From ‘WandaVision’ to ‘Falcon And the Winter Soldier’: Meet the Casts For the Disney+ Marvel Series

As MCU fans know, the universe is about to be expanded in a brand-new way: Disney+, the new streaming service coming in Nov. 2019, will bring with it several series (most currently being promoted as miniseries, but the future is unknown). At D23, the company’s every-other-year expo in Anaheim, fans were introduced to a few new cast members for two of these series

L: Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen, R: Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan
L: Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, R: Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan |Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

Prior to D23, we knew that Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany would return to portray the leads in WandaVision, while Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan would reprise their eponymous roles from the MCU in Falcon and the Winter Soldier. But who else is on board? Here’s what we learned.

Kat Dennings 

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This first new cast member has been part of the MCU longer than any of the aforementioned heroes. Dennings first played Darcy Lewis, an intern who ends up working for Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster in Thor, a role which she reprises in the sequel, Thor: The Dark World. Now, she’s returning to the character.

Dennings took the stage at D23 to announce her return to the MCU as Darcy Lewis. However, she joked on stage, “I’m playing Dick Van Dyke,” a reference to a promotional video for the new series which intersplices moments of Scarlet Witch and Vision with clips from The Dick Van Dyke Show.  

Randall Park

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Joining Dennings is Park, who you may have forgotten is canonically part of the MCU. Park portrayed FBI agent Jimmy Woo in Ant-Man and the Wasp, though his role was much funnier than it sounds, as he was tasked with checking in on Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang while he was on probation.

It’s unclear as to how Jimmy Woo will work into the series. Park acknowledges this; when asked by Marvel bigshot Kevin Feige if he now has a clear idea of what WandaVision is about (they haven’t started shooting yet), he laughed, saying, “No…” 

Kathryn Hahn

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A new actor in the MCU making their debut in WandaVision is Kathryn Hahn. You may recognize the comedic actress from her supporting role in the Bad Moms franchise, or from her Emmy-nominated turn in the Amazon series Transparent.

According to Feige, Hahn will play “a nosy neighbor that’s stirring up chaos and causing trouble.” Hahn was awestruck by the crowd, saying, “What world have I entered into? This is so awesome!”  

Emily VanCamp

Though Cap ended up with Peggy Carter in the end, he did have a brief almost-fling with her great-niece, Sharon Carter (we’re still not quite sure how all of that works out without being incestuous). Now, VanCamp is bringing back her character from the second two Captain America movies in Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Camp took the stage at D23 saying, “This is exciting!” Feige asked her, “Where has Sharon Carter been in the MCU.” Camp replied, “You tell me! I’m excited to know. It’s going to be an epic adventure, I think.” 

Wyatt Russell

Also new to the MCU is Wyatt Russell. The actor, who is the son of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star Kurt Russell and his long-time partner, Goldie Hawn, has made quite a name for himself over the past few years, appearing in an episode of Black Mirror and in the movie Ingrid Goes West opposite Olsen.

Russell will portray John Walker, presumably another agent alongside Sharon. He came out on stage, joking, “You can’t fire me now.” Feige also asked Russell about his character, but the actor didn’t take the bait. So we’ll have to wait and see.

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