With Avengers: Endgame debuting in theaters today, fans across the globe are getting a chance to watch Phase 3 of the MCU wrap-up…and no, I don’t care what Kevin Feige says about Spider-Man: Far From Home (we won’t forget about it, Kevin, I promise)…Endgame, as I said in my review, is indeed a closing chapter for this iteration of the MCU. On the other hand, one of the biggest extensions of this franchise as it reshapes itself will be a number of spin-off series that will air on Disney+.
The first wave of these have already been announced, including Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Loki, Hawkeye, and the curiously titled WandaVision. While it’s certain to make sense in context, it’s a bit of an odd opening salvo for a series centered on Scarlet Witch and the Vision.
Up to this point, no details had been revealed about it, but at the Endgame premiere, Elizabeth Olsen (who plays Scarlet Witch) shared a few nuggets worth chewing on with Variety:
“There’s quite a few other comic books that we’re pulling from. It’s going to be Wanda and the Vision, and I think at the Disney+ launch chat they showed a photo of us in the ‘50s…I think that’s a good teaser. It’s going to be really fun, I’m really excited.”
Olsen also added that the series will consist of about 6 hours of material (6 episodes? or maybe 12 half-hour episodes? To be revealed!), and when asked what the theme music might sound like, she did her best version of the Leave it to Beaver theme. So one gathers the 1950’s wholesome vibe is going to be pushed pretty hard here, which leads to easy speculation that the series may liberally pull from the Tom King-Gabriel H. Walta The Vision run. Though, it’s certain there’s plenty of other Scarlet Witch-focused material that may also inform the series given Olsen’s above comments.
WandaVision, certainly the Disney+ spinoff I’m most excited about, will debut likely sometime in mid-2020 given its Fall shooting schedule. Not sure how Scarlet Witch and Vision will actually star in it, given how they’re dead and all, of course.
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