Everyone’s favorite superhero power couple are getting a Disney+ show of their own. The streaming service is set to feature a whole bunch of shows featuring characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the most intriguing of them all may be WandaVision — and not just because one half of that couple “permanently” died in Avengers: Infinity War.
Starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as Wanda Maximoff and Vision, WandaVision will somehow reunite the couple, who never really got enough screentime in previous MCU movies before Thanos tore them apart. The series is expected to explore their relationship far more than any movie has so far, but beyond that we know practically nothing. And every new detail only makes us more confused.
Here’s everything we know about WandaVision, from the potential release date to the plot and possible spoilers to important details about the main characters. We’ll keep updating this page as new details trickle in, so check back soon!
“WandaVision”? Is That Really The Final Title?
Fans balked when it was first announced that the official title of the series was going to be WandaVision. There was no real explanation about why the title was chosen, leaving fans to be cool with the fact the title is just a mash-up of the lead characters’ names. Maybe the series will shed some light on why this title is what it is?
When Is the WandaVision Release Date?
The IMDb page for WandaVision lists the series premiere for 2019. With Disney+ set to launch on November 12, 2019, it’s likely WandaVision will be among the first slew of original series put onto the platform. If WandaVision doesn’t launch with the rest of the platform in November but still sticks to a 2019 release, you can likely expect it to appear shortly after the launch in November or December.
Is There a Trailer For WandaVision?
There is no trailer or promotional materials available for WandaVision yet. If the series does premiere later in 2019, then we should expect a teaser or photos from the series to appear during summer and early fall as Disney+ hype begins to ramp up ahead of launch.
How Many Episodes Will WandaVision Have?
We know that fellow MCU/Disney+ series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will be a limited series so even though it’s been unconfirmed, we’re willing to be WandaVision will also be a limited series. Considering IMDb lists only 6 episodes for the show (a typical limited series episode order), that feels like an especially safe bet.
Who Is in the WandaVision Cast?
To date, the only confirmed cast members for WandaVision are Olsen and Bettany.
Despite the announcement that the show is, in fact, happening, Olsen and Bettany, the actors haven’t been too chatty about what fans can expect. Olsen opened up to Variety in April 2019 about her excitement to work on the show, saying, “Paul [Bettany] and I are really excited. They have a great group of writers,” and confirmed the show is a limited series (“I think it’s going to be a total of six hours”).
What Is the Plot of WandaVision?
No official WandaVision plot description has been released yet. The only thing we can say for certain is that the limited series will follow Wanda and Vision during their time as a couple.
What’s the Time Period and Setting for WandaVision?
In that same April Variety interview, Olsen spoke about when WandaVision will be set.
“There’s quite a few other comic books that we’re pulling from and it’s going to be Wanda and the Vision,” she said, “and I think at the Disney+ launch chat, they showed a photo of us in the ’50s.”
The 1950s setting hasn’t been confirmed by Disney or Marvel, but Endgame worked overtime to unpack how time travel works in the MCU, so it’s likely Marvel will return to that concept on a smaller scale with a limited series like WandaVision. Thanks to Spider-Man: Far From Home, we also know the multiverse exists which opens up the possibility that the WandaVision series exists in a different universe during the 1950s or an alternate reality where the present looks like the 1950s.
How does any of that bring Vision back to life? We have no freakin’ idea.
Any Other WandaVision spoilers?
That Hashtag Show host Charles Murphy recently claimed (via The MCU Exchange) that WandaVision will focus on Scarlet Witch honing her powers. During a recent episode of the podcast, he said:
“I’ve heard that as this show unfolds, it’s going to find Wanda really starting to come into her power set and that the reality-altering powers from the comic are going to make their way into MCU.”
We can’t confirm that any of this is true, but it sounds like a reasonable enough plotline for a show about Wanda Maximoff.
What Do Marvel Comics Have to Say About Wanda & Vision’s Relationship?
In the comics, Wanda Maximoff (aka, Scarlet Witch, and her twin brother are Magneto’s children. At a young age, they were kidnapped by the High Evolutionary, who experiments on them, giving Wanda magic abilities in addition to her mutant powers. This gives her the ability to distort reality and send blasts of energy from her hands.
[Vision](https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Vision_(Earth-616)’s origins in Marvel comics are somewhat similar to his MCU origins. In the comics, Vision was created by Ultron, who used Vision as a weapon against the Avengers before the team eventually turned him to their side. A crystal was implanted into Vision by Ultron to keep him under control.
Wanda and Vision are one of the more unique pairings introduced into the Marvel comics over the years. In the comics, the couple was only together for a short time. They met while working with the Avengers and eventually got married. They had two sons, twins Tommy and Billy. The twins were created by Wanda through magic but didn’t live long as they were created from energy from the demon [Mephisto](https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Mephisto_(Earth-616), who eventually reabsorbed them. Wanda and Vision’s marriage eventually crumbled and the pair separated.
What does this reveal about WandaVision? Probably not much. As you can see Marvel Studios has already changed a lot about these two characters, and we doubt the Disney+ show will delve into the heavier topics that Marvel comics are able to explore.
How Has the MCU Set Up Wanda & Vision’s Relationship?
The MCU hasn’t spent too much time on Wanda and Vision’s relationship in terms of the amount of screentime given to them, but when they are shown together, it’s clear that these two have a deep romantic bond. The pair met and fought alongside one another in Avengers: Age of Ultron before finding themselves on opposite sides in Captain America: Civil War.
After the events of Civil War, we saw the couple again in Avengers: Infinity War. When we rejoin them, they’re in love and living together in Scotland — until Thanos’ forces show up looking for the Mind Stone.
Some have speculated that WandaVision could explore those stolen moments in between Civil War and Infinity War. However, everything we’ve learned so far about the Disney+ series suggests that won’t be the case.
Another possibility is that Shuri managed to save a “copy” of Vision’s brain while she was attempting to remove the Mind Stone during Infinity War. In that case, she could presumably bring him back after Endgame and reunite the couple.
We didn’t see anything of Wanda’s life at the end of Endgame except confirmation that she would have to find a way to carry on without Vision, who died before Thanos’s snap and thus, couldn’t be resurrected like she was. Endgame leaves the Wanda-Vision relationship in an odd place, helping to fuel questions around how and why WandaVision is probably going somewhere new to tell its story.
Where Can I Watch WandaVision?
You’ll only be able to watch WandaVision on Disney+. Make sure you get a subscription before you try to tune into this first of hopefully many MCU TV shows coming to the streaming platform.