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One of the biggest draws of Disney Plus is the massive collection of Marvel movies and TV shows available for streaming, ranging from classic ’80s cartoons to the latest entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
After a full year without a new Marvel movie in theaters, Disney Plus will debut four new MCU original series in 2021. “WandaVision” premiered on January 15 and will be followed by “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” on March 19. “Loki” will debut on June 11, followed by “Ms. Marvel” in late 2021. An animated series titled “What If…?” is also scheduled for summer 2021.
Those exclusive shows will join the dozens of Marvel movies already on Disney Plus, including most of Fox’s “X-Men” and “Fantastic Four” films. Disney plans to release “Black Widow” and “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” in theaters during summer 2021, but you can expect to see them on Disney Plus a few months later.
Disney detailed all the upcoming Marvel movies and shows during its Investor Day presentation in December 2020. Since its launch in November 2019, Disney Plus has amassed nearly 95 million subscribers, exceeding Disney’s expectations and analyst projections. Successful original shows, like “The Mandalorian,” have helped Disney Plus surge in popularity, and the latest additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe are certain to bring in even more viewers.
What is Disney Plus and how much does it cost?
A monthly subscription costs $7 a month, and an annual subscription costs $70 a year. There’s also a $13 bundle with ESPN+ and Hulu.
What Marvel movies and shows can I watch?
Disney Plus is home to nearly every Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie released so far. With that said, certain titles, like “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” aren’t included since they were produced by a different studio.
Beyond the studio’s movie lineup, new spin-off series focused on various Marvel characters will be available on Disney Plus as well. The first new Marvel show, “WandaVision,” premiered on January 15.
Are ‘X-Men’ and ‘Fantastic Four’ films available on Disney Plus?
Though Disney Plus initially launched in the US without any of 20th Century Fox’s Marvel movies, the service now includes select “X-Men” and “Fantastic Four” titles from Fox.
20th Century Fox produced several Marvel films featuring the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Daredevil, and Deadpool characters before the studio was acquired by Disney in 2019. It’s possible that additional Fox movies from these franchises will be added to Disney Plus in the future. With that said, any R-rated films, like “Logan” and “Deadpool,” are unlikely to ever be included.
What order should I watch the Marvel films in?
Though different Marvel Studios movies take place at different points in the MCU’s timeline, the best order to watch the movies in is the same order that they were originally released in theaters. The filmmakers designed the overarching storyline to be best viewed this way.
A breakdown of the Marvel movie release timeline can be found below, along with a full rundown of every Marvel film and show available on Disney Plus:
Marvel Cinematic Universe movies
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Below is a complete list of MCU movies in the order they were originally released. This is the order that we recommend watching the films in.
Due to existing licensing agreements, some Marvel movies are not yet available on Disney Plus, and certain films are not expected to arrive on the service at all. We’ve denoted the missing titles in bold, along with details on when/if they are coming to Disney Plus.
All of the other movies listed below are available to stream right now on Disney Plus.
- “Iron Man” (2008)
- “The Incredible Hulk” (2008) – not planned for Disney Plus
- “Iron Man 2” (2010)
- “Thor” (2011)
- “Captain America: The First Avenger” (2011)
- “The Avengers” (2012)
- “Iron Man 3” (2013)
- “Thor: The Dark World” (2013)
- “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2014)
- “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014)
- “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015)
- “Ant-Man” (2015)
- “Captain America: Civil War” (2016)
- “Doctor Strange” (2016)
- “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (2017)
- “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017) – not planned for Disney Plus
- “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017)
- “Black Panther” (2018)
- “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018)
- “Ant-Man and the Wasp” (2018)
- “Captain Marvel” (2019)
- “Avengers: Endgame” (2019)
- “Spider-Man: Far from Home” (2019) – not planned for Disney Plus
20th Century Fox Marvel movies
In addition to MCU movies, Disney Plus also includes a few Marvel movies from 20th Century Fox. Here are the Marvel movies from Fox that are available on Disney Plus in the US:
- “X-Men” (2000)
- “X2: X-Men United” (2003)
- “Fantastic Four” (2005)
- “The Wolverine” (2013)
- “X-Men: Days of Future Past” (2014)
- “Fantastic Four” (2015)
- “X-Men: Apocalypse” (2016)
Here’s a full list of Marvel movies from 20th Century Fox that are still missing from Disney Plus in the US:
- “Daredevil” (2003)
- “Elektra” (2005)
- “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006)
- “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” (2007)
- “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (2009)
- “X-Men: First Class” (2011)
- “Deadpool” (2016)
- “Logan” (2017)
- “Deadpool 2” (2018)
- “Dark Phoenix” (2019)
- “The New Mutants” (2020)
‘WandaVision’ — available now
“WandaVision” features Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) post “Avengers: Endgame.” The two characters find themselves living a seemingly perfect suburban life, but soon begin to question the reality of their idyllic world.
Characters like Jimmy Woo (Randall Park) from “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) from “Thor: The Dark World” will also make appearances. The show also introduces Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, a character that appears in the “Captain Marvel” movie series.
‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’— March 19, 2021
“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” will be the second MCU show to hit Disney Plus, and MCU franchise producer Kevin Feige has hinted that the series could go on for multiple seasons.
The new series reportedly takes place after the conclusion of “Avengers: Endgame,” in which Captain America gave his shield to Sam Wilson, aka Falcon (Anthony Mackie). The Falcon’s partner is Bucky Barnes, a rehabilitated assassin once known as the Winter Solider.
Baron Zemo, the villain from “Captain America: Civil War,” will return for the six episode series as well.
‘Loki’ – June 11, 2021
Spoiler alert: Loki and all his mischief are coming back.
This is excellent news for those who have been mourning Loki’s death in “Avengers: Endgame.” Tom Hiddleston returns as the Nordic trickster, most likely due to the tesseract that enables him to travel through space and time.
‘What If?’ – Summer 2021
“What If?” is an animated series based in the Marvel Universe. The show focuses on alternate versions of major events from the MCU, allowing viewers to see how small changes can alter the course of different characters.
Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (the Hulk), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), and many more lend their voices to the series.
‘Ms. Marvel’ – Late 2021
“Ms. Marvel” is a live-action show following the origin of Muslim superhero Kamala Khan, who first appeared in Marvel comics in 2013. Kamala is an Avengers super-fan and eventually finds herself struggling to control her own superpowers while balancing her teen life in Jersey City.
Kamala also stars in the “Marvel’s Avengers” game released in September 2020, and the animated movie “Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors” on Disney Plus.
‘Hawkeye’ – TBA
In the “Hawkeye” original series, Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) will mentor and pass the mantle to another young sharpshooter, Kate Bishop. Actress Hailee Steinfeld, who voiced Gwen Stacy in “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” will play Kate.
‘She-Hulk’ – TBA
“She-Hulk” will focus on Jennifer Walters, a lawyer who happens to be the cousin of the Hulk, aka Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo). In the comics, Walters becomes She-Hulk after receiving a blood transfusion from Banner. However, the She-Hulk is in much greater control of her personality when she transforms.
Marvel producer Kevin Feige says the new show will be a 30-minute legal comedy, drawing comparisons to the “She-Hulk” comics written by long-time “Spider-Man” author Dan Slott and Charles Soule. In those books, She-Hulk worked as a defense attorney in cases involving superpowered people.
Tatiana Maslany has been cast to play the title role. Maslany is best known for starring in the sci-fi series “Orphan Black.”
‘Moon Knight’ – TBA
“Moon Knight” is one of the upcoming Marvel projects we know the least about, though it’s been rumored that “Star Wars” star Oscar Isaac will play cloaked avenger Mark Specter.
The “Moon Knight” mythos is more complex than most Marvel heroes, with the character’s mental health and connection to reality frequently coming into question. We’ll have to wait and see which version of the character will be coming to the MCU.
‘Armor Wars’ — TBA
“Don Cheadle” will return to his role as James Rhodes, aka War Machine, in “Armor Wars.” Borrowing its name from a major comic book event, “Armor Wars” explores what happens when Tony Stark is no longer able to protect the weapons he created from those who would use them to do harm.
‘Secret Invasion’ — TBA
“Secret Invasion” is a major Marvel comics event that saw multiple heroes replaced by alien impersonators called Skulls. The Marvel Cinematic Universe introduced the Skrulls in “Captain Marvel” in 2019, but the MCU version of “Secret Invasion” is sure to include a much different set of characters.
Samuel Jackson will appear as Nick Fury for the first time in an MCU show, while Ben Mendelsohn will appear as his Talos character from “Captain Marvel” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”
‘Ironheart’ — TBA
“Ironheart” will star Dominique Thorne as young inventor Riri Williams, who creates a dynamic suit of armor inspired by Tony Stark’s Iron Man.
In the comics, Riri has fought alongside the Avengers and is a member of the teenage superhero team Champions, with Miles Morales and Kamala Khan.
‘The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’ — Holiday 2022
The cast of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” is filming a holiday special on the set of the upcoming movie. The film isn’t due out until 2023, but the holiday special is due out in fall 2022.
James Gunn, writer and director for all three “Guardians” films so far, will also be in charge of the holiday special.
‘I Am Groot’ — TBA
“I Am Groot” will be a collection of animated shorts featuring the fan-favorite character from “Guardians of the Galaxy.” It’s not clear how long or how frequent the shorts will be, but they’re said to star Baby Groot and several new characters.
‘Marvel Hero Project’ – now available
One of the reality programs on Disney Plus is “Marvel Hero Project,” which highlights extraordinary kids who have helped their community.
In each episode, the heroic kids get surprised with the honor of being drawn as superheroes in their very own Marvel comic. The comics will then be available via Marvel Unlimited and the Marvel Digital Comic Store for free.
Marvel TV shows – currently available
- “Spider-Woman” (1979)
- “Spider-Man” (1981)
- “Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends” (1981)
- “X-Men: The Series” (1992)
- “Iron Man” (1994)
- “Fantastic Four” (1994)
- “The Incredible Hulk” (1996)
- “The Silver Surfer” (1998)
- “Avengers: United They Stand” (1999)
- “Spider-Man Unlimited” (1999)
- “X-Men: Evolution” (2000)
- “Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes” (2006)
- “Iron Man: Armored Adventures” (2008)
- “Wolverine and the X-Men” (2009)
- “The Super Hero Squad” (2009)
- “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” (2010)
- “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man” (2012)
- “Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.” (2013)
- “Avengers Assemble” (2013)
- “Agent Carter” (2015)
- “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” (2015)
- “Spider-Man (2017)
- “Inhumans” (2017)
- “Runaways” (2017)
- “Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors” (2018)
- “Marvel 616”
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