[Warning: This post contains MAJOR SPOILERS for Avengers: Endgame!]
Don't worry – the Marvel shows on Disney+ are not going to avoid the events of Avengers: Endgame.
We already know that Marvel's Disney+ shows – unlike its shows on ABC, Netflix, Hulu, and Freeform - will be overseen by Kevin Feige and his Marvel Studios, instead of Jeph Loeb and his Marvel Television. That piece of information, in itself, tells us that these shows on the Mouse House's upcoming streaming service will have a greater connection to the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies than the shows on other platforms have.
Now, we have Christopher Markus, who co-wrote Endgame with Stephen McFeely, confirming that the Marvel shows on Disney+ are going to deal with the aftermath of the 22nd MCU entry. In a new interview with Fandango, the writer admitted that he and McFeely haven't been involved in developing the shows. But here's what he had to say about how the events of the movie influence the shows:
All I know is that I believe that they take the events of this movie into full consideration. They’re not on a side continuum.
Markus was then asked to clarify if he meant that the shows exist in a world where the events of Endgame have taken place. To that, he responded:
I believe so, yes.
Last month, we found Kevin Feige teasing that Marvel's Disney+ shows will have a strong link to the big-screen ventures. He told Variety:
These episodes will intersect with the movies in a very big way. It's a totally new form of storytelling that we get to play with and explore.
Three out of the four Marvel shows on Disney+ won't find it difficult to connect itself to the events of Endgame. The Loki series can easily follow Tom Hiddleston's God of Mischief after he escaped with the Tesseract. Sure, it's an alternate timeline, but it's still a timeline created during the events of the latest Russo Brothers flick.
With Steve Rogers now an old man, Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes can set out for adventures on their own in Falcon and Winter Soldier. Also, Tony Stark not being alive allows Bucky to walk free. One conundrum is why Sam would still be called Falcon and not Captain America even after Steve handed over the shield to him. Maybe he just doesn't think he is ready yet to take on the mantle. Maybe the show will forge the path for him to become truly ready to be the new Cap.
The Hawkeye series can find Clint Barton training Kate Bishop or even his own daughter Lila Barton and eventually passing on the mantle of Hawkeye to whoever the young protÃ©gÃ© is. He only became Ronin when his wife and kids got dusted. Now that they are back, he can happily go back to retirement.
WandaVision is the only Marvel show that has most of us scratching our heads. This is because Vision is still dead at the end of Endgame. But that doesn't mean it's impossible to bring him back. One possible solution is Scarlet Witch and Shuri working together to find a way to revive Vision now that both of them have been un-dusted. When someone as immensely powerful as the former teams up with someone as incredibly genius as the latter and there's no army of alien invaders to interrupt, the outcome is usually success. Another possible solution is the use of Endgame's most significant plot device: time travel.