One of the big Marvel shows being produced for Disney+ will be here sooner than we thought. As reported by Variety, WandaVision is now set to make its debut in 2020. Originally, the show had been slated for 2021. There is still no exact date set, but Vision and Wanda, aka Scarlet Witch, will be back sometime this year.
The announcement was made by Disney in a tweet previewing some of the content they have coming down the pipeline for Disney+ this year. “Is this not what 2020 vision means? From #ToyStory 4 and Aladdin to #LizzieMcGuire and WandaVision, here’s a look into our future at the blockbusters and Originals coming to #DisneyPlus this year,” the tweet reads.
Little is known about the show at present. Much of it will be done in the style of a 50s sitcom, with the other part described as a big MCU spectacle. Aside from Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen, the cast also includes Teyonah Parris as an adult version of Monica Rambeau, who we first met in Captain Marvel. Kat Dennings Will be back as Darcy from the Thor movies and Randall Park will also reprise his MCU role as FBI agent Jimmy Woo from Ant-Man and the Wasp. Kathryn Hahn is on board as a new character simply called the “nosy neighbor” for the time being.
This is just one of several Marvel shows in the works for Disney+. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, Hawkeye, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight are also in various stages of development. Unlike the Netflix Marvel shows, these will be very firmly rooted in the larger MCU, with Marvel head Kevin Feige overseeing production.
“Having the opportunity to tell more of their story, to see more of what Wanda can do, more of what makes Vision Vision, and — most importantly — reveal a name that I’m not even sure we’ve said in the MCU yet, but we absolutely make a big deal of in the show, which is that Wanda is in fact the Scarlet Witch,” Feige said. “What does that mean, that she is the Scarlet Witch? And that’s what we play into in this show, in ways that are entirely fun, entirely funny, somewhat scary, and will have repercussions for the entire future Phase 4 of the MCU.”
“They’ve never quite given Wanda the opportunity to have the screen time to go as in-depth as the comic books go, and properly give her a story that presents her to the Marvel film franchise as she is in the comics and this is our opportunity,” Olsen said “I’m not taking that lightly and I’m so excited!”