Disney+ brings WandaVision forward to 2020
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The Mandalorian may have wrapped up for US subscribers, but Disney+ is already looking ahead to what it has lined up for 2020 – and that now includes Marvel series WandaVision.
In a show of confidence, the House of Mouse is bringing the series forward from its planned 2021 release to debut in 2020.
The series stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, reprising their MCU roles as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and Vision, respectively. Additionally, the series stars Teyonah Parris, who is playing the adult Monica Rambeau, along with Kat Dennings and Randall Park returning to their roles as Darcy and Jimmy Woo. They’ll all be joined by a brand new character, a “nosey neighbor,” played by Kathryn Hahn.
With the series set to tie into the Marvel Cinematic Universe more directly than previous Marvel series, speculation is already running rife about its secretive, unusual premise, which not only introduces a 1950s-style domestic life for the lead pair, but also promises to connect up to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, released in cinemas in May 2021.
With Olsen set to appear in that movie, will she prove to be the eventual villain in Strange’s sophomore solo film? Will Wanda and Vision turn out to be in one of the aforementioned alternate universes? UK fans will be able to find out later this year, with Disney+ set to launch on 31st March.
New image and details arrive for Disney+ WandaVision series
15th December 2019
WandaVision is fast shaping up to be the most interesting and unusual of the new crop of Disney+ Marvel series, and the first image and details dropping this week only confirm those suspicions.
Wandavision will follow Vision and Wanda Maximoff (Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen) as they try to live their ideal suburban life together, until they suspect things aren’t what they seem. Described as part sitcom, the series will see the pair joined by Kat Dennings and Randall Park, who will reprise their roles from Thor and Ant-Man and The Wasp respectively. Kathryn Hahn will also appear in the show as a new character.
While the show will not debut on Disney+ until spring 2021, speculation has already been running rife about its secretive, unusual premise, which not only introduces a 1950s-style domestic life for the lead pair, but also promises to connect up to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, released in cinemas in May 2021.
With Olsen set to appear in that movie, all kinds of theories are swirling about the web, from her being the eventual villain in Strange’s sophomore solo film to Wanda and Vision being in one of the aforementioned alternate universes on the small screen. Marvel chief Kevin Feige confirmed at a convention this week that it will see Wanda adopt her official comic book mantle for the first time.
“Having the opportunity to tell more of their story, to see more of what Wanda can do, more of what makes Vision Vision, and — most importantly — reveal a name that I’m not even sure we’ve said in the MCU yet, but we absolutely make a big deal of in the show, which is that Wanda is in fact the Scarlet Witch.”
“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.”
Here’s the first photo: