Marvel’s TV calendar is getting the shuffle treatment, as revealed by The Hollywood Reporter. Bear in mind that the only series still premiering in its original slot is Loki, which releases on October 6, 2023. Read on to see the other shows affected by the schedule rearranging and delays.
Initially, Echo was slated for a November 29 release. However, the Hawkeye spin-off starring Alaqua Cox as the titular lead has been postponed. The miniseries finds Echo returning to Oklahoma after the events in Hawkeye, where she reconnects with her Indigenous roots and grapples with her past. Besides Cox, the show also stars Chaske Spencer, Devery Jacobs, Tantoo Cardinal, Graham Greene, Cody Lightning, Zahn McClarnon, Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio. Echo will now premiere in January 2024 on Disney+.
What If…? Season 2 is also getting reshuffled. The animated series debuted on August 11, 2021, and was renewed for Season 2 before its inaugural season dropped. Additionally, Marvel greenlit a third season in July 2022. The first batch of episodes followed The Watcher (voiced by Jeffrey Wright), who introduced viewers to pivotal moments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, said moments were turned on their head while the show framed them through the lens of the multiverse. What If…? Season 2 will hit Disney+ on Christmas Day 2023.
The highly anticipated debut of the animated series X-Men ’97 will no longer be this year. This “spiritual and tonal continuation of the classic 1990s series” was first announced in 2021. Not much is known about the plot. The Hollywood Reporter reveals the series is described as “retro and a love letter to the original.” Marvel renewed the series for a second season, too. X-Men ’97 will now debut in early 2024.
Agatha: Darkhold Diaries
You might know the WandaVision spin-off, Agatha: Darkhold Diaries, as Agatha: Coven of Chaos. Surprise! It’s got a new name and a new premiere window. The Kathryn Hahn-led project will consist of nine episodes. Rounding out the cast besides Hahn are Debra Jo Rupp, Sasheer Zamata, Aubrey Plaza, Joe Locke, Miles Gutierrez-Riley and Patti LuPone. Agatha: Darkhold Diaries will take the fall of 2024 by storm on Disney+, right in time for Halloween.
The following series are delayed indefinitely: Daredevil: Born Again, Ironheart and Wonder Man. Daredevil: Born Again will serve as a continuation of the Netflix series, with Cox reprising his role as Matt Murdock/Daredevil and D’Onofrio returning as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin. The series was initially slated for a spring 2024 debut.
Ironheart follows Riri Williams, played by Dominique Thorne, who was introduced in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. She’s a genius inventor and engineer who improves Iron Man’s suit of armor and takes up the superhero mantle. Besides Thorne, the series stars Anthony Ramos, Alden Ehrenreich, Lyric Ross, Zoe Terakes, Manny Montana and Harper Anthony.
Wonder Man stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Hollywood actor Simon Williams, who’s thrust into the world of heroes and villains. Ben Kingsley will reprise his role as Trevor Slattery.
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