What If…? Echo, and Agatha: Coven of Chaos (renamed Agatha: Darkhold Diaries) are among the Marvel shows that have been pushed back. The delay comes amid Hollywood’s strikes as well as a general change in focus from Disney+ and Disney CEO Bob Iger’s new cost-cutting strategy.

The writers strike started May 2 while the actors went on strike July 14, hugely impacting production and development. Marvel has been reportedly trying to change its focus. Their goal is allegedly to make each TV release an event for fans and audiences, which has led to them trying to spread out their schedule a little more than in previous years.

Loki fans, fear not, the second season of the show will continue to debut on Disney + on Oct 6. The season two trailer has the biggest trailer of any Disney + show. The second season of the animated anthology series What If…? will still air around Christmas Day.

Echo, X-Men ’97, Agatha, Ironheart and Daredevil Born Again All Delayed at Disney+

Echo, a spin-off from Hawkeye, originally had a Nov. 29 date, which has now shifted to January 2024. The Alaqua Cox-led show is set to feature appearances by Daredevil and Kingpin. It was previously announced that all episodes will drop on Disney+ on the same day.

X-Men ’97, the animated series, which has been announced as a spiritual sequel to the classic 1990s series, has also been delayed. It was originally announced to have a Fall 2023 debut, which has now been moved back to early 2024.

Agatha, the Kathryn Hahn-led WandaVision spinoff was initially expected to have a winter 2023 debut but will now hit our screens in fall 2024. The show was previously titled Agatha: House of Harkness before changing to Agatha: Coven of Chaos and then its current name, Agatha: Darkhold Diaries. This show finished filming prior to the strikes started and will co-star Aubrey Plaza and Patti LuPone.

Ironheart, a show centres on Riri Williams (Dominique Thorne) was originally set to drop this fall but has now been removed from the schedule. Riri was first introduced in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, where she impressed Wakanda with her genius inventions.

Daredevil: Born Again, a continuation of the Netflix series, was expected to debut in spring 2024. It was forced to pause in mid-production amid the strikes. Wonder Man, starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, was also stopped during filming. The Destin Daniel Cretton show centers on an actor who gets superpowers and co-stars Ben Kingsley and Ed Harris.

So, what do you think of that Disney+ subscription now?

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