A few months ago, Marvel Studios delayed most of its upcoming Disney+ offerings, suggesting the days of us getting as many as five TV shows or Special Presentations per year are now over.
In fact, it looks like we'll be lucky to get even two a year, something which hasn't been helped by the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. On the live-action side, for example, we only expect Echo and Agatha: Darkhold Diaries to hit the streaming service in 2024.
More Marvel Studios listing on the U.S. Copyright Office has surfaced today, confirming the current planned premiere date for the WandaVision spin-off is September 19. With that news comes a synopsis for the premiere.
"In the first episode, we see Agatha finally break out of a spell she has been trapped in," it reads. "She can’t wait to go back to her old murderous ways only to find that she is powerless. The only way forward for her is to embark on a perilous quest to get her powers back with the help of an unlikely friend or two."
That actually sounds like a great premise for the show and could explain why the villain - who has a habit of stealing powers - seeks out Billy Maximoff.
Unfortunately, Marvel Studios now expects Daredevil: Born Again to premiere in January 2025. The show was in the middle of shooting when the strikes shut down production so, as disappointing as this is, it was perhaps to be expected.
By far the biggest shocker is Ironheart being listed for an approximate September 2025 release. Set photos for the series started doing the rounds last August, so production on this one wrapped up a long time ago. Presumably, Marvel Studios is taking its time in order to get the VFX right and to launch the show in closer proximity to the Armor Wars movie.
Going back to a quantity-over-quality approach when it comes to the MCU is no bad thing, though we're sure many of you will be left disappointed by these updates.
As always, keep checking back here for the latest on all these shows.