‘WandaVision’ To Premiere In 2021 On Disney+
It was announced last week that the upcoming Marvel television series WandaVision will premiere on January 15, 2021, on the streaming service Disney+. This is yet another release date change caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The series was originally intended to come out in December of this year, but it seems that fans will have to wait even longer to see WandaVision make its debut on Disney+. The delay of WandaVision almost definitely means that all of the other upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe shows that were supposed to air in 2021 are now going to be pushed back to a later date as a result.
Created by Black Widow and Captain Marvel writer Jac Schaeffer, WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlett Witch who moves to a new and mysterious town called Westview after the events of Avengers: Endgame. She is joined by Vision (Paul Bettany), who was previously killed in Avengers: Infinity War and is now somehow alive. As Wanda and Vision live in Westview and try to hide their powers from other people, they soon discover that the town is not what it seems when they are forced through various decades and odd alternate television and sitcom type realities. Olsen and Bettany’s characters are joined by Jimmy Woo (Randall Park), a bumbling FBI agent who paroled Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) in Ant-Man and the Wasp, Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings), an intern for Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) love interest Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) in Thor and Thor: The Dark World and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), an Air Force pilot who is the daughter of the character Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch) from Captain Marvel.
It is unknown why WandaVision was pushed back to 2021 when there was really no need to since the production of the first season has been finished. However, it is rumored that the show is being delayed in order to avoid The Mandalorian competing with it on the streaming service. Regardless, the delay of WandaVision solidifies the fact that 2020 is the first year since 2009 in which no MCU projects have been released.