WandaVision Release Date Confirmed, Releases One Month Later Than Expected
WandaVision, the first Marvel Cinematic Universe miniseries on Disney +, will premiere on January 15, 2021, as announced by Disney and Marvel Studios. That is a month later than originally expected. Earlier in the year, Disney had said that WandaVision would launch in 2020, and the launch window was later shortened to December. But now it’s January 2021. WandaVision will be available on Disney + Hotstar in India and Indonesia, and Disney + where available, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and the US In India, you will need access to Disney + Hotstar Premium, which costs Rs. 299 per month or Rs. 1,499 per year.
As the title suggests, WandaVision is an acronym for Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany), and follows the two after the events of Avengers Endgame. Spoilers ahead of Avengers: Infinity War. It is unclear how it works, given that Vision died in Infinity war. WandaVision is set in both the 2020s and 1950s, and the Marvel series draws on the sitcoms of Hollywood’s Golden Age to depict the latter period. It will also be directly linked to the events of Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness.
In addition to Olsen and Bettany, returning stars on WandaVision include Teyonah Parris as an adult version of Monica Rambeau who was first seen on Captain Marvel, Kat Dennings as pol-sci major and research assistant Darcy Lewis who worked for Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) on Thor and Thor: The Dark Worldand Randall Park as FBI Agent Jimmy Woo previously seen in Ant-Man and the Wasp. Kathryn Hahn, Jolene Purdy, Fred Melamed, Debra Jo Rupp, and Asif Ali are new to the WandaVision cast.
Behind the scenes, Jac Schaeffer (Captain Marvel, Black widow) is the creator, showrunner, and lead writer for the six-episode WandaVision. Matt Shakman (game of Thrones, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) is the director. Schaeffer is also an Executive Producer on WandaVision alongside Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. WandaVision has been made in a reported budget of $ 150 million (approximately Rs. 1,120 crore), as much as the first two Thor movies each.
WandaVision is one of nine MCU series in various stages of development on Disney +, along with characters like Anthony Mackie, directed by Sebastian Stan The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021), star of Tom Hiddleston Loki (spring 2021), Mrs. Marvel with Iman Vellani (late 2021), Hawkeye, Moon knight with Oscar Isaac potentially, Tatiana Maslany directed She hulk (2022) and an untitled title Nick Fury Series. There’s also Marvel’s What If …? (Summer 2021), which will not be part of the MCU canon.
Here’s the official synopsis for WandaVision, from Disney +:
WandaVision is a mix of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) – two super-powerful beings living idealized suburban lives – begin to suspect that not everything is what it seems.
WandaVision debuts on January 15, 2021 on Disney + and Disney + Hotstar.