Elizabeth Olsen isn't allowed to reveal when she'll start filming for WandaVision. One of the upcoming Marvel Studios small screen projects for Disney+, WandaVision will reunite Olsen as Wanda "Scarlet Witch" Maximoff and Paul Bettany as Vision, with their characters headlining their very own TV series. After months of speculation, the show was confirmed at this year's D23 Expo, along with the reveal of additional characters such as Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, Teyonah Parris as a grown-up Monica Rambeau, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo, and Katherine Hahn in a yet to be disclosed role.
Plot specifics for WandaVision are being tightly kept under wraps, which makes sense since the show won't release on Disney+ until spring of 2021. People involved in the project, however, have described it as a sitcom that eventually becomes the type of Marvel event fans know from the big screen. It's also been confirmed that its events will take place after Avengers: Endgame and its story will directly connect to Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, as Wanda is also set to appear in that movie. Despite this, it turns out that Marvel Studios is still very serious about keeping details secret, as Olsen can't even say when production begins.
Speaking to EW while doing promotional rounds for the second season of Sorry For Your Loss, Olsen recalled how she was instructed not to talk about WandaVision's production date start, which apparently is unusual despite Marvel Studios typically being secretive with their projects. But she said that her upcoming MCU work will last for about a year.
“At D23 they told me, 'you're not allowed to talk about when you shoot.' Everything else. That one was a new one to me, but I guess because there’s so many limited series, I think they don’t want people to start guessing plots based on the order they’re filming in. All I know is I’m doing Marvel-ish things for a year."
For context, WandaVision will consist of six, one-hour episodes. And considering that Olsen will play one of the main roles in the series, it's safe to say that she's going to be in most of it. Couple that with her role in Scott Derrickson's Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, and it makes sense that she's tied up with MCU work for roughly a year, maybe longer than that if one would take into consideration potential reshoots.
It's confirmed that WandaVision will hit Disney+ sometime during the spring of 2021, albeit no particular month has been said. However, considering that it narratively connects to Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, chances are that it will arrive around the same time that the movie rolls out in May. Depending on how they're connected to each other, either of the two could come out before the other, but if one's strictly sticking to the announced timetable, the show might roll out before the movie does. That means, work for Olsen might begin around spring of 2020.
- Black Widow (2020) release date: May 01, 2020
- Eternals (2020) release date: Nov 06, 2020
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) release date: Feb 12, 2021
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2021) release date: May 07, 2021
- Thor: Love and Thunder (2021) release date: Nov 05, 2021
- Black Panther 2 (2022) release date: May 06, 2022
- Spider-Man: Homecoming 3 (2021) release date: Jul 16, 2021