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Marvel fans are ecstatic about getting ‘WandaVision’ this year

It's set to be released later this year.

Jan 27, 2021, 12:00 pm*

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Michelle Jaworski

Disney+ revealed some of the titles debuting on the streaming platform in the next few months. And while there’s a lot to be excited about in that lineup, such as The Mandalorian’s second season, Marvel fans are already gearing up for one debut that doesn’t have a premiere date.

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The 90-second trailer highlights plenty of TV shows, movies, and Disney+ originals arriving onto the platform in September, October, and November for what it’s calling #ItsfALLonDisneyPlus. For those who work better with a written breakdown, Disney+ released a handy graphic.

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But what people immediately picked up on was the placement of WandaVision, an upcoming Disney+ Marvel series centered around Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff (aka Scarlet Witch) and Paul Bettany’s Vision, in the trailer. There’s no new footage in the shortened clip, nor was there a release date included in the press release sent to journalists. But WandaVision, along with Black Beauty, Inside Pixar, and On Pointe, is included in a section of the press release highlighting “even more original entertainment programming premiering in late 2020.”

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If you go onto WandaVision’s landing page, you’ll notice the phrase “Coming Soon to Disney+” included above a button for the trailer.

Disney+ including WandaVision as part of its release schedule with essentially no new footage is essentially like throwing breadcrumbs to Marvel fans. But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been more than a year since any Marvel Cinematic Universe property has been released—the last one to hit theaters was Spider-Man: Far From Home in July 2019—and breadcrumbs feel like a feast.

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Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which was originally supposed to kick off Disney+’s slate of Marvel shows in August, was pushed back after the pandemic shut down filming back in March. Black Widow, whose original theatrical release was in early May, has been pushed back several times and is in the midst of rescheduling its previously announced Nov. 6 release. Eternals was pushed back to 2021. Even WandaVision has had its fair share of schedule shuffling: Disney+ pushed the series release up to late 2020 after setting an initial release for spring 2021—although that move was before COVID-19 became a global pandemic.

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While it’s always possible that WandaVision’s release date might get shifted back to 2021, Disney+ felt confident enough about its eventual release to include it as a series coming out soon.


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*First Published: Sep 16, 2020, 3:17 pm