The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision were previously announced at San Diego Comic-Con, but today at D23 Expo we learned of some new and returning faces from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Additionally, more details have also been released about the animated What If…? and Loki, revving up excitement for these upcoming series.
Joining the ranks of Anthony Mackie’s Falcon and Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes will be Wyatt Russell (Black Mirror) as U.S. Agent John Walker. In the comics, U.S. Agent John Walker is employed by the United States Government and at one point holds the mantle of Captain America. He’s known as perfect soldier who follows the governments orders without hesitation. He sees each and every order as “right” simply because his superiors told him so, while to others they may appear morally gray at best. It will be interesting to see where this leads, as it’s been hinted the series will feature the government unaccepting of Sam Wilson as the new Captain America, despite receiving the title from Steve Rogers himself.
Also making a reappearance will be Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter!
Two familiar faces will be reprising their roles in WandaVision. Park Randall’s former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jimmy Woo (as seen in Ant-Man and the Wasp) and Kat Dennings’ Darcy Lewis (Thor, Thor: The Dark World). It is unknown how these two will fit into the series but we’re excited nonetheless!
So far one newcomer has been announced, Kathryn Hahn, and as only been described as a “nosy neighbor.”
New details have also emerged about the animated series What If…?. It has been confirmed there will be 23 episodes of the series, each focusing on an alternate-reality of each film in the Infinity Saga. This is an exciting development and leaves room for many fan favorites to make a small return. It has been previewed that one of these alternate-realities involves Peggy Carter receiving the super soldier serum becoming Captain Britain!
So far, What If… has cast Jeffrey Wright as the voice/narrator of the show, The Watcher and Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter), Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Dominic Cooper (Howard Stark), Michael Douglas (Dr. Hank Pym), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Jeff Goldblum (Grandmaster), David Dastmalchian (Kurt), Sean Gunn (Kraglin), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Djimon Hounsou (Korath), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Toby Jones (Arnim Zola), Michael B. Jordan (Erik Killmonger), Neal McDonough (Dum Dum Dugan), Natalie Portman (Jane Foster), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye/Clint Barton), Michael Rooker (Yondu), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man, Scott Lang), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes), Chris Sullivan (Taserface), Stanley Tucci (Dr. Abraham Erskine), Taika Waititi (Korg), and Chris Hemsworth (Thor) will all return to voice their MCU characters.
Also announced was Loki‘s director and episode count–Kate Herron will serve as director on the six-episode series. She’s directed the television mini-series Five by Five and four episodes of Netflix’s Sex Education. Although we saw Loki being killed off by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, the series will revolve around the 2012 Loki we saw escape during the time heist in Avengers: Endgame. Loki will follow the trickster “throughout human history as an unlikely influencer on historical events.”
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is slotted for a fall 2020 release, WandaVision and Loki for spring of 2021, What If…? in summer 2021.
Stay tuned here for more D23 Expo news throughout the weekend!