Marvel’s First Disney Plus Original

Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen in WandaVision (2021)

Over 12 years and 23 feature length films, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is taking a huge gamble this Friday as the first major MCU TV series will be released on Disney Plus. While other branches of Marvel have created shows like ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and Netflix’s “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones”, “WandaVison” is the first show produced by the main branch of Marvel Studios and under studio chief Kevin Fegie. 

“WandaVision” places characters Vision, played by Paul Bettany, and Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch), played by Elizabeth Olsen, in a variety of classic American Sitcoms. “WandaVision” draws inspiration from the sitcoms, “The Brady Bunch”, “The Dick Van Dyke Show”, and “Bewitched”.  

While Vision and Wanda are very famous and well known in Marvel Comics, Kevin Feige has admitted that they have yet to scratch the surface with the two characters in the MCU.. This is one of the reasons why Marvel wanted to make “WandaVision”.

“WandaVision” takes place after the events of Avengers” Endgame where Wanda and the resurrected Vision are living a domestic life. The two get bounced around different sitcom styles while they try to figure out what is happening to them. The first season of “WandaVision” will be nine episodes long and will premiere weekly. The first two episodes will be released on January 15th, 2021.

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ComicBook. “Wandavision: First Reactions Released Online.” TV Shows, Comicbook.com, comicbook.com/tv-shows/news/wandavision-first-reactions-released/.

Vary, Adam B. “Marvel’s Kevin Feige on ‘WandaVision,’ ‘Star Wars’ and How the Pandemic Is Like Thanos’ Blip.” Variety, Variety, 11 Jan. 2021, variety.com/2021/tv/news/kevin-feige-wandavision-1234882498/