Marvel Studios has reshuffled the discharge dates for its slate of tv exhibits.
What If…? Echo, and Agatha: Coven of Chaos, now titled Agatha: Darkhold Diaries, are among the many titles receiving new dates. The transfer comes amid Hollywood’s strikes in addition to a common pullback at Disney+.
The writers strike started Might 2 whereas the actors went on strike July 14, considerably impacting manufacturing and improvement. On the similar time, sources say Marvel needs to focus its efforts to make every title an occasion for followers and audiences. The studio has determined that spreading out its content material is a extra prudent technique.
It’s a far cry from final 12 months’s San Diego Comedian-Con, when Marvel unveiled plans for Section 5 and Section 6 of its motion pictures and tv exhibits. 2023 notably heavy with exhibits, with 5 deliberate. (Solely the spring’s Secret Invasion, October’s Loki and as The Hollywood Reporter can reveal, What If…? season two stay of that plan for this 12 months.)
THR poked across the Marvel scheduling adjustments and right here’s what sources say is the brand new rundown:
As beforehand introduced, Loki season two would be the solely present to hit this fall, debuting on Disney+ on Oct. 6. Expectations stay excessive for the Tom Hiddleston-Owen Wilson-fronted collection that facilities on alternate timelines. The season two trailer had the largest digital debut of a trailer for any Disney+ collection, and season one stays the most-watched Marvel collection on Disney+.
The second season of Emmy-winning animated collection What If…? will debut round Christmas Day, though it needs to be famous the animated present will not be a holiday-themed collection. Just like the namesake comedian on which its premise is predicated, What If…? is an anthology collection that appears at key moments within the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the way they might look in numerous timelines. Jeffrey Wright returns because the voice of the Watcher, the alien narrator. What If…? was initially slated for an early 2023 launch.
Echo, a spin-off from final 12 months’s hit Hawkeye, was initially introduced for Nov. 29 however has now shifted to January 2024. The collection stars Alaqua Cox as a one-time head of a legal group who returns to her hometown in Oklahoma to come back to phrases along with her previous. The collection, which facilities on a personality who’s deaf and of Native American descent, is described as having a grittier and extra grounded tone than a number of the different Marvel collection and can function appearances by Daredevil and villain The Kingpin. As beforehand introduced, all of the episodes will drop on the similar time.
Subsequent on the schedule will probably be X-Males ’97, the animated collection that acts as a non secular and tonal continuation of the basic Nineteen Nineties collection that aired on Fox. The collection, first introduced in 2021, was initially deliberate for a fall 2023 debut however will now premiere in early 2024 The present is being described, by sources who’ve seen it, as retro and a love letter to the unique. A season two stays within the works.
Agatha, the WandaVision spinoff starring Kathryn Hahn, was initially introduced for a winter 2023 launch has been pushed again to early fall 2024, the place it should function a lead-up to the Halloween vacation. The present, which accomplished its filming earlier than the strikes, was beforehand titled Agatha: Home of Harkness after which Agatha: Coven of Chaos earlier than falling on its presently identify, Agatha: Darkhold Diaries.
Ironheart, a present centered on genius-inventor Riri Williams (Dominique Thorne) first launched in Black Panther: Wakanda Ceaselessly, was to have dropped this fall however that’s now off the schedule. It completed capturing however its completion is affected by the strikes.
Daredevil: Born Once more, a continuation of the Netflix collection within the MCU, was anticipated to debut in spring 2024, paused in mid-production amid the strikes. Surprise Man, starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, was additionally paused in mid-production.
It’s unclear the place on the calendar the three collection will find yourself.