Marvel's 'WandaVision' moves up from 2021 to 2020 premiere on Disney+

Ben Arnold
Contributor
WandaVision (Credit: Disney)

There's some good news for Marvel fans to bring in the New Year.

WandaVision, the new series from the superhero studio, has moved up from an initial planned air date of 2021 to later this year.

It will air on Disney+, the new Disney-owned streaming platform set to land in the UK some time in March.

Its intriguing – if not slightly baffling – premise will be set in the 1950s, around Avengers heroes Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), and sentient android boyfriend Vision (Paul Bettany).

And rather than being an action-packed drama, it will reportedly be a 'sitcom' – though how loose that genre may be applied we don't know.

Bettany and Olsen in Captain America: Civil War (Credit: Disney/Marvel)

Alongside Bettany and Olsen will be Mad Men star Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau (best friend of Captain Marvel), Randall Park reprising his role as FBI agent Jimmy Woo from Ant-Man and The Wasp, and Kathryn Hahn as 'a nosy neighbour'.

Speaking about the series at the San Diego Comic-Con last year, Olsen said that the show is 'gonna get weird'.

“We’re gonna go deep, we’re gonna have lots of surprises, and we’re gonna finally understand Wanda Maximoff as the Scarlet Witch,” she added.

Matt Shackman, who's directed episodes of Game of Thrones and Fargo, will be helming the first six episode run, with Jac Schaeffer, writer of the new Black Widow movie, penning the scripts.