‘WandaVision’: Why Now Is the Right Time for Marvel’s First Disney+ Series

Brace yourself, Marvel fans. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is coming to Disney + in a big way in 2021. And this exciting new branch of the MCU isn’t getting into the streaming service. Instead, WandaVision starting Level 4 in a very ambitious way. While the release date of the Marvel show remained uncertain for a while, this is why the first look of January 2021 is perfect.

'WandaVision' at Disney's D23 Expo 2019
‘WandaVision’ at Disney’s D23 Expo 2019 | Jesse Grant / Getty Photos for Disney

The Marvel Cinematic Universe did not release any new content in 2020

As a result of the pandemic (COVID-19) pandemic, the MCU was forced to take longer breaks. Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, and Spider man: far from home they were all $ 1 billion hits in 2019. And with the Infinity Saga over, Marvel expected to return less than a year later Black Widow in May 2020. In fact, less than two months earlier, movie theaters closed.

Studios was pushing big releases like Fast & Wild 9 and Ghostbusters: Afterlife to 2021. However, even as Wonder Woman 1984 they went out at the same time in theaters and on HBO Max, Marvel stayed firmly. So, for the first time since 2009, Marvel Studios did not release a single film in 2020. Now the entire Stage 4 slate – still directed by Black Widow – back on track.

The Disney + series will also incorporate the multiverse into the MCU

WandaVision much more than the main entrance to the MCU on original Disney + programs. The show will also launch the franchise into the multi-agency. Fans have known for a while that Marvel was preparing to question the nature of reality and parallel dimensions. After all, Avengers: Endgame he finally took the MCU down the quantum tunnel and into time travel.

So many expect WandaVision the first part will be an interconnected thread that will go through Spider-Man 3 and Strange doctor in Multiverse of Madness. Just anyone’s guess is what exactly this will play out. But the story marks the MCU’s attempt to bring a new angle into the franchise. The link to 2020 uncertainty is just an advantage.

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