Disney and Marvel drop new teasers at Super Bowl

Marvel Studios have unveiled a brand new teaser for its upcoming three Disney+ series at their Big Super Bowl advertising spot. Though much footage wasn’t revealed, the teaser includes clips from the Falcon and Winter Soldier, Loki and WandaVision. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier saw Anthony Mackie’s Sam ‘Falcon’ Wilson pick up Captain America’s shield and maneuver around with it. The series takes up from where Avengers: Endgame ended with Steve Rogers handing over his Captain America shield to Sam, as Steve Rogers’ best friends try to navigate a world devoid of him. The show brings back Mackie’s Wilson and Sebastian Stan’s Bucky ‘Winter Soldier’ Barnes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The teaser also showed a glimpse of Zemo’s return, the villain made famous in Captain America: Civil War (2016).
WandaVisions footage showed off scenes of Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany’s Vision interacting with each other in a house. The show was previously teased at Disney’s D23 convention and will focus on their relationship. Loki had the least amount of screen time, but showed actor Tom Hiddleston back in the role. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is one of two big Marvel series hitting Disney+ this year. The company previously announced that WandaVision would receive a 2020 release date, earlier than its original 2021 release date. Both WandaVision and Falcon and the Winter Soldier will tie into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel fans are eagerly waiting for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier as Marvel’s first big Disney+ series. Since the launch of Disney+, the integration between the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the TV shows will be very crucial going forward. Kevin Feige, the MCU Boss, now looks after all of Marvel Entertainment both cinematically and television. Prior to the Disney+ launch, Jeph Loeb supervised the various Marvel shows on various Disney networks, and streaming services like Hulu and Netflix, which changed late last year. Besides these three, Hawkeye, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and Moonknight are slated in the coming years.
Apart from the Disney+ series, Marvel also launched another teaser of Black Widow at the new Super Bowl TV spot, which aired on 2 February. Black Widow marks the beginning of Phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will show Scarlett Johansson reprising her role as Natasha Romanoff after the events of Captain America : Civil War (2016).  The new trailer also gives fans a closer look at David Harbour as the fatherly character Alexei Shostakov, also known as the Red Guardian, as well as Rachel Weisz as the character Melina.  Disney has also launched the trailer of the live-action adaptation of Mulan at their Super Bowl spot. The official synopsis goes:  When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honoured warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested at every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.  Mulan features a celebrated international cast including – Yifei Liu as Mulan, Donnie Yen as Commander Tung, Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan, Yoson An as Cheng Honghui, with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem ‘The Ballad of Mulan’.