Sunday night we saw the first footage from the Marvel Studios live-action MCU shows that will begin airing on Disney+ starting in August with The Falcon & The Winter Soldier (start now officially confirmed).
Now, Disney CEO Bob Iger first revealed during the company’s Q1 Earnings call that WandaVision will begin airing in December.
Here is the official announcement/press release via Marvel’s website.
During The Walt Disney Company’s Q1 FY20 Earnings call, Bob Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented that the launch of Disney+ has been “enormously successful” with over 28.6 million subscribers to date.
On the call, Iger also revealed release dates for two of Marvel Studios’ highly-anticipated series: The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (August 2020) and WandaVision (December 2020), which saw its first broadcast spotlight over the weekend during the Big Game, for later this year.
While Marvel Studios’ WandaVision will land on Disney+ in December. This series blends the style of classic sitcoms with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany)—two super-powered beings living their ideal suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems. Costarring with Olsen and Bettany is Teyonah Parris, whom Kevin Feige revealed during San Diego Comic-Con 2019 would be playing the adult Monica Rambeau, who was introduced as a child in Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel. As discovered at D23 2019, WandaVision will see Kat Dennings, as seen as Darcy in Marvel Studios’ Thor and Thor: The Dark World; Randall Park, who played Agent Jimmy Woo in Ant-Man and The Wasp; and Kathyrn Hahn, who will play a new character. The new series is directed by Matt Shakman; Jac Schaeffer is head writer.
Filming is underway in Atlanta, Georgia under the working title of Big Red.
Set photos have confirmed the show will be introducing S.H.I.E.L.D.’s cosmic counterpart S.W.O.R.D. which could have an impact on the recently announced Captain Marvel 2, will be penned by WandaVision writer Megan McDonnell.
The footage also teased their twin boys will also appear in the show, who grow up to be Young Avengers members Wiccan and Speed.
The series is said to be directly connected to Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness (May 7th, 2021), which is said to begin shooting this May at Pinewood Studios UK even though recently losing director Scott Derrickson.
The Multiverse is expected to be explored in both WandaVision and Loki.
Elizabeth Olsen will co-star as Wanda/Scarlet Witch alongside Benedict Cumberbatch’s Stephen Strange.
It’ll be interesting to see if WandaVision will be introducing audiences to the villain of the Doctor Strange sequel. Current rumblings suggest that characters such as America Chavez, Brother Voodoo, and Clea could be appearing.