Marvel Announces New Release Dates for TV Shows 

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Marvel Announces New Release Dates for TV Shows 

By Movieguide® Contributor

Marvel Cinematic Universe announced changed dates for its upcoming TV shows. 

The lineup features some new shows and a few continued seasons with familiar heroes and villains.  

Marvel stated that its animated series WHAT IF…? will release around December 25. ECHO, a HAWKEYE spin-off, got pushed to January 2024. X-MEN ’97, another animated series, will arrive in early 2024. 

LOKI Season 2 will arrive October 6, 2023, on Disney+. Production for both IRONHEART and DAREDEVIL: BORN AGAIN is paused due to the SAG-AFTRA strike.

“The writers’ strike began May 2, while the actors went on strike July 14, significantly impacting production and development. At the same time, sources say Marvel wants to focus its efforts to make each title an event for fans and audiences,” the Hollywood Reporter said.

In other words, some of the pushed and paused show dates coincide with Marvel’s intent to grow viewer interest.

Radio Times also reported on the releases: “Marvel boss Kevin Feige seems to have noticed declining viewer enthusiasm for MCU fare, pledging to implement a slower release schedule so that each title has “a chance to shine.”

Marvel also announced dates for several movies arriving in 2024. Among them are MADAME WEB, CAPTAIN AMERICA: BRAVE NEW WORLD, KRAVEN THE HUNTER and THUNDERBOLTS.

Movieguide® previously reviewed Marvel’s WHAT IF…?:

The first two episodes of WHAT IF. . .? are entertaining, morally uplifting, redemptive tales. The WHAT IF. . .? episodes show the heroes overcoming evil and promote sacrifice. However, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children because of strong action violence, brief foul language, some feminism, light innuendoes about a scientist being a playboy, and the false humanist concept of a multiverse.

A portion of Movieguide®’s HAWKEYE review reads:

The first two episodes of HAWKEYE are an entertaining, funny, upbeat addition to the Marvel franchise. They feature a unique setting just before Christmas that extols family, sacrifice and good over evil. The first two episodes contain many funny, exciting, heartwarming scenes demonstrating these positive values. This morally uplifting, redemptive content is marred by brief gratuitous foul language, lots of action violence and jeopardy, and scary villains. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children. The third episode of HAWKEYE is even more exciting and funny, though. It also seems cleaner.

Quality: - Content: +3
Quality: - Content: +2