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It sounds like Scarlet Witch will not be heading to Disney+ alone. She was one of the first Marvel characters to be named as getting her own series on Disney's upcoming streaming service. But Elizabeth Olsen's Wanda Maximoff will reportedly share billing with her Avengers love, Paul Bettany's Vision.
Deadline added a little mention of the series and its reported title, almost as an aside in a much larger piece on women in superhero films. As they wrote, Scarlet Witch will be a title character for the first time with the launch of Vision and the Scarlet Witch next year on the Disney+ streaming series.
So, the series will be called Vision and the Scarlet Witch? Marvel Comics has two limited print series called The Vision and the Scarlet Witch. It's not clear how closely this TV series might follow that comic storyline.
This is not the first time it has been suggested that the android Avenger would be joining the powerful witch in what was initially billed as her new series. At the end of October, /FILM reported that they were hearing that Paul Bettany's Vision will have a large part in the show. They even noted that the series may be more about the super-powered couple than just Wanda -- since the two have a fascinating relationship in the Marvel comics.
It's not clear why the Disney+ series was initially reported as being a Scarlet Witch show if it's co-billed between the two of them and focusing on their relationship. Either way, it should offer fans a chance to get to know Scarlet Witch more as a character, both separate from Vision as well as alongside him. They don't need to be joined at the hip at all times. But a series does give Marvel a chance to stretch its character legs and showcase lesser-known supporting heroes like these two.
Earlier this year, Elizabeth Olsen answered a question about a Scarlet Witch solo movie, saying it wasn't something she was pushing. She also added this telling reference:
Paul Bettany and I joke about having like a domestic television show on Netflix or something...It would just be like house event, where Scarlet Witch goes bananas. That's what we joke about, but I don't think either of those things are happening. I'm happy that I'm still around and they still use me well, and that's fine.
Would this upcoming streaming series qualify as a domestic television show -- even if she spoke the dark magic word "Netflix" instead of Disney+?
We know Tom Hiddleston's Loki is also getting his own series on Disney+, and he may very well interact with others in the MCU. There's a ton more ahead for the streaming service, which is meant to officially launch in late 2019. That will come after Avengers 4, which still has to resolve the fates of so many heroes -- snapped and unsnapped -- from the end of Avengers: Infinity War.
Avengers 4 opens in theaters May 3, 2019. Disney+ is meant to launch in late 2019, so we'll have to stay tuned for release dates for all of the planned shows. Here's what we do know is coming in midseason 2019 on other networks.