Once the pandemic hit and essentially shut down the entertainment industry, it didn’t take Marvel long to reveal a whole new release schedule for Phase 4. But while they quickly answered our questions about their movies, they’ve yet to make an official announcement about what’s happening with their TV shows. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision and Loki were all in various stages of production when the COVID-19 outbreak hit, but it seemed like the studio has been clinging to the hope of still getting them up on Disney Plus this year.
A new report, however, finally gives us an update on at least one of them. According to The Hollywood Reporter, instead of landing in December 2020 as was originally intended, WandaVision is now due to arrive on the streaming service in spring 2021. As has been rumored before, THR notes that WV actually managed to wrap up its shoot prior to the lockdown, but the heavy post-production work that the series requires is what’s causing the delay.
The good news is that, with restrictive measures beginning to loosen, some TV productions are starting to crank up again, so it’s possible that the show will be moving forward soon. The same goes for Falcon and Loki, though there’s a lot more work to be done on those two, so who knows what sort of time frame of release they’re looking at.
We got our first glimpse at WandaVision in a teaser TV spot shown during the Super Bowl, which demonstrated just how creative and ambitious it is. Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany’s Vision will find themselves in a strange, ever-changing reality living out a happy suburban life in the style of classic sitcoms. Though originally pegged to have six episodes, recent evidence pointed to its debut run actually having nine.
Marvel or Disney Plus haven’t yet responded to this report, but for now this seems to be what fans can expect.