At The Walt Disney Company‘s D23 Expo in August 2019, then-Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced that they were in development on three Disney+ live-action series: Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk. Now we flash ahead a few months (which in the world of geek/pop culture can feel like years) and some things have clearly changed…
With Feige now pretty much “Overlord of All Things Marvel” (not his official title), Jeph Loeb is reportedly setting sails from Marvel by the end of this year – and probably to an exclsuive deal with WarnerMedia‘s HBO Max running their DC Universe “hub” (just our “bold prediction”).
We know Marvel’s Helstrom is moving forward but Marvel’s Ghost Rider is DOA, and then you have Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, Runaways, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ending their run. The adult animated Marvel block spearheaded by Loeb for Hulu featuring Howard the Duck, M.O.D.O.K., and Hit-Monkey (and team-up series Marvel’s The Offenders) appear to be a go – for now – but Tigra & Dazzler Show just recently underwent a creative overhaul.
Thankfully, it appears the change hasn’t impacted the three anounced series, with The Umbrella Academy series creator Jeremy Sister being tapped to develop and lead the writers’ room on Moon Knight. But that’s not all: Emmy award-winner Jessica Gao (Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty) is set to develop and lead the writers’ room on She-Hulk (both The Hollywood Reporter exclusives). Both Sister and Gao were announced in November 2019 and join British writer Bisha K. Ali (Hulu’s Four Weddings and a Funeral), who is reportedly on board to write and serve as showrunner on Ms. Marvel, which will introduce young hero Kamala Khan to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
At this weekend’s CCXP pop culture and entertainment convention/expo, Feige offered eager fans some very timely good news. Speaking during the Marvel Studios panel, Feige revealed that he expects production on the three projects to be completed by the end of 2020 – possibly putting the series on track for an earlier-than-expected 2021 debut and not 2022 as first projected.