EXPANDING THE UNIVERSE: Everything We Learned From Marvel's Disney+ Sneak Peek

EXPANDING THE UNIVERSE: Everything We Learned From Marvel's Disney+ Sneak Peek

Disney+ has launched with an Expanding The Universe special delving into all the Marvel TV shows coming to the streaming service and we've now rounded up all the new details the documentary reveals...

By JoshWilding - Nov 12, 2019 09:11 AM EST
Filed Under: Marvel Studios
One of the biggest surprises on Disney+ at launch day was thirteen minute Marvel Studios documentary titled Expanding The Universe. Featuring looks ahead to all the shows which have been announced for the new streaming service, there was even a ton of never before seen concept art (if you missed that on the site earlier today, check it out by clicking HERE).

Now, though, we're delving into all the new reveals in this must-see sneak peek. 

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, What If?, and Hawkeye all get touched on and with quotes from the show's producers, we now know that time-travel will definitely factor into the God of Mischief's return and that Jeremy Renner's time as Clint Barton is winding down. 

There are some great new snippets of intel here, so hit the "View List" button to check them out!



Surprisingly, the sneak peek doesn't reveal any concept art from Loki but we do get a better idea of what to expect from the Disney+ series, including confirmation that the God of Mischief will travel through time and that we'll follow the version of the character from Avengers: Endgame

"There's a huge time-travel component," producer Stephen Broussard reveals. "There will be a man on the run quality to it and we get the chance to explore more human sides of Loki."
"We're finally going to see him on his backfoot," adds producer Kevin Wright. "This is him being put in a position where he doesn't have all the answers and where he's been thrown a curveball by life." The question on the lips of most fans, of course, is whether he'll return to the main timeline!

The Falcon And The Winter Soldier


"We don't want it to be all action all the time," showrunner Malcolm Spellman says in regards to what we can expect from Marvel's first TV series on Disney+. "We need to go home with these characters and we need to spend time really unearthing who they are and since we've got great actors, put them in situations where they get to really show what they can do."
Adds Zoie Nagelhout, "We can create the same exciting, high end action sequences but then inbetween those set pieces we get to dive deeper into the character beats. It's the best of both worlds." In other words, we're going to really delve into what makes both Bucky and Sam Wilson tick and that's no bad thing, especially now they're going from supporting players to leads.



Despite the fact shooting has already started, there's no new concept art for WandaVision included in this sneak peek. However, producer Mary Livanos does drop one very interest titbit.

"So much of the fun of watching this show for fans will be the unexpected discovery of where and when in the MCU this series takes place," she teases, "and how it all fits into that larger picture."

When and where? Could that teased 50s sitcom setting be more literal than we thought?



Hawkeye is another TV show that's still some way off and the concept art from the show featuring Kate Bishop obviously isn't based on any one actress in particular (Hailee Steinfeld remains the only star Marvel Studios have approached). However, producer Trinh Tran has now revealed that the focus of the series will indeed be Clint Barton passing on the mantle of Hawkeye.

"She's a new, young mentee he can train to eventually take over the mantle as Hawkeye one day," she reveals when asked about Kate Bishop's role in proceedings. With that in mind, it sounds like Jeremy Renner's time as Hawkeye is nearing its end and this show will likely serve as his final adventure.

What If?


Not a huge amount of a new details were revealed about What If? but plenty of footage from the series was revealed. However, producer Brad Winderbaum did point out that, "We're going to explore corners of the universe that might be untouched which is really exciting."

With any luck, that means we'll get to explore corners of the MCU we've never visited before, something which was seemingly evident from the appearance of a zombie version of Captain America! After all, the Marvel Zombies concept is one this series could have great fun with!
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LongMayHeReign - 11/12/2019, 10:04 AM
GeneralZod - 11/12/2019, 11:09 AM
@LongMayHeReign - say whhaaat?
Comicbookart - 11/12/2019, 10:09 AM
They need to allow Loki to become an actual magic user. Loki in the comics is one of the most powerful sorcerers in existence.

Out of all the shows mentioned here, Wandavision is the most interesting to me. I'm intrigued that the producer says it will be a surprise when and what time the show takes place. Can't wait.
HeavyMetal4Life - 11/12/2019, 10:12 AM
Between The Mandalorian and this MCU Expanding the Universe news, today has been a good day for us fans!
WeaponXCII - 11/12/2019, 10:13 AM
Off-topic: Just remembered it’s been one year ago today- seems like it was just yesterday. RIP Stan.

GeneralZod - 11/12/2019, 11:07 AM
@WeaponXCII - Thank you for posting! Great day to remember Stan.
DeadWade213 - 11/12/2019, 10:15 AM
Has anyone seen the deleted scenes from Endgame?
Nebula - 11/12/2019, 10:28 AM
@DeadWade213 - Here's Tony and Morgan (played by Katherine Langford) immediately after the snap. https://www.reddit.com/r/marvelstudios/comments/dv8a75/avengers_endgame_tony_teenage_morgan_stark/

It's uhh.. no good.
bkmeijer2 - 11/12/2019, 10:53 AM
@DeadWade213 - I did. And to be honest, I understand why they were deleted
WakandaTech - 11/12/2019, 10:19 AM
Wanted to see this badass MCU look

GodHercules20 - 11/12/2019, 12:29 PM
@WakandaTech - His costume better be jet silver with warm grey accent
knocturnalzen10 - 11/12/2019, 10:21 AM
"Everything we need to know about late fees with Josh's rent payments "
WakandaTech - 11/12/2019, 10:25 AM
Now that Feige has confirmed Moon Knight will appear in a Movie

I wonder which one will it be

L0RDbuckethead - 11/12/2019, 10:27 AM
Tonic24k - 11/12/2019, 10:48 AM
"Expanding the Universe" was incredible! Gave my hype meters a serious jolt.

Btw, you losers with torrents get the see this yet? Lol
bkmeijer2 - 11/12/2019, 10:54 AM
I’m really starting to think the Ancient One is gonna show up in Loki. Especially with the tome travel component
Vigor - 11/12/2019, 11:40 AM
@MalseMarcel - the exciting thing is we don't know who will cameo in these shows but the possibilities are endless
Spidey91 - 11/12/2019, 10:57 AM
"We can create the same exciting, high end action sequences but then inbetween those set pieces we get to dive deeper into the character beats. It's the best of both worlds."

that's what you might call..."cinema".
ALF9001 - 11/12/2019, 11:15 AM
If loki is a limited series, it should end with a post credits scene tying him back to endgame.

Loki is having a drink in an alien, western-y space tabern. He can hear someone walking up to him, and just when he is starting to mumble "my dear brother, how i've missed..." captain america sits next to him, and casually puts mjonlir in the bar. Cut to black.

I like to think that cap had to return everything back to normal, including Loki.
Vigor - 11/12/2019, 11:40 AM
@ALF9001 - I'd love that tbh
CorndogBurglar - 11/12/2019, 11:45 AM
@ALF9001 - Thats the problem with Endgame. They have you believe that returning Mjolnir and the stones back to where they took them somehow fixed something. It didn't, and wouldn't have, based on their own explanation.

You can't change the future by changing the past. If you change the past it just creates a new timeline.

So the second they remove those items from the past a new timeline would be created. And since you can't change the future, if they replace those items back at the exact same time they took them, it wouldn't "fix" the new timeline that was created when they took them. It would actually create a 3rd timeline. We would have the original timeline. The timeline where the items were taken. And then a 3rd timeline where the items were taken, then replaced.

And that isn't even taking into account the fact that as soon as they arrived in the past, it would have instantly created a new timeline as well, because now there were two Cap's existing in the past at once. So now history was changed.

See? Such a mess.
smgmayhem - 11/12/2019, 12:57 PM
@CorndogBurglar - They explained that as long as the stones themselves were returned the other realities would remain intact. The Infinity stones are the keys that hold time together in the MCU.
XelCorp - 11/12/2019, 1:38 PM
@smgmayhem - we’ll see about that.. what’s the use of this so called introduction to the “multiverse” then if we are no longer dealing with the infinity stones? How does Wanda’s reality warping powers factor into this by creating alternate branches in reality/time? They must’ve accidentally stabbed themselves in the foot with this whole infinity stone things because that is not how it should and will work. Watch them change their tune.
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