This Is How The New Marvel Disney+ Shows Will Link To The Movies

Turns out the shows introduce a lot of important characters.

When Disney+ launches later this year they’ll start premiering a number of TV shows that will tie in with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While they’re definitely not the first Marvel TV shows, they will be the first to actually link directly to the movies.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will premiere in late 2020 and has been described as a buddy cop show featuring Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes, who, as we know, don’t exactly get on that well.

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The pair first started out as enemies in the movies and have been competing for the title of Steve Rogers’ best friend after becoming reluctant allies.

ScreenRant reports that in the show we’ll likely see the pair responding to Steve chose Sam to take over the Captain America mantle over Bucky.

Joe Russo, one of the Avengers: Endgame co-directors, has previously said in an interview with ComicBook.Com that Steve chose Sam because Bucky’s mind isn’t quite right after being taken over so many times.

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“Cap and Bucky are brothers but you know what’s interesting about them is they’re very different people and I think that Bucky always has the ability to have his mind corrupted, it can always be taken over by someone else. That hasn’t been resolved for him and Sam has his free will and I think that Sam also had a similar ethic as Cap as far as service goes in the military.”

What doesn’t really make sense, though, is why the name still has Falcon in it and not Captain America. Bucky is also technically known as White Wolf as opposed to his Hydra assassin name the Winter Soldier.

In the show, we’ll see how Sam adjusts to being the new Captain America and the reaction of the country.

Baron Zemo, the villain from Captain America: Civil War will also return to the show and Peggy Carter’s grand-niece Sharon Carter will also be back.

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The Doctor Strange sequel will feature Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff in a supporting role so, in the Disney+ series WandaVision, we’ll see how Wanda ends up in that movie and under Doctor Strange’s tutelage.

The TV series will also explain how Vision comes back to life after dying in Avengers: Infinity War when Thanos took the Mind Stone from his head, which should be interesting.

Carol Danver’s best friend’s daughter Monica Rambeau, will also appear in WandaVision, but it’s not known what she’ll be doing, however, we do know in the comics she becomes the next Captain Marvel and eventually leads the Avengers. So, that’s pretty exciting!

The Loki TV series will focus on what happened to the trickster God when he escapes with the Space Stone in the 2012 time travel scene when Tony Stark drops it in Endgame.

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What If…? will explore a number of events in the Infinity Saga and how they could have been different if one or two small things changed. According to ScreenRant, one of the ideas that’s rumoured to end up on the show is: “What if Loki found Thor’s hammer?”

Hawkeye will show Clint Barton re-adjusting to life as himself and not his vigilante persona Ronin. It will also show him training his protegé Kate Bishop, who will eventually take the Hawkeye mantle.

It seems like most of these shows are setting up the future of the MCU and hint at a lot of movies and characters that have yet to be announced.

Disney+ Is Coming To Aus Sooner Than We Thought And You Won’t Have To Give Up Avo Toast To Afford It

Hell. Yes.

Get excited, guys, Disney+ has finally announced its Australian release date and it’s much sooner than expected – oh, not only that, but it’s actually affordable.

Australia will actually be one of the first five countries to gain access to the streaming service. It launches in the US, Canada and the Netherlands of all places on November 13, then on November 19 it’ll be available for Australia and New Zealand.

In a press release, Disney announced it will cost Aussie users either $8.99 a month or $89 for the full year. A standard Netflix account costs $13.99 a month and a standard Stan account is $14 a month, so Disney+ is one of the cheaper streaming services available.

They said, “Disney+ will launch in Canada and the Netherlands in tandem with the US on November 12th, priced at $8.99CAD per month (or $89.99 per year) and €6.99 per month (or €69.99 per year), respectively.”

“The following week, Disney+ will launch in Australia and New Zealand on November 19th, priced at $8.99AUD per month (or $89.99 per year) and $9.99NZD per month (or $99.99 per year), respectively.”

They added, “Disney+ will offer fans of all ages a new way to experience the unparalleled content from the company’s iconic entertainment brands, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more, and will be available on nearly all major mobile and connected TV devices at launch with global distribution agreements in place with Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku, and Sony.”

According to Gizmodo, Disney confirmed earlier this year that the first episode of The Mandalorian will be available from the launch date of the service.

At the moment Australians are able to watch a lot of Disney’s titles on Stan, so if you don’t plan on getting Disney+, I’d recommend watching as much of that content as you can now!

Some of the original Disney+ shows include:

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

The Mandalorian

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Monsters at Work

Diary of a Female President

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (season 7)



Marvel’s What If…?


Untitled Cassian Andor series

'Community' Star Yvette Nicole Brown Didn't Even Know She Was In 'Avengers: Endgame'

It came as quite a shock!

When Community star Yvette Nicole Brown went to see Avengers: Endgame in the cinema, she had absolutely no idea she was going to see herself on the big screen.

Let’s be honest, the MCU features so many cameos and A-list stars it can be pretty difficult to keep up with who’s in what movie – Gwyneth Paltrow, for example, doesn’t even know which movies she’s appeared in. But a lot of stars who make cameos are over the moon if they manage to make the final cut, like Brown.

The actress worked on Community with Joe and Anthony Russo and was so happy to receive the call up to make a cameo in the MCU. However, when she watched Avengers: Infinity War she thought she’d been cut from the movie and was left feeling very disappointed.

But what she didn’t know at the time was that her cameo was actually for Endgame which was shot directly after Infinity War.

The actress appears in the 1970s storyline and plays a government worker who ends up in the lift with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) and Steve Rogers (Chris Evans).

In an interview with CNN, Brown reveals the Russo brothers were in the middle of shooting the two films when she got the call.

“I was on the set of The Mayor for ABC and I got a text from Joe Russo,” she recalled.

“He said, ‘Hey, what are you doing two weeks from now?’ And I called him — I didn’t even text back. I called him! ‘Is it? Is this it?’ He said, ‘This is it. It’s your turn. This is the call.'”

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She explained she immediately called The Mayor‘s showrunner asking for the week off, “I was like, ‘I need next week off, because I’ve got to do this thing!’ And luckily, because Marvel is also under the Disney-ABC umbrella, they worked everything out and I was able to go to Atlanta for a couple of days and knock it out.”

“I don’t dream that big,” she confessed. “[But] after the Russos took over, I thought, ‘There’s a good chance.’ There’s a lot of people on Community, and there’s not enough movies for everybody to have a moment, so I was so excited that I got my chance.”

She added that one of the best parts of the experience was seeing what RDJ and Chris Evans were like on set.

“I got to see them outside of their superhero costumes… They’re really nice people. I’ve always thought it’s great if you’re talented and you’re rich and you’re whatever, Captain America – that’s great. How’s your heart as a human being? Those two men are lovely human beings.”

She added that it isn’t easy being the new person on set with people who have worked together for years, but added they “welcomed me as if I was playing Queen Bee, the new crime fighter. So it was really lovely”.

When her cameo didn’t appear in Infinity War she took it in her stride, “I just said, ‘Well, it was nice. It’s the thought that counts.’ And I forgot about it.”

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A year later, almost two years after shooting her scene, she was at the cinema as a fan watching Endgame and at around two hours in she saw the bunker where her character worked.

“I’m sitting there with a group of [friends] in my seat like ‘This is going to be it. Oh my God, it’s an elevator! It’s me!’ I’m just sitting there, biting the inside of my jaw. I was so freaking excited, I can’t even tell you. So frigging excited! My friends were, too.”

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Her friends also had no idea she was going to appear on screen, “I kept that secret for two years… That NDA was iron-clad. I really needed my left foot, so I never told anybody.”

However, one downside was that because she didn’t know she was in the movie, she didn’t attend the premiere.

In an Instagram post shared after the spoiler ban lifted, Brown put up photos from her day on set, writing, “Totally wasn’t supposed to take ANY of these pictures but I wanted to have these memories to keep and share AND I ‘sat’ on them for almost TWO years! Put them in an encrypted folder and everything. I should get some points for that!”

She added, “The set chair says #InfinityWar because that’s how long ago I shot my scenes. I actually thought I was gonna be in ‘Infinity War’! When I wasn’t in that film, I figured my scene got cut — it happens — and was just happy for the experience. But look at GOD!”

There have actually been many stars who have appeared on Community also appear in the MCU, but it’s likely that most of these instances are a coincidence. But the Russo brothers specifically choose to have stars of the show appear in their MCU movies.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier was the first MCU movie the Russos worked on and features a cameo from Danny Pudi, who is Abed Nadir on Community. In the movie, he’s a S.H.I.E.L.D. communications officer named Moore who is working with Cap, Sam and Natasha take over the communications room.

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Jim Rash, who played Dean Pelton on the show appeared in Captain America: Civil War as the M.I.T. Liaison who speaks to Tony about his generous donation.

Ken Jeong appears very early in Endgame as the security guard in the storage facility when Scott Lang finally escapes the Quantum Realm.

There are a few other minor Community stars who also appear in the Russo movies like D.C. Pierson and Aaron Himelstein.

Donald Glover also famously appears in Spider-Man: Homecoming (which isn’t a Russo movie), as a nod to the campaign to have him cast as Miles Morales.

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