Marvel In-Depth Analysis


WandaVision, a wacky story that takes place after the events of Avengers Endgame, was released on Jan. 15. There were nine episodes, with the final airing on March 5. This is definitely a fantastic watch, but it can be very confusing without having seen the previous movies. 

Next, we have The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. This series began airing on March 19 and concluded on April 23 with a total of six episodes. This series has definitely been my personal favorite so far. It takes place after both Endgame and WandaVision, and it follows the lives of Sam Wilson, the Falcon, and Bucky Barnes, the Winter Soldier. Both series handle very serious issues, such as racism, immigration, and grief. 

On June 11, the series premiere of Loki was supposed to be released on Disney+, but after an announcement made by Disney on May 5, it was revealed that the show would instead be released on June 9. This series follows Loki as he attempts to fix the universe’s timeline after it  became disorganized in Endgame. It was one of the best shows I have watched in a while, and I definitely recommend it. All episodes are now streaming on Disney+.

 Senior Sophia Sullivan said, “I’m most excited for Loki because, as of now, we don’t know where his story is going or whether he is alive.” This was a very entertaining watch, similar to the other content Marvel has graced its fans with.   

Another series that concluded on Sept. 15  was What If?, an animated series based on a comic that posed questions like, “What if Peggy received the super serum instead of Steve?” This was released Aug. 11, and though I have yet to finish the series, it was probably the most original and interesting idea that I have seen so far. “When I was a kid, the What If?-series of comics was one of my favorites, so the fact that Marvel is making a series about it is way cool,” said Lynbrook parent and Marvel fan Mark Healey.  

Another Marvel series to premiere on Nov. 24 is Hawkeye. Release dates for other shows such as Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, MoonKnight, Secret Invasion, Armor Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special, Ironheart, and an untitled Wakanda series have not been announced.



Black Widow, whose changing release date was an emotional rollercoaster for many Marvel fans, was finally released on July 9 in theaters and on Disney+ Premiere Access. This movie takes place during the years that Team Cap is on the run after the events of Civil War. Prior to the film’s release, senior Megan Ryan said, “I’m excited for Black Widow because other Marvel movies have given us tidbits of her backstory, and I’m excited to have an actual movie just for her. She’s also iconic and deserves a movie for herself.” Sullivan added, “I’m also very excited for Black Widow since we have been waiting so long to see her movie.” Though it was not as amazing as I hoped it would be, this movie was still worth the watch.

Next, we have Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. This movie, released on Sept. 3, consisted of an all-Asian cast and was one of the most compelling storylines I have seen in a while. This might have been one of the greatest, if not the greatest, solo film Marvel has released. Shang Chi was funny, heartfelt, and overall amazing with both live-action and CGI. Senior Sofia Ezzouhairy said, “It was very well done to begin with, and then I loved how it showed the culture, and the storyline itself was so enticing.”

Marvel revealed on April 5 that Eternals, now directed by Oscar-winning director Chloé Zhao, will be releasing on November 5. This movie will have a star-studded cast including actors Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, and Kit Harrington. Two trailers for the movie have been released, and it looks like it is going to be one to remember.

Finally, we have Spider-Man: No Way Home, which will come out on Dec. 17. It is set to take place after the events of Spider-Man: Far from Home. Other movies set to release are Thor: Love and Thunder on May 6, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on March 25, and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantamania on Feb. 17, 2023. As for upcoming movies without a set release date, there is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, The Marvels, Fantastic Four, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3, and Blade

Marvel is definitely supplying its fans with plenty of content after a year-long hiatus during the pandemic. I personally cannot wait for all of these to be released. WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, What If?, and Loki are all streaming on Disney+ now.