The year 2020 has resulted in a major drought of Marvel Studios projects, but that will finally end early next year when WandaVision finally releases on Disney+ in January. The first proper series of shows set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will reunite Scarlet Witch and the Vision as they navigate a mysterious reality that captures their lives in a conventional format of sitcoms throughout the decades. WandaVision was originally meant to follow up from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, but like many other Marvel Studios projects, they were delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the resulting setbacks that continue to affect Hollywood.
On Thursday, Marvel and Disney announced on social media that WandaVision will premiere on January 15, 2021. This is certainly later than fans had hoped, given that 2020 has been entirely void of anything from Marvel Studios, and it seemed like a foregone conclusion that WandaVision would be arriving in December. Still, we now have a date to mark on our calendars for the official return of the franchise.
WandaVision is going to be very different than all of the other entries in the MCU to-date. Not only is it the first TV series produced entirely by Marvel Studios, but it also blends the magical elements of the franchise with the world of classic sitcoms. Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprise their roles as Scarlet Witch and Vision, thought it is yet to be revealed exactly how this will fit into the grand scheme of things, since Vision was killed in Avengers: Infinity War.
The tone of WandaVision will also be much stranger than anything else the franchise has released to this point. In an interview earlier this year, Bettany referred to the series as "bonkers."
"Yes, I'm back for WandaVision... I am such an admirer of Kevin Feige, he has taken such a risk with the show, and the concept of this show. It's beautifully written by [Jac Schaeffer] and her staff of writers - and it is f-cking bonkers," Bettany said. "I mean it's so out there and nuts, the choices that they are making. And fans will not have to wait that much longer... they'll much more of an insight, very, very, soon as to what it may look and feel like."
In addition to Olsen and Bettany, WandaVision will feature the MCU return of Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, and Randall Park as Jimmy Woo. Kathryn Hahn will play the couple's pesky neighbor, Agnes, while Teyonah Parris is set to take on the role of older Monica Rambeau. If you recall, the young Monica first appeared in 2019's Captain Marvel, which was set in the 1990s. Akira Akbar played the 11-year-old version of the character in that film.
Darcy Lewis hasn't been seen in the MCU since Thor: The Dark World, which was released in 2013. It remains to be seen if she'll be returning in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder, since that film will also see Natalie Portman's Jane Foster making a comeback. As for Jimmy Woo, his only appearance in the MCU came in 2018's Ant-Man and the Wasp.
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