Last week’s Disney Plus announcement was a lot to digest. With over 50 projects announced—from Marvel to Star Wars to FX—we sifted through them all to determine what we’re most excited for in the years to come.
Our Favorite Upcoming Projects From the 2020 Disney Investor Day Announcement
If we learned anything from the past ten years of Marvel movies, it’s that they certainly found a formula for what works. After all, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is currently the highest-grossing film franchise in history, with almost $23 Billion in revenue according to Box Office Mojo. However, at the end of the ‘Infinity Saga’ as the first three phases of Marvel films were known, it was clear that something new was needed to shake things up.
The premise for the show reads: “Set after the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Wanda Maximoff and Vision are living the ideal suburban life in the town of Westview, trying to conceal their powers. But as they begin to enter new decades and encounter television tropes, the couple suspects things are not as they seem.”
The show will also tie into the upcoming Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, which is guaranteed to be super trippy and unlike anything we’ve seen in a Marvel release before.
Be ready for things to get weird.
It’s no secret that The Mandalorian has been unquestionably the biggest success for the Disney+ streaming service. An original piece of programming that attracted both hard-core Star Wars fans and more casual watchers alike, the show also spawned a worldwide pop culture phenomenon in ‘Baby Yoda.’ Going off that success, it was only logical that Disney and LucasFilm would capitalize on the show’s popularity by expanding the Star Wars universe even more on the platform.
In season two of The Mandalorian, Rosario Dawson portrayed Ahsoka Tano, a much-beloved character from the Clone Wars animated series. On The Clone Wars show, Tano served as Anakin Skywalker's (the future Darth Vader) padawan learner, a Jedi in training.
Dawson's appearance was the first portrayal of the character in live-action and is serving as a launching pad for her own series. Given Ahsoka’s popularity and the setup for a showdown with one of Star Wars' best villains, Grand Admiral Thrawn, this show is one you won't want to miss.
'It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia'
Aside from all of the announcements of major Star Wars and Marvel projects, Disney also released updates on many of their FX shows.
One of the most groundbreaking announcements was the renewal of cult comedy It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which was renewed for four more seasons, bringing the program’s run-up to a whopping 18 seasons. This will make it the longest-running live-action sitcom of all time.
Anything from this show’s co-creator Taika Waititi (director of The Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Thor: Ragnarok, Jojo Rabbit) immediately jumps to the top of my watch list. There isn’t a ton known about the show yet, but all we know is that it’s a half-hour comedy/coming-of-age story that follows four Native American teenagers growing up on a reservation in Oklahoma. Anything Waititi touches turns to gold, so we can’t wait for this one.
For a full breakdown of everything that Disney announced, check out the full thread above. There's truly something for everyone coming, so get excited!