With so many projects at Marvel Studios currently in development for theatrical release and on Disney+, it’s a constantly ongoing battle to keep attention on not just on what’s coming soon, but also more importantly on the current releases.
Over the past 2 years, Disney has had to change its usual way of promoting new films and Disney+ series. Prior to the pandemic, Disney announced new projects at major events like San Diego Comic-Con, Star Wars Celebration, New York Comic Con and at the D23 Expo. But with all of those events either cancelled or moved online, Disney had to change its own strategy, which is why we ended up with last year’s Disney Investor Day and this year’s Disney+ Day.
The pandemic also caused some huge delays in its release schedule, with many movies delayed over a year from their initial release dates announced at SDCC in 2019.
Recently, during a promotional interview with Screenrant for “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige shared some details on how they make their project announcements.
There’ll be news. There’ll be various events. Obviously with the pandemic, the way we’ve announced things has changed and altered, and in some ways that’s been good, because it’s kept the focus on what’s next. It’s kept the focus on the projects as they come out, and certainly the anticipation for No Way Home, I would say, is as big as anything we’ve ever felt before, which is good timing as the movie’s about to come out.
There are still many Marvel projects that have been rumoured, but haven’t yet been officially confirmed, like the “Werewolf By Night” Disney+ Halloween special. Recently, Disney announced a number of new projects in development for Disney+ including “Agatha: House Of Harkness“, “Marvel Zombies” and a “Hawkeye” spinoff, “Echo“. In addition to multiple titles previously announced including “Armor Wars”, “Ironheart”, “Moon Knight”, “She-Hulk”, “Ms Marvel” and a second season of “What If?”
With live events set to return in 2022, including Disney’s own D23 Expo in September, hopefully, it won’t be too long until we hear about more Marvel projects soon.
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.