WandaVision, Disney+’s first TV show set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, finally has a release date! But it’s not as soon as we were hoping:
WandaVision is the first of several TV shows set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe coming to Disney+. Originally, we were supposed to have already seen one by now: Disney’s plan was to get out The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, about the two title characters navigating a post-Avengers: Endgame world, in August.
But then the pandemic happened, and everything got pushed back. Still, WandaVision remained in Disney+’s “Coming Soon 2020” trailer, so it looked like that, at least, would come out this year.
And we were just fine with that, because WandaVision looks weird in the best way. The first MCU TV show will be a bizarre pastiche of old sitcoms that finds Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olson) and Vision (Paul Bettany) somehow living in a 1950s-style suburb even though Vision died in Avengers: Infinity War? I have no idea what’s going on and I couldn’t be happier.
And that curiosity will have to sustain me a little longer than I hoped it would, because Disney+ just announced that WandaVision won’t start streaming until January 15:
Eh, it’s not coming out that much later than expected — I figured it would squeak in under the wire sometime in December. But this will work.
As for the other Marvel shows, hopefully we know something soon. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, at least, had shot a lot of material before the pandemic shut it down, so that one should be on our screens before too long. Beyond that, there’s Loki, Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk and Moon Knight.
We’re about to have a whole lot of Marvel in our lives.