Marvel Announces Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, Fantastic Four, Secret Invasion and More

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In addition to releasing the first trailers for several upcoming Disney+ shows, Marvel also had a lot of other interesting tidbits to announce this week. They unveiled several new Disney+ series including Ironheart, Armor Wars and Secret Invasion as well as a Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special and the long-rumoured Fantastic Four movie is finally confirmed and now has a director attached. The full breakdown of the major Marvel announcements is as follows:

  • James Gunn will write and direct the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, coming to Disney+ in 2022 and to be shot at the same time as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
  • Jon Watts (Spider-Man: Homecoming) will direct a Fantastic Four movie for Marvel Studios
  • Ironheart, an upcoming Disney+ series will star Dominique Thorne engineering protégé Riri Williams
  • Armor Wars, an upcoming Disney+ series will star Don Cheadle and examine one of “Tony Stark’s biggest fears”
  • Secret Invasion is a new series coming to Disney+ with Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role as the SHIELD director alongside Ben Mendelsohn’s Skull shapeshifter Talos
  • Peyton Reed will return for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania along with Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Hailee Steinfeld is confirmed to play Kate Bishop in the Disney+ Hawkeye series, while Vera Farmiga, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton and Alaqua Cox have also joined the cast
  • Tatiana Maslany is confirmed as She-Hulk while Mark Ruffalo and Tim Roth will appear as Bruce Banner and Abomination in the She-Hulk series
  • The Moon Knight series, directed by Mohamed Diab, is about a “complex vigilante who suffers from dissociative identity disorder” and will draw from Egyptian iconography
  • Christian Bale is confirmed as Gorr the God Butcher in Thor: Love and Thunder
  • Marvel Studios will not recast Chadwick Boseman as King T’Challa of Wakanda in Black Panther II

Florence Pugh was also recently reported to be appearing in the Hawkeye series, reprising the role of spy and assassin Yelena Belova from Black Widow. Oscar Isaac was not officially confirmed for Moon Knight, despite recent news that he is in negotiations to star. As with the recent Star Wars announcements, the majority of this news revolves around Disney+, which is clearly becoming a major priority for Marvel. Are you looking forward to any of these Marvel projects?