Later this month, Disney Plus will finally launch in Singapore, making over 500 films and 15,000 episodes of streaming content available in the country where 6 of the top 10 highest-grossing films of all time, including the top 3, are Marvel Studios films. Ahead of the launch, Disney held a press junket yesterday via video chat and Marvel Studios One-Above-All, Kevin Fiege, gave an overview of his studio’s offerings and took a few questions, one of which led to an exciting bit of news when asked if it was “high time we get a Southeast Asian Marvel superhero on Disney+.” Feige replied, “I think it is. And I think you won’t have to wait there very long at all. We’ve announced a number of shows and we’ve got more in the works.”
With WandaVision now streaming on Disney Plus, fans have gotten their first taste of how Marvel Studios plans to use the streaming service to expand its Marvel Cinematic Multiverse over the next several years. The studio has a dozen or more properties on its slate over the next few years and, according to Feige, more that we don’t know about including one that will potentially include a Southeast Asian hero. Interestingly enough, 2019 saw Marvel Comics relaunch an old team with a brand new look in Agents of Atlas. The book, written by Greg Pak, saw Jimmy Woo (played wonderfully in the MCU by Randall Park) assemble a team of Asian heroes, including Filipino hero Wave. Just about a year ago, rumors circulated that Marvel Studios was looking to develop the property as a Disney + series. The return of Woo in WandaVision along with the debut of Shang-Chi later this year and this response from Feige could be signs that the studio is indeed headed in that direction.
Sources: Variety, nme.com