After months of speculation, Marvel Studios finally announced an official premiere date for the hotly anticipated WandaVision, with the caveat that the studio’s cinematic universe won’t be making the jump to the small screen until next year. Two weeks into January is a decent enough compromise all things considered, though, especially when fans have seen absolutely nothing from the superhero franchise since Spider-Man: Far From Home was released in July of last year.
Hopefully 2021 sees the industry return to something that much closer resembles normality, as the Marvel Cinematic Universe already has a massive amount of content scheduled to make up for the fact that 2020 will be the first time since the shared mythology was launched that there’ve been no new additions to the ever-expanding canon.
It doesn’t come as a surprise that WandaVision isn’t arriving this year, though, especially when set photos revealed that shooting was still ongoing as recently as a few weeks ago. And while fans are thrilled that Disney Plus has finally committed to a launch date, there’s still a tinge of sadness that it won’t be for another two months, as you can see down below.
— Sara ? (@saralaw22) November 12, 2020
Finally!! A date for new Marvel! Ready for the #YearofNoNewMarvel to be over.
— Mr. G (@gabearenot) November 12, 2020
— Aggie?Nothing But My Feelings (@defendingbetty) November 12, 2020
entertainment weekly saying wandavision would for sure come out this year has been the biggest lie
— shay ᱬ (@westerospanem) November 12, 2020
— Faith D'Isa @ WandaVision 2021 ?✨ (@FaithNoMoar) November 12, 2020
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— Avery Moore (@Americanlonerr) November 12, 2020
— Chris King (@cantw8tobeking) November 12, 2020
— Stephen J. Harrington (@sjh_films) November 12, 2020
— LodiX (@lodix1) November 12, 2020
I legit just put out a video expressing how happy I was about WANDAVISION not being delayed. pic.twitter.com/dZ2h4azqJp
— COMIC CONCEPT (@comic_concept) November 12, 2020
The Mandalorian is arguably the only Disney Plus exclusive series that’s managed to capture the zeitgeist, and the Mouse House will be keenly aware that they need to bolster their roster of in-house content, especially with streaming set to become the studio’s major focus. Of course, having the Marvel Cinematic Universe in their back pockets provides the ideal method to generate buzz, and WandaVision will no doubt dominate both the platform and the conversation when it finally arrives on January 15th next year.