Marvel TV chief provides big update on numerous MCU Disney Plus shows – and there's one I'm really excited about (2024)

Marvel TV chief provides big update on numerous MCU Disney Plus shows – and there's one I'm really excited about (1)

Marvel TV chief Brad Winderbaum has excitingly revealed how Daredevil: Born Again is taking inspiration from X-Men 97.

Speaking on episode two of the Official Marvel Podcast, Winderbaum revealed how the studio's Daredevil reboot is taking cues from its hit animated cousin, which is also a recent revival of the beloved 1990s show X-Men: The Animated Series. In short: it's all to do with bringing back a popular series – Daredevil, which originally aired on Netflix – and putting a new spin on its Disney Plus successor.

Asked for an update on Daredevil: Born Again, Winderbaum said: "Daredevil [:Born Again] is incredible. It's similar in some ways to X-Men 97 because it's reviving something that fans love, but it's taking it in a new direction. These characters have matured [and] the universe is different than it was. Things have changed, society has changed, Matt [Murdock] and Wilson [Fisk] have changed, and their characters are going to collide in ways we've never seen before. It's no longer enough to try and murder each other; there's a whole game of politics at play."

Daredevil: Born Again will launch on Disney Plus in March 2025 and, pleasingly, it'll continue the story that was being told in the Netflix TV Original before that series was canceled after three seasons. The decision to pick up events after the original show was enthusiastically greeted by long-time fans, too, not least because Daredevil: Born Again was in serious trouble after Marvel admitted its initial plan for the series was failing to live up to expectations. Thankfully, Marvel's hiring of a new head writer and directors, plus the studio's decision to tie it more closely to its Netflix progenitor, put it back on a firmer development footing.

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Marvel TV chief provides big update on numerous MCU Disney Plus shows – and there's one I'm really excited about (2)

Daredevil: Born Again was far from the only forthcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) TV show that Winderbaum updated us on. Indeed, the comic giant chief, who oversees the company's live-action and animated TV productions, plus its streaming output, also delivered updates on numerous animated projects, including X-Men 97 season two, Black Panther spin-off Eyes of Wakanda, and the final installment of What If...?.

"We have big plans for the second season," he said of X-Men 97's next chapter. "I've already seen all the animatics and we're well on our way to creating something that hits the heights of the first season. I know the first season is an emotional ride [and] that ride continues in a very X-Men fashion in the second season."

"What If...? season three feels like the completion of a trilogy," Winderbaum continued. "It takes us to places you'd never expect. It goes beyond the fist two seasons in its exploration of the multiverse and it pulls in characters that are very unexpected. And it has, what I think, is an extremely moving and fulfilling culmination for Uatu the Watcher."

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As for Eyes of Wakanda, Winderbaum teased: "More than any other show – we're doing an animation – Eyes of Wakanda ties directly into the MCU. This is a story about Wakandan history. It's produced by Ryan Coogler [and] directed by Todd Harris, who's one of our longtime storyboard artists. I first met him when he designed the Hulk versus Thor fight in [Thor:] Ragnarok. It's an awesome show, the action is insane, and the storytelling's fantastic. It's both about the history of Wakanda, but also expands into the greater MCU at different time periods so, if you're a fan of the movies, I think this show's going to be a real treat."

Marvel TV chief provides big update on numerous MCU Disney Plus shows – and there's one I'm really excited about (3)

And what of some other forthcoming Marvel Phase 5 shows on Disney Plus, aka one of the world's best streaming services? Winderbaum similarly waxed lyrical about the studio's next live-action series Agatha All Along, which is out in September, before providing an overdue update on Marvel's Spider-Man animated show, titled Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man.

"Agatha is really fun, but it's really scary and it gets quite dramatic," he said. "She's an amazing anti-hero and that show... it lures you in with the fun of Halloween and, before you know it, you're crying. I'll just put it that way. It's also a Marvel brand of scary. It's a Halloween show, there are deadly stakes in the series, it's a fun ride, but it's a dangerous one."

"Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man... this is Peter Parker in high school," Winderbaum added. "There are twists and turns that are amazing, but the real power is the ensemble [in] the neighborhood. The showrunner is Jeff Trammel, who made a show called Craig of the Creek, which was a kids cartoon that spent seasons in the connected backyards of this neighborhood and had a whole mythology that grew out of it, and characters you really grew to care for over the course of the series. He's amped that up in such a major way playing with characters like, not just Peter Parker, but also Nico Minoru, Lonnie Lincoln – who's my personal favorite – and Harry Osborn and others who really flesh out this teenage ensemble."

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Marvel TV chief provides big update on numerous MCU Disney Plus shows – and there's one I'm really excited about (2024)

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Marvel TV chief provides big update on numerous MCU Disney Plus shows – and there's one I'm really excited about? ›

Marvel TV chief provides big update on numerous MCU Disney Plus shows – and there's one I'm really excited about. Marvel TV chief Brad Winderbaum has excitingly revealed how Daredevil: Born Again is taking inspiration from X-Men 97.

What happened to all the Marvel TV shows? ›

All series were no longer available on Netflix starting March 1, 2022, due to Netflix's license for the series ending and Disney regaining the rights. They all began streaming on Disney+ from March 16, 2022, where they were collected under the title "The Defenders Saga".

What are the most watched MCU shows on Disney Plus? ›

Topping the list for Marvel original series in 2024 is the Alaqua Cox-led Echo streaming show. Debuting on January 9, as an all-at-once drop, Echo stands as the most-watched Marvel show of the year on Disney+, earning an astounding 11.8% of all Disney+ original series viewership.

Is Daredevil Born Again coming out in 2024? ›

Marvel's upcoming Disney+ Daredevil: Born Again has received a release window as per Brad Winderbaum, Marvel Studios' Head of TV and Streaming. In a recent interview on the Official Marvel Podcast, Winderbaum revealed that the new series is set to make its Disney+ premiere in March 2025.

Is Disney changing Marvel? ›

Disney CEO Bob Iger previously confirmed that Marvel Studios would be reducing its output, focusing on improving quality in its upcoming releases. In May 2024, Bob Iger confirmed two MCU TV series would release per year, while two to three feature films would be released, instead of four.

Why is Marvel losing popularity? ›

In the wake of the monumental success that was “Avengers: Endgame,” the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) faced a series of challenges that some argue has led to a decline in interests. This decline includes several factors including storytelling dynamics, character developments, and audience reception.

Why has Marvel gone downhill? ›

Marvel is relying too much on the loyalty of its fans. They continue to pump out projects one after another with no regard for the quality. Many fans feel that these plots aren't as fresh and fun as they used to be. After Marvel was bought by Disney, they seem to have taken the quantity over quality approach.

What is the number one watched show on Disney Plus? ›

TOP TV Shows on Disney+ on July 9, 2024
1.Grey's Anatomy568
2.Modern Family407
3.Bluey374
4.The Simpsons340
5.Star Wars: The Acolyte233
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Which Marvel TV show has the highest rating? ›

Most Rated Marvel TV Shows
  1. Daredevil. 2015–201839 epsTV-MA. 8.6 (478K) Rate. ...
  2. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2013–2020136 epsTV-PG. 7.5 (227K) Rate. ...
  3. Jessica Jones. 2015–201939 epsTV-MA. ...
  4. The Punisher. 2017–201926 epsTV-MA. ...
  5. WandaVision. 20219 epsTV-PG. ...
  6. Luke Cage. 2016–201826 epsTV-MA. ...
  7. Iron Fist. 2017–201823 epsTV-MA. ...
  8. The Defenders. 20178 epsTV-MA.

What is the most popular MCU? ›

Highest Grossing MCU Movies Worldwide
  1. Avengers: Endgame. 20193h 1mPG-13. ...
  2. Avengers: Infinity War. 20182h 29mPG-13. ...
  3. Spider-Man: No Way Home. 20212h 28mPG-13. ...
  4. The Avengers. 20122h 23mPG-13. ...
  5. Avengers: Age of Ultron. 20152h 21mPG-13. ...
  6. Black Panther. 20182h 14mPG-13. ...
  7. Iron Man 3. 20132h 10mPG-13. ...
  8. Captain America: Civil War. 20162h 27mPG-13.

Are Karen and Foggy in Born Again? ›

The images show little as far as what role Foggy and Karen play in Daredevil: Born Again, but fans of the original show can probably relax now that all three characters are finally reuniting in some form.

Is Jessica Jones coming back? ›

While Krysten Ritter's return as Jessica Jones hasn't yet been confirmed, the actor may have just teased her involvement in the MCU's upcoming street-level stories. On May 9, 2024, Krysten Ritter shared an image of herself with purple hair on her social media story.

What is the new Daredevil title? ›

Daredevil: Born Again is scheduled to premiere on Disney+ in March 2025, and is expected to consist of 18 episodes divided into nine-episode halves. It will be part of Phase Five of the MCU.

Is there an Iron Man 4 coming out? ›

Iron Man 4 never materialized, and while no official reason has been given, it was likely a combination of several factors. Tony Stark's role in team-up movies outweighed the need for a fourth Iron Man solo film in the MCU.

How much will Disney lose on the Marvels? ›

'The Marvels' Was The Biggest Box Office Bomb of 2023, Losing $237 Million For Disney: Report | Decider.

What has happened to Marvel? ›

Clearly, Marvel has noticed those diminishing returns. After 2021, 2022, and 2023 were packed to the brim with theatrical releases on the big screen and short television series on Disney+, 2024 has reeled things back in a major way.

Why did the MCU fall off? ›

MCU fans accuse Marvel of the MCU failing problem to the “quantity over quality” shtick Marvel is sticking with at the moment. Recently, more MCU projects are being announced and released every year more than ever. Lots of the films have been considered unnecessary and dead-ended.

Are the Marvel TV shows coming back? ›

The third season of the animated series set in the heart of the Marvel Multiverse was announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2022, with an official preview released after the conclusion of the second season at the end of 2023. According to Disney+, the season will be “streaming soon,” although no further details were given.

Who has left the MCU? ›

Zoe Saldaña announced her retirement from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, while Spider-Man star Tom Holland and Thor actor Chris Hemsworth have both said they are taking breaks from moviemaking writ large, with no indication as to whether they will ever return to the MCU. In short, Marvel's A-Team is gone.

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