With the Disney+ service now online in most of the world, apart from us British folk. It is time to look forward to those Marvel shows announced at D23 last year. There was The Falcon and Winter Soldier with Sebastian Stan (I, Tonya), Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker), Daniel Bruhl (The Alienist) and Emily Van Camp (Revenge) reprising their MCU roles.
Then there is WandaVision with the Avengers stalwarts, Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany’s Vision which has a 70s sitcom feel to it with a rumoured lead into the next Doctor Strange film.
There is a Hawkeye show based on Jeremy Renner’s replacement Kate Bishop with Hailee Steinfield (The Edge of Seventeen) strongly linked.
Then Loki with Tom Hiddleston (Crimson Peak) with recently announce Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Jupiter Ascending). Then the animated What If? Series.
You think that is over-saturation with Marvel Universe shows on Disney+. Well also announced were shows further down the line in She Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight. As of now, there is no casting announced for these shows but some names are expected imminently to meet late 2020 filming scheduling.
So let’s get fan-casting…who do you want in these roles?
Jennifer Walters is Bruce Banners cousin and following an emergency blood transfusion from Banner becomes a large, powerful green-hued version of herself while still largely retaining her personality. In particular, she retains her intelligence and emotional control, although, like Hulk, she still becomes stronger if enraged. In later issues of the comics, her transformation is permanent. In the comics, she is a lawyer where the show could have a superhero The Good Fight vibe. The writer for this show is Dana Schwartz (Novelist and Twitter Celeb) who recently took to Twitter to criticize Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s South Park claiming –
“it seems impossible to overstate the cultural damage done by South Park”.
Hopefully, some of that sass will transfer to Jennifer Walters.
Kamala Khan is the fourth character to take the name Ms. Marvel. Khan first appeared in Captain Marvel #17 and is a 16-year-old Pakistani-American from Jersey City, New Jersey, who idolizes Carol Danvers. Khan was given her own Ms. Marvel series, which premiered in February 2014, becoming Marvel Comics’ first Muslim character to headline her own comic book. Bisha K. Ali, writer on Netflix’s Sex Education is taking the lead on this project.
A show about Mark Spector, former CIA Operative who when on operation in Egypt is saved from death by the Egyptian God Khonshu and becomes their avatar on Earth to deal out their justice. Spector also suffers from multiple personalities and the actor needs to be able to switch from military man Spector to street level cab driver Jake Lockley, to billionaire philanthropist Steven Grant and then don the white suit to battle street-level thugs as the Moon Knight on behalf of Khonshu who may also just be one of the personalities in his PTSD head. Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) has been rumoured but has apparently distanced himself in a recent interview.
This show has a runner when it was announced Jeremy Slater (Umbrella Academy) would take the lead writing duties.