'WandaVision' Release Date, Cast, Plot, Time Period, and Everything to Know

The Avengers power couple will ride again on Disney+.

Marvel’s San Diego Comic-Con 2019 presentation was chock-full of exciting information about the MCU’s upcoming Phase Four, and among the many shows and movies scheduled for release in the coming years is a Disney+ television series starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as Scarlet Witch and the android Vision.

We know what you’re thinking: But isn’t Vision dead after Thanos ripped the Mind Stone out of his forehead at the end of Avengers: Infinity War? How’s that going to work?

Between Spider-Man: Far From Home and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, we know that the concept of the multiverse is real in the MCU, so that offers one potential explanation as to how exactly WandaVision — and many other series and movies, for that matter — fits into the wider MCU.

When will WandaVision be released, who is in the cast, what is the show’s plot, and how does it connect to other Phase Four projects? Here’s all that and more for WandaVision:

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Here's the official 'WandaVision' logo, which has a decidedly retro style.

When Will WandaVision Be Released?

WandaVision doesn’t have a specific release date yet. However, it was confirmed during Marvel’s SDCC 2019 panel that the series would arrive on Disney+ in Spring 2021, just before Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness arrives in theaters on May 7, 2021.

Because WandaVision has ties to the Doctor Strange sequel, namely that Scarlet Witch will appear in the movie, the TV series might debut shortly before the film does. That means we can likely expect WandaVision to arrive in mid- to late-April 2021 on Disney’s streaming service, which by that time, will already be a year and a half old.

Is There a Trailer For WandaVision?

There is no trailer for WandaVision right now but that’s because the show hasn’t even begun filming. There aren’t even any official images outside of the series logo.

But if you want to watch the exciting moment where the entirety of Marvel’s Phase Four lined up onstage at SDCC 2019, scroll up to the top and take it all in!

Wanda and Vision first team up in 'Captain America: Civil War'
Wanda and Vision first team up in 'Captain America: Civil War'

How Many WandaVision Episodes Will There Be?

Per the show’s IMDb listing, WandaVision has a six-episode order.

In an interview with Variety published in April 2019, Olsen herself said, “I think it’s going to be a total of six hours.” That means each episode will likely run a full 60 minutes rather than the 42 minutes of your average hour-long cable show.

Who Is In the WandaVision Cast?

Deadline was among the many outlets earlier in 2019 to confirm the first set of shows set to land on Disney+. That lineup included WandaVision, and, suffice it to say, the title already confirmed Olsen and Bettany would return to the roles they’d held in MCU films since Avengers: Age of Ultron.

At the Marvel SDCC 2019 presentation, another exciting casting announcement was confirmed: Teyonah Parris (Chiraq, Dear White People) will play the grown-up Monica Rambeau in the series.

Audiences first met Monica as a little girl in Captain Marvel. She is the daughter of Maria Rambeau (played by Lashana Lynch) and was very close to Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel. It’s unclear if Captain Marvel will somehow be involved in WandaVision. In the comics, Monica assumes the mantle of Captain Marvel during adulthood so it’s possible WandaVision will depict that as well.

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The happy couple as seen in a Marvel comics panel

What Is the Plot of WandaVision?

No plot details have been confirmed for WandaVision yet. Monica Rambeau’s inclusion on the show means the series will actively include other superheroes, so it’s possible others could arrive on the scene (at minimum, mention of them will happen).

At Marvel SDCC 2019, it was also confirmed Olsen would appear as Wanda in Doctor Stranger and the Multiverse of Madness, alluding to connections between the show and the Doctor Strange sequel — a fact further supported by the release dates for both projects.

The show will also have to solve the very tricky problem of actually bringing Vision back to life. He was killed by Thanos, pre-snap, in the final act of Avengers: Infinity War so it’s gonna take some finessing to figure out how to revive him. Maybe Tony Stark had an extra version of him backed up on a hard drive somewhere?

When Does WandaVision Take Place?

WandaVision sould take place after the events of Avengers: Endgame in some capacity, but it’s not clear how far into the future that will be. Endgame ends five years after the initial snap from Thanos, which occurred in 2018 in Avengers: Infinity War, putting the present-day continuity in 2023.

However, in an interview with Variety published in April 2019, Olsen heavily implied that the series would take place mostly in the ‘50s. That means time travel, right?

Wanda checks on Vision in 'Avengers: Infinity War'
Wanda checks on Vision in 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Does WandaVision Connect to Other Phase Four Projects?

As previously mentioned, WandaVision will have direct ties to Captain Marvel and Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness thanks to casting choices and the release date. The series is part of a larger Marvel Studios plan so it’s inevitable there will be tie-ins to other characters, films, or Disney+ shows. If you do tune in, you should definitely keep an eye out for Easter eggs.


WandaVision will debut on Disney+ in 2021.

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