10 Disney+ shows to look forward to in 2022
Since its launch in late 2019, Disney+ has steadily become one of the most popular streaming services. One of the main reasons for its success is the huge catalog of content, but it has only added more original movies and TV shows over time.
2021 expanded on things like The Mandalorian and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series with more than star wars universe and several groundbreaking series set in the MCU. 2022 should only add to that with some exciting new shows on the horizon, not even counting those returning for new seasons.
The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder (February 23)
There are dozens of Disney Channel Original shows that fans loved growing up and still care about today. One that often flies under the radar is The proud familyalthough it shouldn’t be, as it was one of the most interesting anime series on the network.
It ended in 2005, but Disney+ is enjoying a revival, The proud family: stronger and prouder. Most of the original actors return, while new voice actors like Zachary Quinto and Billy Porter join them. The revival will also take place in the 2020s, giving it a modern twist.
Moon Knight (March 30)
It’s always interesting to see which characters and actors join the massive MCU franchise. 2021 has been a huge year for them, with four feature films and five TV series arriving on Disney+. 2022 is set to be even bigger and the first new character to enter the fray will be Moon Knight.
While not a household name, the comic book character should be a great addition given his dissociative identity disorder and his roots in lore relating to Egyptian gods. The title character will be played by the talented Oscar Isaac and the supporting cast includes Ethan Hawke. Fans are already thrilled after seeing the trailer.
Most of the shows coming to Disney+ this year don’t have official release dates yet, but fans around the world are still eagerly awaiting many of them. One with a ton of hype is Andorwhich centers around Cassian Andor, a character who debuted in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Diego Luna will reprise his role as Cassian Andor, while Forest Whitaker will also return as Saw Gerrera. The whole thing should take place at the start of the rebellion, which was expected given Andor’s death at the end of the film. The larger the Star Wars universe can be, the better in the eyes of many.
Although it is considered one of the best films ever made by Disney Animation Studios, Big Hero 6 isn’t often mentioned in the same iconic breath as the likes of Frozen Where Moana from the 2010s. That being said, it spawned several spinoffs from one show of the same name to the next Baymax!
The titular Baymax is a healthcare robot that audiences fell in love with during the film. This animated show will follow Baymax working as a nurse to help the people of San Fransokyo. Although the stakes are lower than on the superhero side of the franchise, it will again be a lot of fun.
Ms. Marvel (mid-2022)
Another new character entering the MCU is Ms. Marvel. Disney+ Wonder 616 The series revealed that the character had a huge impact on her debut as young girls gravitated towards the teenager, as did people who were thrilled to have a Pakistani-American Muslim as their superhero.
While many things are not known Ms. Marvel for now, the cast and crew are impressive on paper and the titular hero will reprise the role in Wonders in 2023. It doubles as a coming of age and considering how well the MCU has done with Spider-Man in that department, it’s shaping up to be something great.
Again, the MCU is debuting a new hero, but this one has been known to comic book readers for decades. She-Hulk is actually one of the most popular Marvel Comics heroes yet to appear in the MCU, but that will change this year, with the titular character played by Tatiana Maslany.
Having the versatile and incredible talents of Maslany is sure to do She-Hulk a hit, as did a supporting cast that includes Jameela Jamil and Reneé Elise Goldsberry. It’s also fun to note that Mark Ruffalo will return as the Hulk and Tim Roth will return as the Abomination. To top it off, focusing on legal stories could introduce other interesting characters.
Whenever people think Disney has the rights to Lucasfilm, their minds tend to go to Star Wars. While that makes sense, Lucasfilm is also behind it willowa 1988 fantasy film that some say has only gotten better and more popular over the past few decades.
The announcement of a sequel TV series was unexpected but welcome and it debuts this year. Warwick Davis will reprise his role as the Wizard, though the rest of the cast will consist mostly of new additions. Longtime fans of the film will certainly appreciate this.
Obi Wan Kenobi (2022)
Probably the two most anticipated Star Wars shows are Ahsoka (planned for 2023) and Obi Wan Kenobi. While previous films received mixed reviews at best, one aspect that was almost universally praised was Ewan McGregor’s work as Obi-Wan and he will be able to reprise the role for this series.
The show is set a decade after the events of Revenge of the Sith, with Obi-Wan watching over a young Luke Skywalker on Tatooine. It will be interesting to see Obi-Wan at this point in his life, and the addition of Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader is one of the biggest Star Wars announcements of all time.
On the surface, Zootopia+ is going to be unlike almost anything that comes to the streaming service. Planned as a series of shorts, the show will take full advantage of the interesting world that was set up in 2016 zootopiaa well-received Disney animated film.
In the film, anthropomorphic animals co-exist and have jobs and lives just like humans do in the real world. Again, not a ton is confirmed on the Zootopia+ show but it will be an anthology series following popular shrews, tigers and sloths.
Secret Invasion (late 2022)
Back to the MCU, Secret Invasion has the potential to be one of the franchise’s biggest shows. The comic’s storyline involved Skrulls coming to Earth and taking over the roles of humans, including many of the heroes readers had come to love.
It’s unclear if the show will go this route, especially since the Skrulls weren’t depicted as evil in Captain Marvel. The show will star Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn as Nick Fury and Talos, while also marking the MCU debuts of Kingsley Ben-Adir, Emilia Clarke and Oscar winner Olivia Colman.
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