The Marvel Cinematic Universe is revealed in a post-Avengers: Endgame world with eight new Marvel shows on Disney+. Among the first wave of shows coming to the House of Mouse’s streaming platform is WandaVision, which series co-lead Paul Bettany characterizes as “bonkers” and which Marvel head Kevin Feige has teased as a project unlike anything done previously in the MCU.
IS VISION EXISTS IN THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE?
Considering Vision (Bettany) is still very much dead post-Avengers: Endgame, this miniseries already raises a lot of questions about what’s going on with this story. With the Infinity Stones destroyed, how much of Vision is left? Can he be repaired or revived? Between Spider-Man: Far From Home and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, we know that the concept of the multiverse is real in the MCU, so that offers one potential explanation as to how exactly WandaVision — and some other upcoming series and movies, for that matter — fits into the wider MCU.
WANDAVISION RELEASE DATE: WHEN WILL IT PREMIERE?
In 2019, During Marvel Studios’ San Diego Comic-Con panel, it was announced that WandaVision would arrive on Disney+ in spring 2021 just before Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness arrives in theaters on May 7, 2021. However, Disney announced on January 2020 via a Disney+ teaser that WandaVision would instead release sometime in 2020.
WHO IS IN THE WANDAVISION CAST?
The WandaVision cast is one of the most intriguing casts assembled for a Disney+ Marvel series. Elizabeth Olsen will return as Wanda Maximoff, a.k.a. Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany will be back as Vision, natch. Joining them is a helluva supporting cast:
- Teyonah Parris (Chiraq, Dear White People) will play an adult Monica Rambeau.
- Randall Park returns as FBI agent Jimmy Woo.
- Kat Dennings will be back as Darcy Lewis.
- Kathryn Hahn will play a still-unnamed “nosy neighbor,” according to Kevin Feige.
WHAT IS THE PLOT OF WANDAVISION?
At D23 in August 2019, Kevin Feige described the show as part “classic sitcom”, part “Marvel epic.” In an interview with Variety published in April 2019, Olsen heavily implied that the series would take place mostly in the ‘50s. Rather than time travel, some kind of illusion or reality-warping magic makes the most sense. One thing’s for sure: WandaVision might be the most surprising Disney+ series that Marvel Studios produces.
Set photos do indicate that Monica Rambeau (Parris) might be part of S.W.O.R.D., the cosmic-focused equivalent of S.H.I.E.L.D. that Nick Fury may be leading with the help of Skrulls, based on the Spider-Man: Far From Home post-credits scene. Leaked photos from the set of WandaVision have shown Monica and Jimmy (Park) will team up, head to the town of Eastview, and consult with local police.