If you thought Marvel were finished announcing Disney+ shows after the first batch of news out of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, this weekend’s D23 Expo event was here to correct that. MCU overlord Kevin Feige confirmed that She-Hulk, Ms. Moon Knight and Ms. Marvel would all be coming to screens.
She-Hulk AKA Jennifer Walters, is actually Bruce Banner’s cousin in the comics, gaining her relative’s gamma-radiated superpowers after a blood transfusion required after a near-fatal shooting.
By day, she operates as a successful lawyer, taking on cases in superheroic law—occasionally dabbling in super-powered fisticuffs on the side as She-Hulk. Although in the past it was something that differentiated her from Hulk, her powers kind of work in a similar fashion to how Hulk’s work by the time of Avengers: Endgame, where Jennifer retains her full language capacity and her personality when in her green-hued form. It’ll be interesting to see how Disney handles that character being on screen a lot, though if Avengers: Endgame taught us anything, it’s that Marvel has become rather good at the Hulk. She-Hulk was created by Stan Lee and John Buscema.
Moon Knight has been the subject of rumours before, but is now confirmed as in development for on the streaming service. Created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin for the comics, the story follows former boxer and US Marine, Marc Spector. He left the military to become an international mercenary. But when a mission gone wrong in Egypt left him betrayed and bleeding out in an archaeological dig site, followers of the ancient god Khonshu offered Spector up to their deity, who granted him a second chance at life as well as enhanced strength and durability, which Spector took to become the vigilante crime-fighter Moon Knight.
Ms. Marvel‘s thunder on stage was rather stolen by the story that broke before the panel in The Hollywood Reporter. Feige didn’t confirm any of the details of the series beyond acknowledging their existence. They don’t have set launch dates yet.
Finally, there was little new to reveal about the Loki series, though writer Michael Waldron arrived on stage alongside director Kate Herron (her involvement was announced at the event), and Tom Hiddleston sent a video message apologising for not being there in person (he’s busy with a Broadway play, the slacker) and promising that Loki’s story has only just begun.