Even with the unceremonious cancellation of Daredevil, the slightly more ceremonious cancellation of Iron Fist, and the upsetting cancellations of both The Punisher and Jessica Jones, there will be plenty of Marvel TV coming your way. Indeed, like HYDRA, cut off one Marvel TV show and two more shall take its place.
One exciting addition to the batch of Marvel TV shows on the upcoming Disney+ streaming service is WandaVision, a series about the unlikely pairing of an android and a mutant (?) magic user/probability manipulator. Well, it’s not that unlikely to long-time Marvel Comics fans, as Vision and Scarlet Witch were a staple of Avengers comics for many years, and even supported a limited series that detailed their domestic bliss.
Marvel just unveiled a first image from the upcoming series at the Brazilian CCXP expo:
“[We have] the opportunity to tell their story, and show more of what Wanda can do, more of what makes Vision, Vision, and most importantly, reveal a name that I’m not even sure we’ve said in the MCU yet, but we make a big deal of in the show, is the fact that Wanda is the Scarlet Witch,” said MCU maestro Kevin Feige. “And what does that mean, that she is the Scarlet Witch? That’s what we play into with this show in ways that are entirely fun, entirely funny, somewhat scary, and will have repercussions for the entire future of Phase 4 of the MCU.”
WandaVision release date
Marvel announced during it’s SDCC 2019 appearance that WandaVision will come to Disney+ in spring 2021.
Marvel and Disney are actively developing this series, hiring Jac Schaeffer (who worked on the Captain Marvel screenplay) as showrunner, and both Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen will reprise their big screen roles.
We also learned that Monica Rambeau, the daughter of Maria Rambeau, Carol Danvers’ former best pal played by Lashana Lynch, will appear in the series, realised by Teyonah Parris. The series will also lead into Marvel’s Doctor Strange sequel, Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness.
In an interview with Variety (which you can see for yourself below) Olsen has been chatting about the upcoming Marvel series, and it looks like the plot may somewhat follow Tom King’s The Vision comics, where Vis had a weird-as-hell but wonderfully compelling arc in 1950s suburbia!
“There’s quite a few other comic books that we’re pulling from and it’s going to be Wanda and the Vision,” the actress said. “So I think that’s a good teaser. Paul [Bettany] and I are really excited. They have a great group of writers. I think it’s going to be a total of six hours.”
The events of Infinity War saw Vision kick the bucket, but the final act of Endgame saw Scarlet Witch back in action (and extremely pissed off) so what kind of scenario would reunite the two? It’s worth noting that Scarlet Witch has been known to create her own version of reality in the comics, so that’s a very real possibility for WandaVision.
All of these new Marvel TV shows are set to have more in common with their big screen counterparts than the dearly departed Netflix shows, with bigger budgets and the same marquee stars running wild. Other shows include a Tom Hiddleston-fronted Loki series, and Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie in a Winter Soldier and Falcon series. You can see how each of these three shows checks a particular Marvel box, from the sci-fi possibilities of Vision and Scarlet Witch to the fantasy elements of Loki, and the action/espionage of Winter Soldier and Falcon.