Disney and Marvel Studios are planning to one heck of a time next year in 2022 by having lined up back-to-back Disney Plus series.
Collaborating with Marvel Studios, Disney has released sneak peeks into three of its new projects that are to be aired next year. The shows to be released next year are: "Moon Knight," which will star the Guatemalan-American actor Oscar Isaac from Dune and Ethan Hawke from "Before Sunrise." The next in line is She-Hulk. The series will feature Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany who won a Primetime Emmy Award for Black Orphan. The actress is to star along with the legendary Hulk actor, Mark Ruffalo.
The third release scheduled for next year is to be Ms. Marvel that will be launching the acting career of newcomer Iman Vellani. Apart from these series, Disney Plus has also unveiled an extended action sequence for its series Hawkeye, which is to debut soon enough on the streamer on November 24 this year. The new releases of Disney Plus and Marvel were shared in a special preview that featured the upcoming Disney plus projects of Marvel Studios. They were released on Disney Plus day and hence came as a celebration for the second birthday of the streaming platform, which was first launched in 2019.
Here is all you need to know about Disney Plus and Marvel Studios latest upcoming releases to drop in next year:
The series will feature the legendary Dune actor Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector. The character comes from the Marvel comics and has a dissociative identity disorder. This disorder leads him to think that he is an avatar of the Egyptian god Khonshu. In the teaser, it is shown that when Mark Spector walks by the golden statue of Khonshu, he apparently hears voices in his head.
The trailer shows Marc saying, “I can’t tell the difference between my waking life and dreams,” featuring a Northern English accent. Then another voice joins the dialogue, probably belonging to Hawke. The voice eerily says, “The voice in your head, it devours you.” Isaac is shown wearing a white costume with a cap that looks like it is brought to life straight from the pages of the Moon Knight comics. The actor throws a good punch, and his victim lays splattered in a dark hallway dimly lit with flickering lights. And then, like the Dark Knight, Batman, Marc Spector jumps over buildings while a crescent moon shines in the background.
The series cast will include Hawke, and his character is going to be inspired by David Koresh, the cult leader, and May Clamway, according to his interview with Seth Meyers. The direction of the film will be in the hands of Mohamed Diab, Justin Berson, and Aaron Moorhead. The head writer of the Disney Plus series is going to be Jeremy Slater.
She-Hulk will revolve around the story of Jennifer Walters, a character to be portrayed by Maslany. Jennifer Walters is a lawyer according to comics and has powers similar to the Hulk we all know. She receives the iconic powers of the green superhero when she receives a blood transfusion from her cousin Bruce Banner. The comics portray her to be a calm-minded superhero despite her elevating to the Hulk powers and being able to stay pretty level-headed. The Marvel teaser for She-Hulk shows her inheriting a similar green skin from her cousin and also features the lady donning on a white and purple superhero costume as she ascends her powers, just as depicted in the comic books.
Ruffalo will also feature in the series, getting to play his famous role as "Professor Hulk." The super-smart hero plays mentor to the She-Hulk and teaches her how to transform into her incredibly powerful form and how to control it.
What is to be mentioned is that one of the post-credit scenes of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, a Marvel Studios superhero film that was released this September, shows Ruffalo as Banner, his human form. This would probably mean that a little of the "She-Hulk" moments were dated before the events of Shang-Chi. In fact, Ruffalo is shown during a commercial for Walter where the She-Hulk says, “Don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry,' suggesting that she has already inherited her superhero powers.
The cast for She-Hulk will star Jameela Jamil from The Good Place, who will be seen in the role of the villain Titania, an extremely strong being. Additionally, you will get to see Renee Elise Goldsberry, the Hamilton star, Ginger Gonzaga, Josh Segarra, and Tim Roth. Roth will get to reprise his role as Abomination, which he was shown portraying in the Marvel Studio feature film Shang Chi. The series is to be directed by Anu Valia and the executive producer is Kat Coiro. The head writer is Jessica Gao.
Ms. Marvel is initially Kamala Khan, a Muslim, Pakistani-American played by Iman Vellani. The character is strongly in awe of Captain Marvel and reveres him. The teaser shows a sad Khan saying, “It’s not really the brown girls from Jersey City who save the world," and yet if you have read the comics that she specifically ends up doing just the same. The character is soon infused with energy very similar to that of Captain Marvel.
Kamala Khan will get to be the first Muslim superhero in the Marvel franchise, and the teaser also shows a scene featuring Muslims in a mosque during their prayers and then pans to Kamala in her Captain Marvel cosplay. Other actors to grace the screens along with Vellani are Zenobia Shroff and Mohan Kapur, who will portray Kamala’s parents Muneeba, and Yusuf. Further, the series has also cast Aramis Knight, Rish Shah, Saagar Shaikh, and Matt Lintz. Ms. Marvel is directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. The head writers are Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Meera Menon, and Bisha K. Ali.