Marvel fans might believe that Marvel TV’s various links belong in the same universe as the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but Disney+ is implying that the two belong to separate categories.
Disney+ may have two months to go before launching in the US, but Disney’s new streaming site has already been made available on a trial basis in other areas, including the Netherlands. Those lucky enough to get a free Disney+ trial subscription have been exploring the site, and according to these Disney fans, Marvel TV’s different series are actually in a completely different section compared to Marvel Studios films.
Going into the larger “Marvel” section to browse Disney’s programming, fans will find a section labeled “Marvel Cinematic Universe” where the site files films like Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Doctor Strange, and Ant-Man and the Wasp. Meanwhile, Marvel TV’s different television shows like Agent Carter, Agents of SHIELD, and Inhumans all go under a different section called “Marvel Series and Specials.”
Does this mean that Marvel TV’s different projects have nothing to do with the MCU? This might come as a surprise to fans. Marvel V used to claim that its different series would be “all connected” to Marvel Studios’ movies. The network made good on its promise every now and then. Agent Carter had a scene following the events of Captain America: The First Avenger. Meanwhile, Agents of SHIELD featured Clark Gregg’s Phil Coulson from the Avengers.
Could Disney be planning on separating Marvel TV from the MCU? Or could Disney simply be making these distinctions for distinction’s sake?
Disney+ launches on November 12, 2019.