While being a Marvel Studios fan means accepting delays in the time of COVID, the company’s upcoming WandaVision refuses to wait.
Per a Disney+ tweet, the series is still on track for a December. WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany as Vision — a character last seen in Avengers: Infinity War as a bunch of broken, twisted metal. The series will, presumably, outline how Wanda brings him back to life and what sort of adventures they get up to. Then again, the footage seen in publicity material so far sees both characters recast as a stock sitcom husband and wife even as the sitcom keeps changing from decade to decade.
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Kathryn Hahn presumably plays the nosy neighbor while Teyonah Parris will make her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as the grown-up Monica Rambeau. Other returning faces include Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis and Randall Park as Jimmy Woo. And if the IMDb cast list is to be believed, the series will introduce S.W.O.R.D. into the mix.
The series is said to have ties to Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness as Olsen is expected to appear in that film as Wanda. But by moving WandaVision into the premiere MCU TV show slot, it would seem those ties are not necessarily critical to either project.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, originally scheduled to debut in August, is still in production and at one point seemed poised to take WandaVision‘s December spot. But now, it seems post-production on that series will not be completed in time.
Of course, Disney+ carefully positioned WandaVision as part of the content coming to the service in the “coming months,” so it still could shift to an early 2021 release. But featuring it alongside The Mandalorian‘s second season, the Marvel 616 documentary series, and a few other programs definitely set for 2020 is a strong indication Marvel and Disney intend to get at least one project out the door this year.