What does ‘Avengers: Endgame’ tell us about Disney+’s ‘WandaVision’?

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Starring Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen, this Marvel spinoff arrives on Disney+ in 2020.

Disney+ has four Marvel live-action shows in the works: Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, and HawkeyeWandaVision stars Vision and Scarlet Witch and is expected to arrive in 2020, following the Falcon/Winter Soldier show.

Each Disney+ spinoff is a big-budget miniseries, running from six to eight episodes. Here’s everything we know about WandaVision, from casting updates to news about the show’s overall concept, which ties into the Avengers franchise.

WandaVision cast

Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen are set to reprise their roles, with more casting announcements expected before the show starts filming in fall 2019.

WandaVision creative team

Jac Schaeffer will serve as showrunner. She has a co-writing credit on Captain Marvel and the upcoming Black Widow solo movie, making her one of the key writers for Marvel’s next phase.

Elsewhere, she’s best known for writing and directing the 2009 sci-fi romcom TiMER, about a matchmaking device that counts down to when the wearer meets their soulmate. It’s a witty and original movie that showcases Schaeffer’s skill for observational drama and smart sci-fi worldbuilding, making her a very promising choice for a show about the relationship between a witch and a robot.

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WandaVision plot

This section includes spoilers for Avengers: Endgame.

The big question hanging over Marvel’s Disney+ shows is when they take place. Our best guess it that Falcon and the Winter Soldier takes place after Endgame, but Hawkeye could theoretically happen at any point in his MCU timeline, and Loki is rumored to be a prequel. (Actually, Loki could even take place in a separate timeline, considering what happens with him in Endgame.)

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WandaVision is the one show that seemingly does have a fixed timeframe: sometime between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. Both characters were introduced in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and they fell in love sometime between Civil War and Infinity War. Since Vision dies in Infinity War, that gives us a year or so to explore their relationship. However, Elizabeth Olsen offered a surprising detail in an April 2019 interview with Variety, suggesting that WandaVision could take place in the 1950s—or potentially include time travel, anyway.

“There’s quite a few other comic books that we’re pulling from… I think at the Disney+ launch chat, they showed a photo of us in the ’50s,” said Olsen.

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Could WandaVision even take place in an alternate universe? That happens all the time in the comics, after all. And since Scarlet Witch is literally magic, this show has a lot of creative leeway to get weird.

WandaVision release date

With Disney+ launching in Nov. 2019, this show is expected to arrive sometime in 2020.

WandaVision trailer

Since the show doesn’t start filming until fall 2019, you’ll have to wait a while for the trailer.

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor