Great news for all Marvel fans! After what seems to be a dry spell for the superhero franchise, a TV project is revealed to be underway. A show described as “bonkers” by actor Paul Bettany, it is unlike anything you’ve seen in the MCU before.
WandaVision is a web television series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Speculated to take place after 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, it is a spin-off on two beloved MCU characters, Wanda and Vision. It will be Marvel TV’s first in a new slate of shows for Disney+. Others to look forward to are The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, and Moon Knight.
WandaVision Release Date
Previously announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, the show was originally expected to be released in Spring 2021 on Disney+. However, at the start of 2020, it was confirmed that it would actually appear earlier. In January, the official account of Disney+ hinted its debut with a tweet showing “WandaVision” enclosed in a huge 2020 lettering.
On November 12, Disney officially confirmed through a video announcement via Instagram that WandaVision will premiere on January 15, 2021.
Not much has been revealed for WandaVision’s plot except that they are living in the 1950s suburban area. The story will dwell on the relationship between Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany), while exploring her superpowers.
“Having the opportunity to tell more of their story, to see more of what Wanda can do, more of what makes Vision, Vision,” is what Marvel executive Kevin Feige aims to bring into light.
He also emphasized the fact that Wanda is named Scarlet Witch and the revelation that comes from her name.
“What does that mean, that she is the Scarlet Witch? And that’s what we play into in this show, in ways that are entirely fun, entirely funny, somewhat scary, and will have repercussions for the entire future Phase 4 of the MCU,” Feige added.
Elizabeth Olsen will reprise her role as Wanda Maximoff, the superhero known as Scarlet Witch. Paul Bettany will also return as Vision, although it’s not exactly clear how. The android died during Infinity War before Thanos’ snap, and he wasn’t brought back to life in the sequel Endgame.
Teyonah Parris has also been confirmed to star in the series. She will play Monica Rambeau, the daughter of Maria (Lashana Lynch) in Captain Marvel. Ant-Man and the Wasp’s Randall Park aka Agent Jimmy Woo will also make an appearance together with Kat Dennings (Darcy Lewis), Jane Foster’s assistant in the first two Thor movies.
The first trailer debuted during the 2020 Primetime Emmys. It shows Wanda and Vision driving to their suburban home with a “Just Married” sign on the back of their vehicle. Just when you thought that they’re living happily-ever-after, neighbors disrupt their peace with prying questions at a dinner party.
A short caption of the trailer reads, “The series is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.”
WandaVision will be available for streaming exclusively on Disney+.