom Symbiote bonded with Frank Castle.
On Thursday, Iger revealed that the opening episode of the ‘What If’ TV show will see Peggy Carter transformed by super serum into the first Captain America. In this new timeline, Steve Rogers retained his poor physical condition, but became the first Iron Man, courtesy of a suit of armour created by Howard Stark.
Attwell’s portrayal of Peggy Carter has been a huge hit with the fans, been prompting a short-lived TV solo series, and her inclusion in the opening show is bound to guarantee a strong debut for the project. Fellow cast members Chris Evans and Dominic Cooper will also be lending their vocal talents to the show, setting up future appearances by other established MCU actors.
On Thursday, Disney Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger unveiled the full details of the new service, which will be very similar to Netflix in the way it works. The platform will officially launch on November 12, costing 7 dollars a month, and subscribers will be able to create multiple viewing profiles for algorithms to suggest content based on personal preferences and habits.
In addition to new Star Wars TV material (The Mandalorian, a Cassian Andor prequel series, The Clone Wars) and shows based on existing Disney movies (Monsters Inc, Escape From Witch Mountain, High School Musical), there’s a whole bunch of exciting new Marvel projects. These include:
- A Loki solo series starring Tom Hiddleston
- A Hawkeye solo series, which will see Jeremy Renner hand the character’s identity into a new incarnation
- Marvel’s Hero Project, a documentary featuring positive changes that young people are making in their communities
- Marvel’s 616, another documentary that explores the intersection between Marvel’s stories and the real world
The Disney Plus app will definitely be a force to be reckoned with.