September 21, 2023

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The Hollywood strikes delay the Disney+ release schedule, with some shows delayed indefinitely. Get the details here.

Disney+ isn’t immune to the delays we are experiencing due to the strikes that are continuing in Hollywood. Movie companies postponing their upcoming content have caused delays in certain Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) shows on streaming services. Additionally, ongoing strike action has indefinitely delayed three of these shows. Moreover, a show originally scheduled for release in November of this year has been rescheduled for a late 2024 release. Fans are in for a bit of a wait for some series to make their debut. Let’s see what’s happening.

Is Marvel Studios Giving Us a Repeat of 2014?


The second season of  Loki is actually one show that has been spared the delays. Season 2 sees Loki working with Mobius M. Mobius, Hunter B-15, and other members of the Time Variance Authority (TVA) to navigate the multiverse in order to find Sylvie, Ravonna Renslayer, and Miss Minutes. The season will still premiere on October 6th.

Tom Hiddleston as Loki in Marvel Studios’ LOKI, Season 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2023 MARVEL.



The second season of the alternative MCU will premiere this Christmas. In the second season, following the formation of the Guardians of the Multiverse, the Watcher continues to explore more strange worlds, meeting new heroes and keeping the Multiverse. The first episode is titled “What If… Captain Carter Fought the Hydra Stomper?”. The episode focuses on Peggy Carter, also known as Captain Carter. She believes that Steve Rogers, the love of her life, is dead until she discovers he is alive as the Hydra Stomper.

Captain Carter in Marvel Studios’ WHAT IF…? exclusively on Disney+. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.


The solo show for the Alaqua Cox-played character is a spin-off from the series Hawkeye. It was originally due to premiere on November 29th. Now, it will be released in its entirety in January 2024. Following the events of Hawkeye in New York City, Maya Lopez returns to her hometown in Oklahoma, where she must come to terms with her past, reconnect with her Native American roots, and embrace her family and community.

Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez in Marvel Studios’ Echo, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.

X-MEN ’97

The series serves as a revival of X-Men: The Animated Series (1992–97), and the plot will continue where the original series left off. Most of the original vocal cast is returning. The series was due to be released later this year but has now been pushed to an unconfirmed early 2024 release date.

X-Men '97


Before we start, can I vent my frustration with Disney+ and the Marvel Cinematic Universe? It’s annoying that they can’t seem to settle on a subtitle for the series. They first called it House of Harkness, then changed it to Coven of Chaos, and then changed it again to Darkhold Diaries. Kathryn Hahn reprises her role as Agatha Harkness, a powerful witch. Originally set to premiere later this year, the release has been pushed back to late 2024, possibly around Halloween.

Agatha: Darkhold Diaries


The first of the shows that have been removed from the release schedules. Dominique Thorne reprises her role as Riri Williams / Ironheart from the film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. (Read our review here.) It was scheduled to premiere later this year before being moved to 2024.



Strikes have delayed the debut of the upcoming series, originally set for the 2023-2024 television season. Production came to a halt in May and has yet to resume. The show stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Simon Williams/Wonder Man, alongside co-stars Ben Kingsley, Demetrius Grosse, and Ed Harris. Regrettably, Disney+ has removed the series from its release schedule.

Wonder Man


The reboot of the Marvel series that was first created for Netflix. Charlie Cox reprises his role as Matt Murdock / Daredevil from that series as well as his appearances in She-Hulk: Attorney At Law and his cameo in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Vincent D’Onofrio returns as Wilson Fisk / Kingpin and Jon Bernthal will appear as Frank Castle /  The Punisher. The series Echo will tie directly into the reboot as Vincent D’Onofrio will appear in that show as well. Production was shut down in June due to the writers’ strike, meaning that the series has been removed from the release schedule.


We will keep you informed of any further developments in this continuing story. Check back here at The Future Of The Force for any news on this or any other breaking stories.

Source: THR





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