As part of the unveiling of its Disney+ service during an investors call today, Disney also took the time to announce new TV series and short films in the works.
First up, Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige confirms the animated series “What If” is coming. Each episode will take a pivotal moment from the MCU and turn it on its head, leaving audiences into uncharted territory. The first episode explores the idea “What If Peggy Carter Became Captain America”.
Feige also confirms that post-“Avengers: Endgame,” the MCU will be ‘extremely different’ and “extremely focused on Disney+ tying into our future”. “WandaVision” was announced as the title of the Scarlet Witch & Vision series, along with “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” and “Loki” series, but no further details for those shows were revealed. Separately it was revealed ‘Falcon’ and “What If” will launch in the first year – the other two are being saved for the second year.
The service is also eyeing a TV series adaptation of last year’s Fox 2000 critically acclaimed gay teen romance feature “Love, Simon”. Director Greg Berlanti will apparently not be involved with the series, though original scribes Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger are developing the work.
A TV series based on the 1993 film “The Sandlot” is also on the way. Original helmer David Mickey Evans will write and executive produce the series which will be set in 1984, 22 years after the original film – meaning the original actors would be the right age to play older versions of themselves.
Also coming is “Forky Asks a Question” which is a ten-episode short film series featuring the new “Toy Story 4” character on his own adventures, while “Lamplight” is a short film exploring what happened to Bo-Peep between Toy Story 2 & 3.
Finally, Alan Tudyk has been confirmed to reprise his role as Imperial droid turned rebel spy K-2S0 from “Rogue One” in the upcoming Cassian Andor series. Tudyk is scheduled to appear at Star Wars Celebration this weekend in Chicago.