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WandaVision Disney+ TV Show Starts Filming Fall 2019, Will Be 6 Hours Long

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Elizabeth Olsen says that Marvel's Scarlet Witch and Vision Disney+ series, WandaVision, will begin filming this fall and should run about six hours long. After years of comic book stories about the pair as a romantic couple, Wanda Maximoff and Vision finally paired up on the big screen in last year's Marvel Cinematic Universe film, Avengers: Infinity War. Their happiness was short-lived, however, after Thanos made his way to earth and promptly ripped the Mind Stone from Vision's head (killing him instantly), before then using his Infinity Gauntlet to snap half of all life in the universe out of existence, Wanda included.

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Thankfully, it looks like the surviving MCU superheroes will find a way to reverse all that in this week's Infinity War followup, Avengers: Endgame. Marvel Studios has only officially announced one more movie after Endgame (this summer's Spider-Man: Far From Home), but is known to be working on several films for Phase 4 of the MCU. It's also developing a handful of MCU TV series for the Disney+ streaming service, ahead of its launch this year on November 12.

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Among the MCU Disney+ series that've been confirmed so far are a show about Falcon and Winter Soldier, as well as a series about Loki and a show following Wanda and Vision titled WandaVision. Olsen, who plays Scarlet Witch in the MCU, was at the Endgame premiere earlier this week and told Variety that filming on WandaVision is currently slated to begin this fall. She later revealed that the show will span about six hours (or eight forty-five minute episodes) overall, in keeping with previous reports on the matter.

Olsen also referenced to the series' "great group of writers", which includes Jac Schaeffer as the show's main producer and pilot writer. The latter has quickly made a name for herself at Disney, having written the Frozen short Olaf's Frozen Adventure and co-written the upcoming Black Widow solo movie that Scarlett Johansson is headlining. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has further confirmed that the Marvel Disney + series will intersect with future MCU movies, as part of a larger shift in storytelling that Marvel plans to start embracing in Phase 4 and beyond.

Between all that and Olsen and Paul Bettany reprising their respective roles as Wanda and Vision, the WandaVision series is shaping up to feel like a proper continuation of the overarching MCU narrative. The show will also have better production values than some of the other MCU TV series have in the past, to the degree that it should look and feel pretty cinematic. As for what the future holds for those crazy kids... well, everyone will just have to wait and see what happens in Endgame, and how - if at all - it sets the stage for WandaVision's storyline.

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Source: Variety

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