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WandaVision is coming to Disney Plus earlier than expected

Marvel WandaVision
(Image credit: Marvel Studios/Andy Park)

A new Disney Plus (opens in new tab) promo teasing all the 2020 content coming to the streaming service has revealed that WandaVision has been bumped up. The Marvel Cinematic Universe series was originally set to debut in 2021 and will center around Scarlet Witch (aka Wanda Maximoff) and Vision, but we don't know much else, save for the 50s-style poster for the series. Check out the promo below.

We thought we were only getting one Marvel original series in 2020, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, but it seems like Disney Plus is hedging its bets on original content after the success of The Mandalorian (opens in new tab). Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany are reprising their roles for WandaVision, but since it takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame, it's unlikely that Vision is actually returning in the robot flesh. What I'm curious about is if Elizabeth Olsen's Eastern European (Sokovian) accent will return, because that's been missing since Captain America: Civil War. 

ScreenRant reports that WandaVision's plot is "rumored to include SWORD (Sentient World Observation and Response Department), a counterterrorism agency from the comics" and the show's tone will be "half classic sitcom, half MCU spectacular." Plus, the events of the series will reportedly tie in with Scarlet Witch's cameo in the upcoming film Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. 

WandaVision will also include appearances from Kat Dennings' Darcy Lewis of Thor and Thor: Dark World fame, and Randall Park's Jimmy Woo from Ant-Man and the Wasp. 

If this release date change has you a bit confused, don't worry, we've got all the Marvel Phase 4 (opens in new tab) news you need. 

Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.