The Hollywood strikes have caused chaos throughout the industry, and we’ve seen loads of major projects knocked off track. If you recall, Marvel Studios unveiled an ambitious slate of Phase 5 and Phase 6 shows for Disney+, but now many of those are being shuffled off to later dates as they try to space out each project to account for the strikes, but also to make each show feel like more of an event.
Nothing’s happening with the most-anticipated series of them all, Loki season two. The Tom Hiddleston series will be the only one to debut this fall on October 6th. So fans won’t have to wait long to see Loki’s further adventures with the Multiverse.
Originally slated for an early 2023 debut, the second season of Emmy-winning animated series What If…? will instead drop around Christmas Day. The animated anthology will continue to explore the rich history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but with slight twists across alternate timelines.
Next up is the long-awaited Hawkeye spinoff, Echo, starring Alaqua Cox as the former Kingpin henchwoman. Originally due to debut in November, it will instead hit Disney+ in January 2024, with all episodes available to be binged. The story finds Echo returning to her Native American roots in Oklahoma to deal with matters of the past. Look for appearances by Daredevil (Charlie Cox) and Kingpin (Vincent D’onofrio) among others.
Does it feel like we’ve been waiting for X-Men ’97 forever? Well, pretty close. First announced in 2021 to a ton of fanfare, the animated series that continues the beloved 1990s cartoon was to drop this fall, but instead will arrive in early 2024.
Kathryn Hahn’s WandaVision spinoff has a new date and a new title. Formerly Agatha: House of Harkness and then Agatha: Agent of Chaos, the series is now known as Agatha: Darkhold Diaries. Why the change? Who knows? Probably a shift in focus as priorities within the MCU change due to delays and such. Once slated to arrive last winter, the series will arrive next year around Halloween.
Sadly, Ironheart, the series following genius inventor Riri Williams who was first introduced in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, is off the schedule. Starring Dominique Thorne, the series was to have premiered this fall. Filming is actually finished on it, but post-production has been held up by the strikes.
And finally, Daredevil: Born Again, a continuation of the Marvel Netflix series starring Charlie Cox, and the upcoming Wonder Man show starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, have both been halted mid-production due to the strikes. [THR]