WandaVision finally has a premiere date on Disney+. The live-action Marvel Cinematic Universe TV series will arrive on January 15. The news was confirmed with the release of a new motion poster. Have a look.
— WandaVision (@wandavision) November 12, 2020
“A new era arrives. Marvel Studios’ #WandaVision, an Original Series, is streaming Jan. 15 on #DisneyPlus,” the tweet reads.
It had originally been expected that the show would arrive in December. With the premiere pushed to 2021, it means 2020 will be the first year since 2009 with no new MCU content. Originally, Black Widow was set to kick off Phase 4 of the MCU back in May. But with the coronavirus pandemic shutting down movie theaters, the movie, along with the rest of the MCU slate, was pushed back.
WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, reprising their roles as Scarlet Witch and Vision. It marks the first series from Marvel Studios that will stream exclusively on Disney+. The series, per Marvel, “is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.”
Joining Olsen and Bettany are Kat Dennings, who reprises her role as Darcy Lewis from Thor and Thor: The Dark World; Randall Park, who reprises his role as Agent Jimmy Woo from Ant-Man and The Wasp; and newcomers Kathryn Hahn, who plays their “plucky neighbor”, and Teyonah Parris, who plays the adult Monica Rambeau. We first met Rambeau in Captain Marvel. The series is directed by Matt Shakman.
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has confirmed that the show will directly set up Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Olsen is set to star in the sequel alongside Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was originally supposed to be the first of these new live-action MCU shows to debut. Before the Hollywood production shutdown in March, the series was on track for an August release, with WandaVision set to follow in December. That didn’t pan out.
Marvel Studios is developing several of these shows for Disney+. She-Hulk, Loki, Hawkeye, Moon Knight and Ms. Marvel are all at various stages of development. An animated What If? series is also in the works that will offer alternative looks at Marvel history.
WandaVision arrives this January on Disney+.