Marvel Delays Premiere Dates for ‘Agatha’ and Other Superhero Shows Amid Strikes and Strategy Shift
– Marvel Studios has postponed the premiere of the WandaVision spinoff ‘Agatha: Darkhold Diaries’ until fall 2024 due to ongoing strikes and a change in strategy at Disney+.
– Other superhero shows, including the Hawkeye spinoff ‘Echo,’ the animated series ‘X-Men ’97,’ and the second season of ‘What If…?’ have also been given new release dates.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, production on Marvel titles and numerous other Hollywood projects has been impacted by the ongoing writers strike and actors strike. In an effort to make each release more of an event for fans, Marvel Studios has decided to spread out its new offerings.
‘Agatha: Darkhold Diaries,’ previously known as ‘Agatha: House of Harkness’ and ‘Agatha: Coven of Chaos,’ was originally scheduled to debut this winter but will now premiere in fall 2024 around the Halloween holiday. The series will feature Kathryn Hahn reprising her role as the titular witch.
The Hawkeye spinoff ‘Echo,’ starring Alaqua Cox as a former crime boss seeking redemption, will now premiere in January 2024 instead of November 2023.
‘X-Men ’97,’ a follow-up to the animated series from the 1990s, will drop in early 2024 instead of this fall.
The second season of the anthology series ‘What If…?’ was initially planned for an earlier release this year but will now be available on Disney+ starting December 25.
The premiere dates for three other Marvel series are currently uncertain. These include the ‘Ironheart’ spinoff from ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ featuring Dominique Thorne as genius inventor Riri Williams, the ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ series with Charlie Cox returning as the blind-crimefighter, and ‘Wonder Man,’ starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as an Avengers adversary-turned-ally, which is currently on pause midway through filming.