When WandaVision finally debuts next week, it will be a two-hour affair.
According to sites like Slashfilm, Disney+ and Marvel Studios have announced the first two episodes of the series will be made available in the early hours of January 15th. WandaVision is the first of the studio’s forays into weekly content and, as such, is something of a big deal. Other shows, like BBC America’s The Watch, have also showcased two episodes on their premiere days to entice viewers to stick around after the pilot.
WandaVision sees Wanda Maximof (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) living in an idyllic 1950s sitcom town. But to fit in with their nosy neighbors, the newlyweds must conceal their powers and Vision’s android nature. Oh, but didn’t Vision die in Avengers: Infinity War? Presumably that question will be bundled into the mystery of the series. As glimpsed in trailers over the last year, the sitcom nature of their world will change while a government agency sits just outside the community’s border monitoring the situation. Fans of the Scarlet Witch may presume she is causing all of this, but it is still possible some outside force is involved.
The events of the series will also play into Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, proving, at long last, Marvel’s film and television projects are connected.
WandaVision debuts January 15th on Disney+