Fans got a welcomed tease during the Super Bowl as Disney+ presented a glimpse of their upcoming group of series centered on some of our favorite heroes from the Marvel Universe. The short promo featured shots from 3 upcoming releases by the studio: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, and WandaVision.
The lineup of shows that brings more of the MCU to streaming services is planned to air in late 2020 or early 2021 so fans will have a bit of a wait still before they get to see how these characters translate to the small screen.
Nonetheless, the promo certainly helped feed our inner geek a tasty appetizer even if we are still a year away. In the meantime, let’s try to unravel some of the mystery behind the Super Bowl promo.
Our first look centers on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier when Sam (Falcon) appears to be practicing with Captain America’s Shield. Since the show will take place after the events of Avengers: Endgame, this makes sense. Fans will recall that Steve Rogers at an advanced age appears to give the shield to Sam after choosing to live his life with Peggy. However, it has been made clear that Sam will not be the new Captain America instead remaining as the beloved Falcon.
Still, Sam seems to be less than excited about the gift if not a bit morose, but the trailer makes it clear that the shield will be involved in some way in the upcoming series. Bucky is also shown in the promo with a new look, but not any less serious than usual. One of the clips even shows him ready to shoot the nemesis the series, Zemo, in the head. Seems a bit unlikely early on in the series, but it is thought provoking.
Another big question surrounds the fact that Bucky is never geared up as the Winter Soldier in the promo. Fortunately, we will get to see him in his superhero swag first as The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will be launched later this year.
Next up, we are treated to cryptic and somewhat outrageous takes of Wanda (soon to be Scarlet Witch) with Vision in a variety of scenes that look like sets from old television comedies. One has to wonder about how messed up in the head Wanda has become after the death of Vision in Avengers: Infinity War and how she has altered reality to include her beloved in these ultra wholesome sets.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out and what direction the series will take with two of the most unique characters from the MCU. Fans are certainly eager to see how these two transition from the big screen to a series.
“going to burn this place to the ground”
The last of the features includes the side-swapping villain/hero Loki sporting what appears to be prison garb embroidered with the letters TVA. He is speaking to someone off screen and states that he is “going to burn this place to the ground”. Where exactly he is, we don’t fully know. Could he be incarcerated somewhere? Is he going to burn that place down?
One of the greatest things about Loki is that we never know what to really expect from him. Conflicted as he is, he could be talking about burning nearly anything in the universe down. It will be intriguing to see how they develop Loki’s character in the series and if fans will be willing to get behind him as a complete bad guy. After his escape in Endgame anything is possible.
Hopefully, more trailers are in the works and soon to be released now that we have been successfully teased. Disney, despite some of its lackluster final products that have outraged fans of other franchises, still does an excellent job at slowly feeding fans glimpses along the way until release. We can cross our fingers that the studio delivers the goods.