Kat Dennings and Randall Park are officially returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige made the announcement during the D23 Expo today in Anaheim, California. Dennings is returning as Darcy, while Park is coming back as Jimmy Woo for the WandaVision series. The announcement made the crowd go crazy as many have been wondering about the return of Dennings ever since it was revealed that Natalie Portman is returning for Thor: Love and Thunder.
In addition to Kat Dennings and Randall Park, WandaVision will also see Kathryn Hahn as a neighbor in the series, which has been described as part-sitcom and part-MCU spectacular. Kevin Feige introduced the show with clips from the Dick Van Dyke Show and old clips of Vision and the Scarlet Witch together from various moments in the MCU. The show is expected to begin production in the next few months, so we should get some more information very soon. Star Elisabeth Olsen revealed that the show will be around six hours long.
In addition to all of the WandaVision news, Kevin Feige also revealed that Emily VanCamp will be returning as Sharon Carter in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Disney+ series. Both VanCamp and Kat Dennings have been keeping their upcoming roles a secret for quite some time now because they have been asked a lot about their future in the MCU. Like Tom Hiddleston, the two actresses more than likely have known about these Disney+ shows for well over a year now. This just goes to show how secretive Marvel Studios does things and how well they choose their cast and crew.
If all of that wasn't enough, Kevin Feige announced that they are developing a She-Hulk series and a Moon Knight series, while confirming that the Ms. Marvel series is officially happening. He did not release any other information, but this is huge news for fans of the MCU. Moon Knight has been talked about a lot lately after Kevin Smith asked the Russo Brothers about Keanu Reeves taking on the role. The directing duo agreed that it would be a good idea, but did not confirm that it was officially going to happen. Will Reeves finally be joining the MCU?
The D23 Expo released a ton of news about the upcoming Disney+ streaming service and what fans can expect when it finally debuts later this year. While they won't have nearly as much material as Netflix, they will have a ton of exclusive content, especially in the MCU department. It's pretty crazy that Kevin Feige and crew were able to keep all of these shows under wraps for so long and it's even crazier to think that they will all be made at around the same time for inclusion in the MCU's Phase 4. For now, we'll just have to keep checking back in with Marvel Studios for more information in the coming weeks.