Marvel Studios tried something new in 2022 with the introduction of Special Presentations as a new medium for storytelling. Special Presentations are like mini-movies on Disney+, similar in fashion to the one-shots utilized in the early phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. These began with Werewolf by Night, followed closely by Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, and it seems they may use this format to expand the different corners of the MCU. While Marvel hasn’t officially confirmed what the next Special Presentations will be, I can share that I’ve heard that the rumors are true, and there is indeed a Sentry Special Presentation for Disney+ in the works.
More Marvel Special Presentations to come
Over the past few months, there have been lots of rumors floating around the internet from various sources about Special Presentations that are being planned by Marvel Studios in the coming years. Some of these projects seem closer to coming to fruition than others, and some are even said to have started filming already. One such rumor (via Jeff Snieder on the Hot Mic podcast yesterday) claimed that a Mephisto-focused one is filming alongside the Agatha: Coven of Chaos production, with Sacha Baron Cohen as the lead.
And of course, those who have been following The Cosmic Circus closely may remember that we reported about a Silver Surfer Special back in October of last year. With Silver Surfer serving as the Herald of Galactus and with the latter rumored as the villain of the upcoming Fantastic Four film, this makes a ton of sense. When we can expect Silver Surfer to arrive on Disney+ exactly remains to be seen, but it will definitely be an exciting project exploring the cosmic side of the MCU.
Other rumors making their rounds are about specials focusing on Man-Thing, who made his debut in Werewolf By Night, and Ghost Rider. Another of the rumored titles to receive a Special Presentation is Sentry, which was initially reported via MSS Reddit a short time ago.
The Reddit post stated that this would be the holiday special for 2023 and that it would be shot at the same time as the Thunderbolts. This lines up with the idea that a Mephisto special may have been filmed with Agatha, and of course, the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special appears to have more or less been filmed alongside Vol. 3.
What I Heard: Sentry Special Presentation planned for Disney+
In any case, our sources also believe that a Sentry project is in development, and it is expected to film alongside the Thunderbolts movie. The latter is expected to begin production this summer (June 12th, per our Editor-In-Chief Lizzie Hill), with a 2024 release anticipated.
At this time, we’re not able to confirm much about the Sentry project, other than it’s going to explore multiple sides of the character. Mysterious I know, but hopefully, it’s enough to wet the palette of what to expect. With a project set to explore the themes of humanity in a Superman-like character with many complexities, let’s just say it might be a good project to slate for the holiday season.
What are your thoughts on seeing Sentry Special Presentation? Are you excited about the potential of having more of these shorter Marvel Studios projects on Disney+? Let us know on Twitter or in the Cosmic Circus Discord. And if you haven’t already, check out our What I Heard from October about a Silver Surfer project.