Highly Anticipated ‘WandaVision’ Premieres On Disney+
The highly anticipated television series WandaVision premiered on Thursday, with many people excited to see the Marvel Cinematic Universe continue after almost all of its projects were put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The series stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlett Witch and Paul Bettany as Vision. WandaVision also stars Kathryn Hahn as Agnes, a “nosy neighbor” type of character who constantly checks up on the couple. Jolene Purdy has also been announced to appear in an undisclosed role as part of the recurring cast. Returning cast members from the MCU will also include Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, who previously appeared in Thor in 2011 and Thor: The Dark World in 2013, Randall Park as FBI agent Jimmy Woo from Ant-Man and the Wasp in 2018 and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau from 2019’s Captain Marvel.
In the series, Wanda finds herself trapped in a strange reality where everything seems to be set within a sitcom. While she is confused about her new surroundings, she is both shocked and overjoyed to find that Vision is alive in this reality after being killed by Thanos (Josh Brolin) during the events of Avengers: Infinity War. The two enjoy their time together in this sitcom-like environment, with their world transforming from a 1950s style television show into a 1970s style sitcom. However, as time goes on the couple slowly starts to discover that this reality is not what it seems and actually quite dangerous, with them eventually making it their goal to break out of this strange reality warping prison. WandaVision will be the first Marvel Cinematic Universe-based television series to premiere on the Disney+ streaming service and will also be the first installment in the MCU’s fourth phase due to Black Widow being pushed back to May as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
WandaVision premiered on Disney+ on January 15, with the first two episodes available for the viewer once it airs.