WandaVisionjust released this morning and will be the first of many Disney+ original TV shows following the success of The Mandalorian treatment with a big-budget TV show. The series released on January 15, 2021 at 3:00 AM US EST. It has a two-episode premiere, with each episode being a little over 30 minutes long (if you count non-credit time, the first episode is about 22 minutes long).
In totality, WandaVision will be 9 episodes long with new episodes releasing weekly every Friday. It concludes with a finale released on March 5, 2019. Shortly thereafter, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will premiere on March 19, 2021.
The first episode of the show will be in black and white as a nod to the 50s golden era of television. As Wanda Maximoff's (portrayed by Elizabeth Olsen) world fractures, we will see color introduced into the show.
The series is considered canon to the MCU and takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame.
Along with the January 15, 2021 announcement, Disney has also released multiple trailers and promotional stills to get fans excited about the new show. Watch the trailer below.
WandaVision will be starring the big screen actors from the MCU. Elizabeth Olsen will be playing the Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany will be reprising his role as Vision who previously passed away in the MCU when Thanos took away the Mind Stone in Avengers: Infinity War.
The series will be filmed in sitcom style, which is quite surprising for a Marvel television show. It was also filmed in front of a live audience.
Many fans were disappointed by the paltry screen time of the Scarlet Witch and Vision in the MCU, so it is a nice gesture by Marvel to give them the first of many Marvel-based exclusive shows on Disney+. In-fact the two characters have less than an hour of total screen time across all Marvel films put together. For comparison, Iron Man typically receives about that much screen time in a single movie.
Many fans of the characters will be excited to know that the TV show will be considered canon. This means it will fit inside the MCU continuity of the characters. While that does sound suspicious, given that Vision was killed off, we expect the show to explain how he returns and in what capacity so that it doesn't create any new plot holes.
The official synopsis of WandaVision is as follows:
"Set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, Wanda Maximoff and Vision are living the ideal suburban life in the town of Westview, trying to conceal their powers. But as they begin to enter new decades and encounter television tropes, the couple suspects things are not as they seem."
The series is already certified fresh by Rotten Tomatoes.
For those who don't have a Disney+ subscription, we have some bad news. The series is not expected to release on DVD anytime soon. The only way to watch the show will be to become a subscriber.
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