Are you ready for a new era?
Disney’s streaming service, Disney+, has finally revealed the release date for the highly anticipated WandaVision series, the first of the Marvel series heading to the service. Originally supposed to debut in December, the date got pushed back only a few weeks to Friday, January 15, 2021.
Due to the COVID pandemic, WandaVision is now the kick-off of Marvel’s Phase 4, with films Black Widow and Eternals, and the The Falcon and the Winter Soldier series all being delayed to later in 2021.
A new era arrives. Marvel Studios’ #WandaVision, an Original Series, is streaming Jan. 15 on #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/5pBd438tCi
— WandaVision (@wandavision) November 12, 2020
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Entertainment Weekly ran a cover story on the upcoming series, and it was revealed that the first episode was filmed in black and white in front of a live studio audience as a nod to the “golden age of television.” The show will follow the ill-fated couple (with a resurrected Vision) from the 50s through the 90s in sitcom style, with the epic Marvel twist on it. In the same article, the name of Kathryn Hahn’s nosy neighbor was finally revealed, Agnes. How she fits into the story remains to be seen, but we have some theories.
WandaVision will have six 1-hour episodes. At this time it’s unknown if the episodes will drop weekly or all at once on January 15. If it follows the other huge Disney+ hit, Star Wars’ The Mandalorian, we can expect weekly releases. It stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany as Vision, Teyonah Parris as an adult Monica Rambeau who we met in Captain Marvel as a child, Kathryn Hahn as Agnes, our nosy neighbor, along with the reprisals of previous Marvel characters Darcy Lewis from Thor played by Kat Dennings and Agent Jimmy Woo from Ant-Man played by Randall Park.
The rest of Marvel’s Phase 4 is gearing to kick back up with Eternals on February 12, 2021, Black Widow on May 7, 2021, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on July 9, 2021, and while The Falcon and the Winter Soldier series release is still unknown, production has restarted since its shutdown and is expected in 2021.