The working titles for three of Disney+'s upcoming Marvel Studios projects have been revealed.
ProductionWeekly revealed the working titles in its weekly newsletter. This document shows all of the television shows and films that are in production. It also showcases each piece's working title, used as either a placeholder name before the final title is formalized or as a ruse to disguise the true nature of the project. Given how high-profile these recently-announced shows are, it's safe to say these titles were used for the latter.
The working title for the upcoming Loki is "River Cruise." This title probably alludes to the trickster god's new lease on life, given the character disappeared with the Tesseract in Avengers: Endgame. An Internet search also highlights a company called "Viking River Cruises," which also ties into the Norse mythology that Loki was originally based on.
WandaVision, which will focus on the relationship between Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany's Vision, is also known as "Big Red." The name makes sense, given Wanda Maximoff's choice in clothing, hair color and alter ego. The series is also expected to look at how Wanda became who she is today.
Finally, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier's working title is "Tag Team." This is a logical choice, given the focus on the team up between Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson and Sebastian Stan's Bucky Barnes. Stan compared their dynamic to a buddy cop film, with two independent personalities working as partners. The working title alludes to that dynamic; like in tag team wrestling, the new Captain America and the Winter Soldier will enter the superhero ring together to continue Steve Rogers' work.
These three projects are just the tip of the iceberg for Marvel's partnership with the new Disney+ platform. At least five other series, including the animated What If? and shows based on Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and She-Hulk, have been ordered.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier plans to release in late 2020. Loki and WandaVision plan to release in early 2021. Disney+ is set to launch on Nov. 12, 2019.