Marvel Studio’s original series WandaVision will premiere on Disney+ on January 15, 2021. The series will kickstart the fourth phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Marvel announced the arrival of WandaVision on Thursday night on social media. Sharing a video of the announcement, Marvel Studio wrote, “A new era arrives. Marvel Studios’ @WandaVision, an Original Series, is streaming Jan. 15 on #DisneyPlus.”
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) November 12, 2020
The six-hour long series will also be Marvel Studios’ first ever creation specifically for Disney+. The announcement of WandaVision coincided with the first-year anniversary of Disney+. WandaVision will be Disney+’s high profile series after The Mandalorian. With the new show to air soon, Disney+, which had announced that it had more than 60 million subscribers in August, can look forward to an increase in its subscription base.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Marvel Studios had to push back the dates of several movies and shows, including Black Widow and Thor: Love and Thunder. WandaVision will mark Marvel’s first outing in a year following the pandemic.
Billed as a fantasy series set within a sitcom-inspired universe, WandaVision is about two super-powered beings, Wanda Maximoff and Vision, who begin to suspect that not everything is what it seems like in their ideal suburban lives.
The show stars Elisabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany as Vision. The two had made their debut in the MCU with Avengers: Age of Ultron. They had later made their appearance in Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: End Game.
Marvel announced the fourth phase of the MCU, which will follow where it left off in End Game. The lineup includes several Disney+ exclusive shows, including WandaVision, Loki and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Disney+ also has LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special coming up this month. The streaming platform will also be premiering the Pixar movie Soul, which will premiere on December 25.