Watch: First trailer for WandaVision
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The official trailer for WandaVision has arrived, giving us a first proper glimpse at the Disney+ series.
The show sees Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprise their Marvel Cinematic Universe roles as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and Vision. A blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it follows the two super-powered beings as they live their idealised suburban lives — but begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.
The show was originally set to arrive in 2021, but was brought forward to 2020 earlier this year. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, WandaVision is still on course to arrive on Disney+ later this year, making it the first Marvel series to premiere on Disney+. With Teyonah Parris, Kat Dennings, Randall Park and Kathryn Hahn among the cast – and with Hahn’s smiling suburban presence threatening to conceal something much more villainous – the trailer is a promising tease of the ambitious, unusual vision for the show. Expect to drop in December and watch this space for a confirmed release date. Until then, here’s the video, which premiered during the Primetime Emmy Awards last night.
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WandaVision confirmed for 2020 release on Disney+
16th September 2020
WandaVision is officially coming to Disney+ this year, the streaming service has confirmed.
The series, which sees Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprise their Marvel Cinematic Universe roles as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and Vision, blends the style of classic sitcoms with the MCU. It follows Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany), two super-powered beings living their ideal suburban lives who begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems. The new series is directed by Matt Shakman, with Jac Schaeffer is head writer.
The show was originally set to arrive in 2021, but was brought forward to 2020 earlier this year. Since then, however, a global pandemic has disrupted Hollywood’s plans, leaving the Disney+ line-up of Marvel series all in the air. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which was once set to arrive this summer on the subscription platform, has only just begun to resume production.
Now, however, Disney+ has confirmed that WandaVision’s release is still on for this year. The show, which co-stars Teyonah Parris, Kat Dennings, Randall Park and Kathryn Hahn, doesn’t have a concrete premiere date yet, but Disney+ has unveiled its line-up of originals for the coming months: The Mandalorian Season 2, The Right Stuff, Once Upon a Snowman, Meet the Chimps, The Big Fib and Clouds for October and The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse and Marvel’s 616 for November. That means you can expect WandaVision to arrive in December.
Disney+ brings WandaVision forward to 2020
3rd January 2020
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.