The new Avengers Campus under construction at Disney California Adventure was already expected to be teeming with superheroes before Marvel announced a new slate of movies and television shows coming to Disney+.

Marvel unveiled nearly two dozen new movies and series that will either debut on Disney+ or eventually end up on the streaming service after a theatrical run during the recent Disney Investors Day teleconference.

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Disneyland, Disney California Adventure and other California theme parks are unlikely to return to full operation until early 2021 or next summer under COVID-19 health and safety reopening guidelines issued by the state.

Marvel superheroes have long called DCA’s Hollywood Land home while they awaited completion of Avengers Campus. The Marvel themed land was scheduled to open in July but was delayed by the nine-month pandemic closure of Disney’s Anaheim theme parks. A new opening date for Avengers Campus has not yet been announced.

More than 50 Marvel characters — just a small fraction of the 5,000-plus in existence — could end up calling Avengers Campus home thanks to the onslaught of new movies and TV shows coming to Disney+.

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New Marvel movies have long brought superheroes from the silver screen to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Marvel characters used to live in Tomorrowland before moving across the esplanade to DCA’s Hollywood Land — a few steps away from their future home in Avengers Campus.

The success of Disney+ promises to alter that movie theater to theme park trajectory and bring more Marvel superheroes from the streaming service into Avengers Campus in the years ahead. The massive lineup of new Marvel movies and shows coming to the streaming service over the next couple of years is expected to have a spillover effect in DCA.

Avengers Campus will be home to four shows and several meet-and-greet areas that will bring 16 superheroes and a supervillain into the Marvel themed land.

Spider-Man will swing across the sky, Dora Milaje will train new Wakanda warrior recruits and Doctor Strange will conjure up magic spells. Black Widow, Black Panther and Captain America will fight against supervillain Taskmaster in a rooftop stunt show. Iron Man, Ant-Man, The Wasp and General Okoye will pose for photos throughout the land.

Thor, Loki, Captain Marvel, Star-Lord, Gamora and Groot are also expected to make the move from Hollywood Land once Avengers Campus opens.

Even more Marvel heroes and villains could be transported to Avengers Campus for special appearances via Doctor Strange’s mystical portal.

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The new Marvel movies and Disney+ series could bring another three dozen characters to Avengers Campus, including:

  • Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch and The Thing from “Fantastic Four” coming to theaters
  • Hawkeye and Kate Bishop from the “Hawkeye” series debuting in late 2021
  • Ms. Marvel from the “Ms. Marvel” series debuting in late 2021
  • SheHulk, Hulk and Abomination from the “SheHulk” series
  • Falcon and Winter Soldier from “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” coming to theaters in March
  • Blade from the “Blade” project in development
  • Scarlet Witch and Vision from the “WandaVision” series debuting in January
  • War Machine from the “Armor Wars” series
  • Ironheart from the “Ironheart” series
  • Black Knight, Sersi, Ikaris, Gilgamesh, Thena, Kingo, Makkari, Phastos, Sprite, Druig and Ajak from “Eternals” coming to theaters in November
  • Moon Knight from the “Moon Knight” series
  • Shang-Chi from “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” coming to theaters in July
  • Talos the Skrull and Nick Fury from the “Secret Invasion” series
  • Kang the Conqueror from the “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” film
  • Valkyrie, Jane Foster and Gorr the God Butcher from “Thor: Love and Thunder” coming to theaters in May 2022


By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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