Today, Disney+ released a press release, highlighting new programming for its Fall schedule, and buried in the press release was Marvel Studios’ WandaVision.
Per the streamer, the live-action series will debut sometime after November 12 (the first anniversary of Disney+), as they highlight WandaVision will debut with their second year of content, which also includes Black Beauty, a contemporary film adaptation of the classic story starring Mackenzie Foy, Iain Glen and Claire Forlani and the voice of Kate Winslet, Inside Pixar, a never-before-seen look into Pixar Animation Studios’ creative process, On Pointe, an original docu-series about students of the School of American Ballet and The Nutcracker performance at Lincoln Center.
The news is welcome to fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as the coronavirus pandemic has shifted the way Marvel Studios will release and develop future projects. Black Widow is still officially slated for a November release, but insiders say a new theatrical release date is possible. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has resumed production and is likely getting an Early 2021 release, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings also resumed production. Hawkeye and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness are expected to begin production this Fall.
Paul Bettany reprises the role of Vision and Elizabeth Olsen returns to her role of Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, as they become the perfect married 50’s, nuclear family. Teyonah Parris will also appear on the series as the grown-up version of Monica Rambeau, who was introduced to fans in Captain Marvel. Kathryn Hahn is playing a nosey neighbor reportedly named Agatha. Josh Stamberg will also appear alongside Randall Park as secret agents.
According to previous reports Doctor Strange himself, Benedict Cumberbatch was on set for the last week of filming for WandaVision, which lines up with another story reported stating longtime Doctor Strange villain Nightmare would be the antagonist for the series, as well as Marvel Studios CCO Kevin Feige previously stating the film will lead directly into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Earlier this year, Evan Peters (American Horror Story) was announced to have joined the series last summer in an unknown but a key role and shot his scenes towards the end of last year. Fans are now speculating what his role could be; the popular but least likely guess is Wanda’s brother Pietro aka Quicksilver, a role he played in Fox’s X-Men universe and was played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The series is also rumored to have shot in front of a live studio audience, and will pay homage to the multi-camera sitcom comedies throughout television history, including I Love Lucy. Funny enough a lot of these reports regarding WandaVision has come from Murphy’s Multiverse, so this news has some weight to it.