Over the past decade, Marvel Studios has treated us with at least one or more new titles per year. Unfortunately, when the pandemic hit, films like Black Widow and Eternals were postponed to a later date. Worse, production on other titles were halted. Though the one glimmer of hope for a new Marvel Studios release for 2020 lied with “WandaVision,” it seems we will have to wait a little while longer for the first superhero action-sitcom series to arrive on Disney+.
A new teaser and press release confirm “WandaVision” debuts on January 15, 2020. Not the late 2020 winter release many hoped would happen.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for “WandaVision:”
‘“WandaVision” is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany)—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems. The new series is directed by Matt Shakman; Jac Schaeffer is head writer.’
“WandaVision” pulls from the “House of M” story arc created by Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel. In it, Wanda Maximoff creates an idyllic new reality for herself after suffering a major traumatic event.
Based on the teaser trailer and the images provided, it seems this new reality is based on the various family sitcoms that span generations. The latest teaser hints at some of the sitcom inspiration like Leave It To Beaver, Bewitched, Full House, and even Rosanne. However, things take a strange when the trailer starts to glitch and the wallpaper behind the TV starts to change on its own.
But that isn’t the only strange happenings that we’ve seen hints of. Earlier trailers have revealed that Agnes (Kathyrn Hahn) may have some sort of powerful physic effect on this alternate reality. Some have speculated that Agnes is short for Agatha Harkness, who in the comics, wielded a powerful influence on Scarlet Witch.
Unlike some of the previous Marvel TV shows, the Disney+ ones will be connected to the MCU. “WandaVision” sets up for Marvel Studios’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, in which Olsen reprises her role as Wanda Maximoff. So it should be interesting to see what sort of teases will see, if any, that alludes to the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel.
What’s also interesting to see is how Teyonah Parris’s Monica Rambeau will factor into the story. Kat Dennings and Randall Park also return to reprise their roles as Darcy Lewis and Jimmy Woo, respectively.
Though it may be a little bit disappointing to know that we aren’t getting any new Marvel Studios titles this year, we should be excited that 2021 will start off in a big way as “WandaVision” debuts exclusively on Disney+ on January 15, 2021.