Plenty of details about WandaVision have already be confirmed ahead of its debut in Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase 4, which runs through 2021. WandaVision is one of five new shows Marvel is making for the Disney+ streaming service, which is set to launch later in 2019.
The WandaVision series was confirmed in April 2019, along with other Marvel shows on Disney+, such as The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, What If...?, and Hawkeye. The series will consist of six episodes and each will be an hour long. One of the most intriguing aspects of WandaVision is that it will take place after Avengers: Endgame but will involve a 1950s setting. It's unclear how much of the series will be set in the 1950s or how the characters get there. But it will certainly be new territory for both Scarlet Witch and Vision, two MCU characters who didn't get the chance to time travel during Endgame. WandaVision will also feature the arrival of a Captain Marvel character and tie into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
A series solely focused on Scarlet Witch and Vision will inevitably deal with the fallout of Avengers: Infinity War, which saw the couple die in different ways at the hands of Thanos. How these two resume their relationship and their lives will be interesting to watch unfold over the course of a TV series. It will be doubly interesting to see how they develop as characters and what new adventure will come their way. With this in mind, here's what we know about WandaVision.
Elizabeth Olsen And Paul Bettany Will Return
Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen will reprise their respective roles as Vision and Scarlet Witch in WandaVision. Confirmation of their return was included in the April 2019 announcement about the five TV series Marvel would be making for the soon-to-be-launched Disney+ streaming service. Olsen is confirmed to continue playing Scarlet Witch in future MCU films. Depending on how Vision is brought back from the dead, Bettany could play him in more Phase 4 and 5 films, too.
Bettany has been a part of the MCU since the very beginning of Phase 1 with 2008's Iron Man. Initially, he was the voice of Tony Stark's AI system JARVIS. He continued to appear as JARVIS until 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron, when he transformed into Vision after Tony and Bruce Banner upload JARVIS into a physical form and brought him to life with the Mind Stone, thus making him a formidable techno-weapon against Ultron. Olsen's first appearance in the MCU was technically in the Captain America: The Winter Soldier post-credits scene - which teased the arrival of Scarlet Witch and her brother, Quicksilver - and was formally introduced in Age of Ultron. Scarlet Witch and Vision ended up falling in love over the course of Captain America: Civil War after he was tasked with guarding her at the Avengers headquarters. The pair developed a loving, albeit very protective, relationship with one another which only made it harder to watch Infinity War when it became clear Thanos would come for Vision and the Mind Stone.
Vision's Return On WandaVision Needs To Be Dealt With
WandaVision will have to address Vision's death in Avengers: Infinity War now that Paul Bettany is confirmed as a returning cast member. In the MCU timeline, Vision was killed by Thanos so the Titan could remove the Mind Stone from his head. Since Vision died before Thanos' snap at the end of Infinity War, his death is considered a permanent one, unlike Scarlet Witch who disappeared because of it and was returned at the end of Avengers: Endgame. Since WandaVision is set after the events of Endgame, Vision's return will throw a major curveball that is unavoidable and will no doubt be a central focus of the show.
No mention has been made about how exactly Vision will return in WandaVision. During Marvel's San Diego Comic-Con 2019 presentation, studio head Kevin Feige teased the show was "unlike anything we've done before" and series star Elizabeth Olsen hinted "we're gonna go weird, we're gonna get deep, we're gonna have lots of surprises." With these two hints in mind, there are a number of ways Vision could be brought back. Considering Scarlet Witch's powers are derived from an Infinity Stone, she could opt to try and recreate Vision herself. Another possibility would be bringing Vision back from a different universe, an option available to Scarlet Witch when she teams up with Doctor Strange and possibly goes into the multiverse with him.
Monica Rambeau Is Involved In WandaVision
Monica Rambeau is coming to WandaVision and will be played by If Beale Street Could Talk alum Teyonah Parris. News of Parris' casting was confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con during Marvel's presentation on their Phase 4 slate. Given Parris' casting and the fact WandaVision will take place after Avengers: Endgame, viewers will get to meet Monica as an adult. It's likely more of her backstory will be revealed to help fill in the gaps between the events of Captain Marvel, where she was introduced as the feisty, caring 11-year-old daughter of Maria Rambeau, and present-day MCU in 2023. Monica's involvement in WandaVision could be the first of repeat appearances in Phase 4 and Phase 5. This makes sense since Captain Marvel 2 will likely be a part of the MCU's Phase 5 schedule and would naturally involve her given her history with Carol Danvers.
In Marvel Comics, Monica becomes a superhero after she is bombarded with extradimensional energy emitted by an energy disruptor weapon made by a criminal scientist. The accident happens while working as a lieutenant in the New Orleans Harbor Patrol, making Monica one of the many average citizens-turned-superheroes, a common trope in comics. She's given the name Captain Marvel by the media but over the course of her comics run, she's taken up various names including Photon and Spectrum. Monica's powers include superhuman speed, strength, invisibility, and flight, as well as the ability to phase through any object and emit energy blasts; she can also transform herself into any energy within the electromagnetic spectrum. Given her transformation, she is also functionally immortal and doesn't appear to age or physically experience the various effects of aging.
WandaVision Connects To Doctor Strange 2
Scarlet Witch will appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. This fact was confirmed during Marvel's San Diego Comic-Con 2019 presentation although details were scant on how exactly she gets involved in Doctor Strange's next adventure. It was also confirmed the events of WandaVision would tie in directly to Doctor Strange 2 but, as expected, no further details were released.
Even though details of the connections between WandaVision and Doctor Strange 2 are unconfirmed, it's not hard to see why these two properties would be linked. Scarlet Witch has incredible hex powers which are strong enough to take out foes like Thanos. Unfortunately, she just hasn't had the proper amount of time onscreen to develop those powers or use them outside of a battle. Thus, the idea of getting to see her work alongside Doctor Strange, a.k.a. the Master of the Mystic Arts, will offer some fun and necessary character development for Scarlet Witch.
It also makes sense both WandaVision and Doctor Strange 2 are connected considering the latter will tap into the multiverse. Although unconfirmed, it's hard not to wonder whether WandaVision traveling back to the 1950s has something to do with Doctor Strange and the multiverse. Could he possibly open up a doorway into the past in another universe for the couple? Then again, this begs the question, are the events of WandaVision and Doctor Strange 2 happening simultaneously or in a linear fashion? Both would be solid options to keep these properties tied together but neither has been addressed by those in the know.
WandaVision Will Be Released During Phase 4
WandaVision will be released in early spring 2021 as part of the MCU's Phase 4. No specific date has been revealed yet but we can take an educated guess. Because of WandaVision's direct ties to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which sees Scarlet Witch joining Doctor Strange, the series will be released just before the sequel which arrives May 7, 2021. This means the series could premiere some time in April 2021 to keep the attention of fans looking to dive from one property right into the next.
WandaVision is one of five Marvel TV series premiering on Disney+ over the course of a year with direct ties into other MCU films. In the case of WandaVision, that tie-in is to Doctor Strange 2. Other Marvel TV shows debuting on Disney+ through 2021 include The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, What If...?, and Hawkeye.
When Will The WandaVision Trailer Debut?
There is no trailer for WandaVision just yet, nor are there any photos or behind-the-scenes footage to help give viewers an idea of what to expect. WandaVision goes into production in fall 2019 even though it has a spring 2021 release date. This means any footage which could be used to put a trailer together doesn't exist yet but will by the end of 2019. With all this in mind, it's possible a trailer could premiere in early to mid-2020 as a way of building excitement for the show far ahead of time. For example, if Marvel returns to San Diego Comic-Con in 2020, new footage or an actual trailer could be previewed at that time.