Disney+ was originally going to have to wait until 2021 for the debut of WandaVision on the platform. The sitcom has been moved up to a 2020 release.
That’s a “blink and you’ll miss it” level of promotion from Disney.
What’s WandaVision Even About?
Originally thought to be a genre bending sitcom with horror elements, the show is now going to be a straightforward sitcom. Starring Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany as Vision. It’s set before the events of Avengers: Infinity War. According to Kevin Feige, it tells the story of how Wanda became the Scarlet Witch. The transition between Wanda and Witch isn’t something we’ve seen on screen before. We can just guess how she got to the point in Captain America: Civil War where she joins the Avengers.
I’m super excited for this not only from a Marvel content standpoint but from a Disney+ content standpoint. The streaming service has been riding high on The Mandalorian, but there’s a sizable content “gap” for the service. Shows like Moon Knight, She-Hulk, and Obi-Wan aren’t on their way for at least a year or two. So Disney has to fill up that gap to keep their subscribers from leaving. Moving up a show like WandaVision is perfect because it’ll be able to show just what the medium of Disney+ can do for our favorite properties and characters.
WandaVision doesn’t have an official release date as of right now, but it’s set to release sometime in 2020.
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