The upcoming Marvel Zombies animated show on Disney+ will present a unique and sinister twist to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The show is based on an episode from the Marvel series What If? inspired by the Marvel Comics series Marvel Zombies. The animated series will portray a catastrophic version of the MCU where a pandemic has transformed several popular superheroes into insatiable yet still super-powered undead beings.
Although Marvel has a vast collection of movies and TV shows, animation is still relatively new territory. However, the success of What If…? has paved the way for the Marvel Zombies series, which will explore the darker and bloodier aspects of the zombie storyline. Here is everything we know about the upcoming series.
Marvel Zombies Season 1 Release Date: When Will it be Out?
The Marvel Zombies Disney+ show was announced during the 2021 Disney+ Day, and further details were revealed at the San Diego Comic-Con. The series will be part of a wave of new Marvel animated shows, including X-Men ’97 and Spider-Man: Freshman Year. While it is unclear if the show will be part of the MCU canon, seeing how it connects to the existing live-action universe will be interesting.
Spider-Man comics writer Zeb Wells will write the show and will continue after the events of the zombie-themed episode of What If…?. The series is expected to premiere in 2024, and there may be additional visits to the Marvel Zombies universe in the upcoming second season of What If.
Marvel Zombies Season 1 Plot: What’s it About?
The upcoming Marvel Zombies Disney+ series will pick up where the “What If… Zombies!?” episode left off, taking place in the same alternate timeline. The episode ends with a cliffhanger, as the surviving characters journey to Wakanda to find a cure for the Quantum virus with the help of the Mind Stone.
However, they are unaware that a zombified Thanos is already present there. With a new team of survivors, the show will continue its quest to end the zombie outbreak, picking up from where the previous episode left off. Marvel Zombies is set to debut on Disney+ in 2024.
Marvel Zombies Season 1 Cast: Who Can Be In It?
The Marvel Zombies Disney+ show will feature even more undead versions of beloved MCU heroes. The zombie Hawkeye, Captain America, and Scarlet Witch will return alongside newcomers such as Captain Marvel, Ghost, The Abomination, and Ikaris. Unlike the original What If…? episode, which had few confirmed survivors, the show will introduce a team of new survivors, including Shang-Chi, Katy Chen, Death Dealer, Kate Bishop, Jimmy Woo, Yelena Belova, Red Guardian, and Kamala Khan. Most of the cast is unannounced, but Simu Liu, his MCU actor, will voice Shang-Chi.
Marvel Zombies Season 1 Trailer: When Can We Watch It?
As of May 2023, no official trailer has been released for the upcoming Marvel Zombies Disney+ show. It is unclear when the trailer will be available, but it could be released before the end of the year or sometime in 2024.
While fans eagerly await a glimpse of what’s to come, they can check out similar animated series on Disney+, such as What If…?, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Invincible. These shows explore alternate universes and dark themes, making them a great choice for viewers interested in the Marvel Zombies universe.