MARVEL’S Phase Four of their Cinematic Universe is finally here as WandaVision kicks off the next chapter in the hugely popular series.
It is the first TV show spin-off to include one of the leading Avengers since the MCU project got underway back in 2008.
What time will WandaVision be released on Disney+?
The fifth episode of WandaVision was released TODAY (February 5, 2021).
In the UK it was available from 8am on Disney+.
In the US it dropped at 12am Pacific Time and 3am Eastern Time.
This will be followed by weekly episodes until March 5, 2021.
What is WandaVision about?
WandaVision takes place after Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame, where Vision – an android enhanced by artificial intelligences J.A.R.V.I.S., Ultron and the Mind Stone – died following Thanos’ finger snap.
Details around how Vision returns are very brief with theories ranging from him and romantic partner Wanda Maximoff living in an alternate reality to the Scarlet Witch able to bring him back to life using her extraordinary powers.
The trailer for the show revealed the pair would live as a normal couple – albeit Vision remains red with the Mind Stone upon his head – in an idyllic suburban neighbourhood as they hide their powers.
The show is expected to take them through the decades including the 50s, in a style of typical television programmes at the time.
But their lives will be turned up when events take an expected turn.
Who is in the WandaVision cast?
Elizabeth Olsen will return to play Wanda Maximoff, also known as Scarlet Witch, while Paul Bettany reprises his role as Vision, having previously been the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S., Tony Stark’s AI.
There are a couple of other characters from previous MCU films that will also make an appearance
A grown-up Monica Rambeau, the daughter of Carol Danvers’ – aka Captain Marvel – best friend Maria, stars in the American web television series.
Meanwhile, Kat Dennings reprises her role as Darcy Lewis, who previously interned for Jane Foster in the first two Thor films.
The WandVision cast includes:
- Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch
- Paul Bettany as Vision
- Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau
- Kathryn Hahn as Agnes
- Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis
- Randall Park as Jimmy Woo
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What other Marvel Studios shows are coming out?
WandaVision is the first of the Marvel Studios television saga and the opener to Phase Four of the Cinematic Universe.
These shows will tie in heavily with the films coming out in the next few years, including Black Widow, Eternals and sequels to previous movies.
The other TV programmes scheduled for release are:
- The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (March, 19, 2021)
- Loki (May 2021)
- What If…? (mid-2021)
- Ms Marvel (late 2021)
- Hawkeye (late 2021)
- Moon Knight (2022)
- She-Hulk (2022)
- The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (late 2022)
- Secret Invasion (TBA)
- Ironheart (TBA)
- Armor Wars (TBA)