Disney moves ‘WandaVision’ up to 2020

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Disney+ will host 'WandaVision' in 2020.
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Now that the ball has dropped and 2020 is here TV watchers are already starting to look forward to the new content that awaits. It will be a busy year for Disney+ as it seeks to build on the momentum of an incredibly successful platform launch. The highly-anticipated “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” spin-off series is already set to debut this year.

The House of Mouse surprised Marvel fans on Wednesday by announcing that “WandaVision” will also drop in 2020. Previously, the show was scheduled for a 2021 release. Though it seemingly came out of nowhere, the decision to move it up is probably for the best. With the conclusion of season one of “The Mandalorian” Disney+ will need plenty of fresh content to retain its subscribers.

When Will ‘WandaVision’ Be Released?

On Wednesday morning Disney+ tweeted a minute-long teaser video highlighting the many new shows and movies coming to the service in 2020. Notable blockbuster films like “Aladdin” and “The Lion King” join the likes of “The Mandalorian” season two and “Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”

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It would be easy to miss the quick moment that “WandaVision” appears in the clip. Yet, it is most certainly there. For Marvel fans, that is an exciting prospect. The snippet shows an artboard with Wanda (Scarlet Witch) and Vision in a 1950s-era living room.

As of now, Disney hasn’t yet confirmed when “WandaVision” will make its debut. Given that the show was originally supposed to arrive in 2021 it’s likely that fans won’t get to stream it until the latter half of 2020. Nonetheless, they will be in for a treat when it does eventually arrive.

What is ‘WandaVision?’

Like it has with the series’ release date Disney has been scarce with details about “WandaVision.”

Fortunately, fans can always count on the key actors of new shows to spill some hints. During Marvel Studios’ 2019 San Diego Comic-Con panel fans learned that the series will follow Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany’s Vision.

It isn’t clear how (or if) “WandaVision” will tie into the Infinity Saga timeline. However, we do know that it will take place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.”

That last bit is particularly interesting since ***Spoiler Alert*** Vision remains dead at the end of that film. It will be intriguing to see how his return is played out in “WandaVision.”

Fans can count on about six hours of content to explore that and more. It hasn’t been revealed how that time will be split up into episodes. Likewise, Disney hasn’t announced if “WandaVision” will release on a weekly schedule à la “Mandalorian” or all at once.

Regardless, the show is destined to be a hit. Elizabeth Olsen previously weighed in saying, “It’s gonna get weird. We’re gonna go deep, we’re gonna have lots of surprises, and we’re gonna finally understand Wanda Maximoff as the Scarlet Witch.”

For Disney+, the show will be a cornerstone in 2020. The service must now attempt to avoid the fate of HBO following the end of “Game of Thrones” as it opens a new decade without much new content. Having two new Marvel shows should help Disney+ retain many of its subscribers and also add some new ones.

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