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When Disney+ was first announced, there was a lot of collective excitement but not a ton of details, especially concerning timeframes. We knew we’d be getting some combination of classic movies, new Star Wars content and MCU shows featuring the key supporting players, but a lot of the specifics and the basic order were jumbled. At some point, tentative dates started emerging and Marvel’s WandaVision was earmarked for the Spring of 2021. Well, happy holidays. It’s apparently coming sooner than we thought.
We don’t have an exact release date yet, but to celebrate the start of 2020, Disney dropped a fun little teaser outlining the content subscribers will be getting this year. Surprise, WandaVision is on there, and while we don’t have an exact date for its premiere yet, we can probably go ahead and circle the second half of 2020 and assume it’ll fit somewhere in there.
You can check out the Disney+ hype video below…
In all honesty, we probably shouldn’t act like this 2020 release is that big of a shock. The Mouse House has given us a stream of casting news and even a first really visually interesting image to help stoke excitement. All of that would probably be unnecessary if we were still more than a year out, but still, good news is good news and I’ll take it.
Now, exactly what the hell WandaVision might be is still unclear. It seems to be at least inspired by this Vision-centric comic series written by Tom King. In it, Vision tries to create his own family unit in a suburb in 1950s America. That would certainly gel with the promo images and the Dick Van Dyke footage that was reportedly shown at D23, but ultimately, until we start seeing some actual footage, we won’t know things like tone or basic direction.
Regardless, it’s nice to see Disney recognize and reward the chemistry Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany were able to create as Wanda and Vision in the MCU movies. They play off of each other really nicely, and it’s easy to see how that dynamic could benefit from and grow into something even more wonderful in a full series, even if it's the "oddest of all the Marvel (projects)". To me, these are also the exact level of characters Disney should be focusing on for a Disney+ series. We care about these two. We have already established a bond, but they haven’t been given enough time to properly develop.
We’ll keep you updated when we have a more specific release date. Until then, start getting excited. And if you don't have Disney+ yet, you can help both yourself and CinemaBlend out by signing up for a free trial here.