Watching the virtual 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday? You no doubt caught the debut of a new trailer for WandaVision. The first standalone series to be released in Phase Four of the MCU. The studio offered a sneak peek last year during D23 Expo 2019. Lacking any actual footage, that teaser was just snippets of The Dick van Dyke Show. They were interspersed with snippets of the Scarlet Witch and Vision from the various MCU films.
WandaVision is meant to be a kind of sitcom/epic superhero mashup. Kat Dennings reprising her role as Darcy from the Thor films. Randall Park reprising his Ant Man and the Wasp role. Kathryn Hahn (Crossing Jordan) will play a “nosy neighbor.” Teyonah Parris (Mad Men) plays a grown-up Monica Rambeau, daughter of Carol Danvers’ BFF, introduced in Captain Marvel. Within the MCU timeline, it takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame. And its events will tie in to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Which is currently slated for a 2022 release.
Per the official description: “WandaVision will follow the story of Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany’s superhero characters, the Scarlet Witch and Vision. The series is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.”
During last fall’s New York Comic-Con, Tom King mentioned that the show would draw on the 2016 comic book limited series by King and Gabriel H. Walta, The Vision. In that storyline, Vision “creates” a wife and two children and settles into a seemingly idyllic suburban life in Washington, DC. Things soon take a darker turn. There’s also a comics storyline in which Wanda creates a world where everyone gets their heart’s desire. So reality-warping is certainly within her canonical powers.
There’s no official release date yet. However, WandaVision trailer provided no release date. But, it is expected to debut on Disney+ in December 2020. The original plan was for a spring 2021 release. But, given that Falcon and the Winter Soldier was paused due to Covid… we’re getting it a bit earlier than expected.