Bob Iger reveals WandaVision’s 2020 release date
During yesterday’s Disney Earnings Call, Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed the official release date for Disney+’s forthcoming WandaVision. Originally set for a Spring 2021 launch, the Elisabeth Olson and Paul Bettany-led MCU series will now be making its highly-anticipated debut later this year in December, which is much earlier than the previous scheduled release date.
Set in the 1950s, WandaVision will follow the story of Elizabeth Olson and Paul Bettany’s superhero characters Scarlet Witch and Vision. The series blends the style of classic sitcoms with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living their ideal suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.
It has also been confirmed through previously released set photos that the series will be featuring the Sentient World Observation and Response Department or better known as S.W.O.R.D. which is a subdivision of S.H.I.E.L.D. that deals with alien threats that jeopardize world security. However, it is still unclear whether prominent S.W.O.R.D. members such as S.W.O.R.D. leader Abigail Brand will also appear in the series or not but this would definitely mark the live-action debut of the department and the first Marvel property from the Fox-Disney merger that will be integrated into Marvel Studios’ Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The series will also see the return of Kat Dennings to the MCU, reprising her role as Darcy Lewis which she last portrayed in 2013’s Thor: The Dark World along with Randall Park returning as FBI Agent Jimmy Woo from Ant-Man and the Wasp. It will also feature MCU newcomers Kathryn Hahn and Teyonah Parris as the grown-up version of Monica Rambeau, a character who first made her appearance in last year’s Captain Marvel.
WandaVision is expected to be the second show that Marvel Studios is producing for Disney+ with Jac Schaeffer (Captain Marvel) serving as its producer, showrunner and head writer. While Matt Shakman is directing the series.