WandaVision sounds like one of the most intriguing and nuttiest productions to come out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And if things continue the way they are, it could end up being the only Marvel Cinematic Universe production we will see get a release in 2020.
Disney+ announced that WandaVision will be hitting the streaming platform before the end of the year. With reports that Black Widow might be facing yet another delay that could push it out of 2020, the Disney+ series could end up being the only Marvel Cinematic Universe release for the year.
Production on WandaVision wrapped early this year before the COVID-19 pandemic shut everything down. All of the post-production has been done remotely and it sounds like the show is all but completed. With The Falcon and the Winter Soldier still filming, it looks like WandaVision will be the first of the Marvel Cinematic Universe television shows to hit Disney+.
This makes sense as far as having new original content on Disney+ is concerned. The Mandalorian will be premiering its new season in October, and having WandaVision lined up to start right after that show ends is a good way to keep people subscribed and interested in the Disney+ library.
While this is exciting news for fans looking forward to WandaVision, it doesn’t spell good fortune for Black Widow. Audiences don’t seem excited to return to movie theaters and it could mean that the Scarlett Johannson film might be vacating its November 6 release date. Not to mention that Disney seems to have had decent success with putting Mulan on Disney+ as a Premium Access option for subscribers. Could this be the eventual fate for Black Widow?
If that is the case, it could put even more attention on WandaVision. The Marvel Cinematic Universe series is purported to set up some significant connections to upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe feature films like Captain Marvel 2 and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Add to that the idea that it could be the only Marvel Cinematic Universe release in 2020 and fans might be so starved for new Marvel content that WandaVision becomes a big hit.
That sounds pretty great! Black Widow feels like a movie that is coming way too late in the Marvel Cinematic Universe cycle. It also just looks like a lot of the same kind of action we have seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On the opposite side of things, WandaVision looks absolutely unique in the Marvel Cinematic Universe landscape.
If the new phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going to deliver things that feel truly fresh and outside of the box, WandaVision seems like the way to go in comparison to the relatively safe feeling of Black Widow. If WandaVision does end up being the only Marvel Cinematic Universe entry that we get in 2020, here’s hoping it is as wild and special as the marketing has made it out to be.
While we don’t have an official release date for WandaVision as of this writing, it is slated to release on Disney+ at some time this December.