‘WandaVision’ To Launch In January

by Erik Amaya

Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany as Vision in Marvel Studios' WandaVision. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2020. All Rights Reserved.

Although Disney+ teased a holiday debut, its first Marvel Studio limited series, WandaVision, debuts in January.

The series sees Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) move to the idyllic suburb of Westview. But as Wanda struggles to hide her powers and Vision’s synthoid nature from the neighbors, it becomes more than apparent that their sitcom world is some sort of illusion. Is it Wanda’s powers trying to spare her the grief of losing Vision or is a more sinister hand at work? Also, why is some shadowy agency — which may or may not be S.W.O.R.D. — camped out near Westview’s city limits?

The series also features Kathryn Hahn as nosy neighbor Agnes, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo, and Teyonah Paris as a grown-up Monica Rambeau, whose infiltration of Westview does not go as planned, if the recent trailers are any indication.

For a time, it seemed as though the series might debut this year. Disney+ included scenes from the series in a winter schedule sizzle reel, released a trailer, and got the show featured in this week’s EW. All of those things suggested a December debut. But considering the show just wrapped production and still needs some post-work, maybe a 2020 release was just wishful thinking on the streaming service’s part.

WandaVision joins the Disney+ lineup on January 15th.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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