Disney+ today announced that Marvel Studios’ Disney+ Original Wandavision will premiere on January 15, 2021, finally ending the MCU content’s drought. 2020 is the first year since 2009 without any Marvel Studios’ feature release. Both Black Widow and Eternals were scheduled for 2020 before the pandemic was pushed back to 2021. Wandavision set to kickstart MCU’s phase 4 which was initially scheduled to start with Black Widow and Disney+ Original series The Falcon and The Winter Solider and the latter was delayed due to production delays caused by the pandemic.
Creator Jac Schaeffer and director Matt Shakman described the series as a half sitcom and half epic Marvel feature. Set in the town of Westview where Wanda and Vision were leading ideal suburban life concealing their powers. With decades set to past, the couple encounters television sitcom troupes and the couple suspects the things are not as they seem. The series was filmed in front of the live audiences in the studio where iconic sitcoms were filmed.
The series stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany in the titular characters Wanda Maximoff and Vision respectively. The series also introduced the older version of Monica Rambeau from Captain Marvel, played by Teyonah Parris. Kat Dennings and Randall Park reprise their MCU roles Darcy Lewis from Thor and FBI Agent Jimmy Woo from Ant-Man and the Wasp respectively. Kathryn Hahn known for her roles in premium dramas like Mrs. Fletcher is set to make her MCU debut as a nosy neighbor.
The six-part series will make its debut on Disney+ Hotstar in India and Indonesia and Disney+ wherever available. In other news, Disney+ Hotstar is set to debut an unscripted anthology series Marvel’s 616 on November 20. The eight-part anthology series explores the rich legacy of the comic’s iconic characters, incredible story-telling, and various storytelling methods.