What If…? (Disney+ animated series)
Release date: Summer 2021
Cast: Jeffrey Wright as The Watcher, Michael B. Jordan as Killmonger, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, Josh Brolin as Thanos, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Neal McDonough as Dum Dum Dugan, Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Taika Waititi as Korg, Toby Jones as Arnim Zola, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, and Michael Rooker as Yondu.
What If…? is the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first animated entry, even though the premise of the series means canon is out the window. There's no continuity, as Jeffrey Wright plays The Watcher (one of those big-headed aliens with Stan Lee in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), who observes the events of the MCU Multiverse. We'll get to see animated stories from alternate Marvel dimensions; for example, Sebastian Stan, Haley Atwell, and Neal McDonough will reprise their Captain America: The First Avenger roles for a segment wondering what would have happened if Peggy Carter got injected with the super-soldier serum. As you can see from the announced cast, there will be plenty of fun or potentially weird storylines to pursue in the What If…? series.
Untitled Third Spider-Man (film)
Release date: July 16, 2021
Cast: Tom Holland
Good news! After a summer 2019 spat between Sony and Marvel Studios that seemingly booted Tom Holland's Spider-Man out of the MCU for good, the two companies managed to reach a deal that will see them collaborate on a third Spider-Man film. Additionally, the agreement ensures that Holland will make an appearance in a future Marvel Studios film. Other than the fact that Holland will star, details are pretty sparse. But hey, at least it's happening!
Hawkeye (Disney+ series)
Release date: Fall 2021
Cast: Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner is back in the role of both Hawkeye and Ronin (from Endgame) for this Disney+ series that’s loosely based on Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye comic book series. We don’t know if they’ll go as far as having a Pizza Dog in the series, but we will get to meet Kate Bishop (still not cast), the female Hawkeye, and see how Clint Barton trains her to become a superhero with no powers except great archery skills. Also teased is learning more about Barton’s time as Ronin, which is less intriguing, but hey! Gotta fill a whole season of TV with something.