'WandaVision': Release date, cast, plot, trailer, news and everything you need to know about the upcoming Disney+ show
Some of the biggest Marvel projects coming our way include ‘Loki,’ ‘Hawkeye,’ and of course, ‘WandaVision’
Marvel fans had a spectacular weekend, thanks to the plethora of projects that Marvel announced at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con. Not only did the studio giant unveiled the movies that will be a part of Marvel Cinematic Universe phase four, but they also announced the TV shows that will be added to their streaming platform initiative.
Some of the biggest projects coming our way include ‘Loki,’ ‘Hawkeye,’ and of course, ‘WandaVision.’ The latter series will focus on the story of Scarlet Witch and Vision and will be available for streaming on Disney Plus.
'WandaVision' will premiere on Disney Plus on January 15, 2021.
‘WandaVision’ will be the story of the beloved Avengers Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch and android Vision. Since Vision was killed by Thanos in ‘Infinity War’ and was not among those the heroes who returned for the recently released ‘Avengers: Endgame’. Since Marvel has announced that the show will take place after the events of the goliath movie, it remains to be seen how it will be worked into the universe.
Marvel has described the show as a "mega-event series" for Disney Plus, "unlike anything we’ve done before".
The limited series will see Paul Bettany reprising his role as Vision and Elizabeth Olsen reprising her role as Wanda. While Bettany, who claimed he did not know if his character was alive or dead on the show, stayed mum during the 2019 Comic-Con panel, Olsen revealed, “It's going to get weird, we're going to have fun.”
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige had also announced that the grown-up version of Monica Rambeau, a child character introduced in 'Captain Marvel', would be a part of the series, with Teyonah Parris of 'Dear White People' taking on the role.
It was announced during 2019's D23 Expo that Kat Dennings' Darcy Lewis and Randall Park's Jimmy Woo would be a part of 'WandaVision'. Dennings was last seen in 'Thor: The Dark World' and Park's only MCU appearance so far was in 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'.
Jac Schaeffer, who is the screenwriter for the 2020 'Black Widow' solo film was hired to write the first episode and serve as showrunner for 'WandaVision' in January 2019. She also has co-written the screenplay for 'Captain Marvel' and is credited as the screenwriter for the Anne Hathaway-Rebel Wilson flick 'The Hustle.'
'WandaVision' filmmakers Jac Schaeffer and Matt Shakman spoke about some developments surrounding the Elizabeth Olsen-starrer at the D23 Expo. Shakman delved into the unusual pairing between Vision (Paul Bettany) and Wanda Maximoff (Olsen).
"They are such an unusual pairing, right? He's [Vision] not human but he's more human than anyone, maybe," Shakman explains. "He always has the best, most wise things to say. He completely sees the world for what it is. She's gone through so much trauma. She's lost her brother, she's an orphan, and all these different things have happened to her."
"I think we've all been quite taken by that union. It's [WandaVision] is the exploration of that bizarre, strange, completely right kind of love and it's about watching them explore their relationship and growing it."
Concept art for the show was revealed during D23 2019, showing Wanda and the Vision looking like a regular human couple in a '50s setting but with their shadows silhouetting their true forms. Interestingly, Wanda's shadow seems to be wearing her iconic tiara from the comics. Either that, or she's got horns.
Where to watch
When the series premieres, it will be added to the Disney+ library, where fans will be able to watch it.
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