At long last, we know when WandaVision will appear on Disney+! The much-anticipated Marvel show lands January 15, 2021. Which is kind of a bummer, since Marvel previously said it would come out this year. But a firm date is still good news.
The date was announced in a cute lil’ tweet:
— WandaVision (@wandavision) November 12, 2020
This week, Entertainment Weekly has a cover story on WandaVision that digs into the production details—the live studio audience! the period-appropriate lights and lenses!—while staying very light on meaty details. As the trailer shows, WandaVision finds Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and a somehow not-dead Vision (Paul Bettany) living in a strange kind of suburban sitcom bliss—but missing memories of how they got into this situation. Why are they skipping through decades? Why is Vision wearing his old-school comics costume? And how does the grown-up Monica Rambeau, recently seen in Captain Marvel as a child, fit in?
WandaVision wasn’t meant to be the first of Marvel’s Phase Four shows to air; that honor was supposed to go to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, but the pandemic shut down production on that series. With Black Widow among the films bumped to 2021 and no word on the Loki series, WandaVision may be all the Marvel goodness we’re getting for a while.
WandaVision‘s January 15 premiere date also officially makes 2020 the first year since 2009—roughly 5 billion years ago—without any “official” Marvel Cinematic Universe on screens, although Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Helstrom have filled the gap somewhat. Make of that what you will.