In an exciting New Year’s Day development, Disney+ has announced that not one, but two of their Marvel series will be releasing in 2020.
Wandavision has been bumped from its early 2021 release to 2020, joining The Falcon and the Winter Soldier in the debut of Marvel’s series on the new streaming titan. Disney announced very nonchalantly, including the series in their What’s Coming to Disney+ in 2020 release video.
Not much is known of the plot of WandaVision, even the timeline is a mystery for now, but we do know it will feature our two title characters, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany as Vision. We’ll also see the returns of Randall Park’s Agent Jimmy Woo (Ant-Man) and Kat Dennings’ Darcy Lewis (Thor), along with an adult Monica Rambeau (Captain Marvel) played by Teyonah Parris and a “nosy neighbor” being brought to life by Kathryn Hahn.
The new Disney+ series will tie in to the films, and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has said that this series in particular will wrap into the Doctor Strange sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, set for release May 7, 2021. Olsen is confirmed for that film as well.
WandaVision is slotted for a 6-episode run, and Olsen herself has said we will discover what makes Wanda Maximoff the Scarlet Witch. It’s been teased as “half classic sitcom, half-full MCU spectacular” by writer Jac Schaeffer, and fun, weird, and surprising by the show’s stars.
For more info on any of the upcoming Disney+ series, you can watch the short documentary Marvel Studios: Expanding the Universe available on Disney+, and read our recap of the show here.