There’s still a few weeks to go until Disney+ launches in the UK on 24th March, but there’s already some good news in store for future subscribers.
One of the new platform’s most anticipated original shows, Marvel series WandaVision, will now be debuting on the service later this year, having previously been earmarked for a Spring 2021 release.
The news was first revealed in a video that offered a glimpse at all of the major Disney+ releases set to launch in 2020, with first-looks at the Lizzie McGuire reboot and The Mandalorian season two among the other highlights.
This was followed up by a tweet from the official Disney+ account, which confirmed the news that the series would come later in 2020.
Exactly what WandaVision will be about remains something of a mystery at this stage, although we do know that it will consist of six episodes and will see Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprising their MCU roles as Wanda Maximoff and Vision respectively – with the latter seemingly brought back following his death in Avengers: Infinity War.
The series will also star Teyonah Parris (Mad Men), Kat Dennings (Thor), Randall Park (Ant-Man and the Wasp) and Kathryn Hahn (Private Life).
The stars have so far compared the series to a sitcom, calling the show ‘bonkers” in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
Olsen said, “It is a mash-up between American sitcoms throughout the decades and Marvel film with these characters.”
And Bettany added, ““I think there’s been a real progression in the characters and the relationship and to actually be able to spend the time on that. Each time there’s more exciting stuff for us to do.… The scripts we are reading so far are so bonkers.”
We’re certainly intrigued…