Disney spared no expense in jacking up their presence during the Super Bowl with the many commercials they had all throughout the event. The most eye-catching of which is the teaser for their upcoming TV shows on their streaming platform Disney+.
In one commercial, there are snippets of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, MCU vets that we last saw in Avengers: Endgame. TFATWS is a continuation of the two’s somewhat buddy cop setup, teaming up to tackle the world to test their mettle. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is scheduled to be premiered on Disney+ this coming fall.
After the Falcon and the Winter Soldier clips, WandaVision was up next. Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany continue their role as Wanda Maximoff and Vision respectively. The flavor of WandaVision is a mixture of old-school sitcoms with that classic comedy twist that adds a different taste to what people have been used to with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Kat Dennings from Two Broke Girls and Fresh Off the Boat‘s Randall Park will be joining Bettany and Olsen, reprising their roles as Darcy Lewis and Jimmy Woo.
Loki closes the Marvel teaser with a very brief glimpse of Tom Hiddleston as his infamous and beloved character, Loki with a cool and ominous line saying, “I’m going to burn this place to the ground” while being apparently held prisoner somewhere. The series will take place after the events of Avengers: Endgame and is scheduled to be released in 2021. Owen Wilson has allegedly been cast in the show as well in an undisclosed significant role.
It’s good to see that Disney/Marvel is now focusing more on the ‘lesser’ Marvel superheroes now that the majority of the main guys like Iron Man and Captain America (Steve Rogers) are now either retired or dead. This shift in focus will be quite interesting given that the majority of fans have been pulled towards the main Avengers members and how Marvel will maneuver their way into making the ‘B’ guys be the ones up front in their lineup now.
Disney has been ramping up their activities for their streaming platform as the streaming war with Netflix and the other streaming providers rages on. Their presence in the Super Bowl alone will probably help then boost more interest and attention to their products and services using both nostalgias from previous films and celebrities who are/were part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and them enticing audiences to be excited of their upcoming new movies and series.