WandaVision is right here to finish the drought. It’s been over 18 months since (Spider-Man: Far From Home) we final obtained phrase from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, because of COVID-19. And whereas main movie releases (à la Black Widow) are nonetheless unsure, there is no stopping TV. WandaVision Marvel Studios’ first sequence and Marvel’s first Disney+ sequence (obtainable in India on Disney+ Hotstar). It marks one other first because the MCU’s foray into sitcoms, as director Matt Shakman famous in a launch: “It’s a mash-up of classic sitcoms and large-scale Marvel action. I think it’s really lovely that the first streaming show from Marvel Studios — producer of huge blockbuster films — is really a love letter to the history of television.”
Shakman is a part of the WandaVision artistic staff that features creator and head author Jac Schaeffer. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, who’s among the many government producers alongside each Shakman and Schaeffer, mentioned in a launch from Marvel: “Wanda and Vision are two of our most powerful and complex heroes, and this series is a perfect expansion point for MCU storytelling.” WandaVision takes place instantly after the occasions of Avengers: Endgame, nevertheless it’s additionally set throughout a long time previous, with a few of it in black-and-white. Schaeffer mentioned: “We see [Wanda and Vision] move thorough the various eras of sitcoms as the series progresses.”
Of course, each Marvel property is a component of a bigger narrative. WandaVision will kick begin the belated Phase Four of the MCU, and the miniseries’ occasions will immediately hyperlink with the occasions of Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness. The Doctor Strange sequel, set for March 2022 and at the moment filming in London, will even tie into the Tom Holland-led Spider-Man 3. Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda/ Scarlet Witch can be going to be seen in Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness.
For now, this is all you’ll want to find out about WandaVision.
WandaVision launch date
Episode 1 and Episode 2 of WandaVision will launch on Friday, January 15 on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar wherever obtainable. Following the double-episode premiere, we will likely be handled to at least one new episode each week thereafter.
Disney has revealed that WandaVision episode 3 will drop on Friday, January 22 adopted by WandaVision episode 4 on Friday, January 29. But the total WandaVision launch schedule is unclear as of now.
If it airs repeatedly with none breaks, WandaVision will wrap up its nine-episode run on Friday, March 5. That is 2 weeks previous to the premiere of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which begins March 19 on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar.
All WandaVision episodes will drop round 1:30pm IST / 12am PT. You can obtain all episodes on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar apps for Android and iOS.
The sequence is not going to be obtainable in Hindi, Tamil, or Telugu — whereas Disney India historically creates local-language dubs for Marvel films, it has but to begin doing the identical for Disney+ originals.
Here’s the official description for WandaVision from Disney and Marvel Studios:
WandaVision is a mix of traditional tv and the Marvel Cinematic Universe wherein Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) — two super-powered beings residing idealised suburban lives — start to suspect that the whole lot just isn’t because it appears.
Disney and Marvel Studios unveiled the primary trailer for WandaVision again in September, which gave us our first correct have a look at its Fifties suburban America setting, replete in black-and-white and 4:3 facet ratio.
A second trailer (beneath) was launched in December at Disney’s large presentation, which gave us snippets of the traditional sitcom-type jokes which can be anticipated in WandaVision, alongside hints of what’s actually occurring within the Marvel sequence.
In addition to the aforementioned Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/ Scarlet Witch, WandaVision additionally stars Paul Bettany within the lead as her love curiosity Vision.
“I think more than anything, this show created an opportunity to expand upon what makes Wanda Wanda,” Olsen mentioned. “She is a deep-feeling particular person, but on this present she tries to push that a part of herself apart. So, it was extra of a journey of permitting Wanda to interrupt by way of the sitcom facade and settle for the girl she is and the life she has led.
“He finds himself fully formed and in the 1950s,” says Bettany. “His daily life is a nine-to-five, briefcase-hat-and-suit job. […] Vision was born this omnipotent, naïve android, which is a weird combination, and he has always been growing and becoming — trying to understand what makes humans human, trying to understand love. This definitely feels like a culmination of that journey — an ending in some ways, and frankly, a new beginning.”
The WandaVision solid additionally consists of Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, a grown-up model of the 11-year-old we met in Captain Marvel, who selected the colors for the superhero’s costume. There are extra returning MCU characters in Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis from Thor and Thor: The Dark World, and Randall Park as FBI agent Jimmy Woo from Ant-Man and the Wasp.
“She’s gone on to become Dr. Darcy Lewis now,” Shakman mentioned. “So, she’s a real expert in her field.” As for Woo, he is the identical diligent agent. Schaeffer mentioned the 2 should work collectively: “They have a mystery to solve. They have so many questions and no answers.”
Kathryn Hahn joins the MCU as Agnes, described as “the brassy, nosy neighbor of Wanda and Vision. She’s well-versed in all things suburban, happily giving Wanda a leg up in navigating the social pressures of Westview.”
There are recurring or visitor roles in WandaVision for the likes of Jolene Purdy (Donnie Darko), Fred Melamed (A Serious Man), Debra Jo Rupp (That ‘70s Show), Asif Ali (Wrecked), David Lengel (Richard Jewell), and Emma Caulfield Ford (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
The first evaluations for WandaVision will likely be obtainable beginning Thursday, January 14 at 10:30pm IST/ 9am PT. Disney has given critics, together with me, entry to the primary three episodes previous to the evaluation embargo.
Just like with The Mandalorian season 2, I’ll be posting WandaVision episodic recaps that will likely be filled with spoilers as new episodes air. The first of them is due Friday, January 15 round 1:30pm IST.
Is WandaVision season 2 occurring?
No, since it is a miniseries. But there’s much more MCU content material coming on to Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier begins March 19, as I mentioned earlier than. It centres on the titular heroes performed by Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, with different MCU stars becoming a member of them.
That will likely be adopted by Tom Hiddleston-led Loki in May, the animated What If…? in summer time 2021, and each Ms. Marvel (with Iman Vellani within the lead) and Hawkeye (with Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton and Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop) in late 2021.
For 2022, Marvel Studios is making ready Moon Knight (that may have Oscar Isaac within the lead) and She-Hulk (with Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Tatiana Maslany as She-Hulk).
There are three extra MCU Disney+ sequence in growth: Secret Invasion (with Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn as Talos); Ironheart (with Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams / Ironheart); and Armor Wars (with Don Cheadle as James Rhodes / War Machine).
Here’s the official poster for WandaVision from Disney and Marvel Studios: