Marvel and Disney have officially confirmed a television series surrounding the characters of Scarlet Witch and Vision, to air on the upcoming Disney+ streaming service under the title of WandaVision. This news comes a day after it was reported that a Hawkeye series would also air on Disney+, and a few months after a series surrounding the two Avengers characters was rumored to be in development. This all seems to be part of Marvel’s strategy to utilize the upcoming streaming service to tell more intimate stories about characters who haven’t necessarily had the screen time to shine in the big Avengers team-up movies.
While Disney+ has yet to launch, the company behind the streaming platform is working on a plethora of shows centered in both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Star Wars canon, seemingly in an attempt to draw more subscriptions in what is already a crowded streaming market. A Falcon & Winter Soldier series was also announced alongside WandaVision, which will focus on yet more supporting characters in the MCU, hopefully in an effort to flesh out its underutilized characters in a long-form environment like television.
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At the Walt Disney Studios’ investor meeting, which focused on the Disney+ streaming service and its upcoming launch, WandaVision was confirmed by the company. The series will focus on both Scarlet Witch and Vision, and will bring back actors Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany in starring roles.
While it’s not surprising that WandaVision was confirmed by Disney, the title itself definitely is. It was previously rumored that the show would be called Vision and the Scarlet Witch, which certainly has more of a comic book feel to it (in fact, there was a comic story with the same name released in the 1980s). WandaVision is certainly easier for fans to remember, however, and definitely has a nice ring to it. There’s no word yet on when to expect the show or how many episodes it’ll have, but that will surely come in due time.
Captain Marvel and Black Widow scribe Jac Schaeffer will write and produce WandaVision for Disney+, though there’s no information available on when the story will take place in the MCU continuity or what that story will be. Presumably, it will focus somewhat on the romantic relationship between Scarlet Witch and Vision and how it develops. Whether that includes drawing from their complex relationship in the comics remains to be seen. Either way, fans can be assured that WandaVision is on the way.
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