Though Marvel/Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Wandavision were both going to debut in 2020, COVID put a spoke in the scheduling. We’ve known for a while that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier‘s filming delays would push it into next year but there’s been hope that WandaVision might hit in December.
However today brought confirmation that it will now hit screens on 15th January 2021, shortly after The Mandalorian wraps its current run of weekly episodes. Many details surrounding the WandaVision concept are being kept secret, but we know the show is set after the events of Avengers: Endgame (which – spoilers – left the Vision apparently dead). The show’s recent trailer (which was shown during the Primetime Emmys and received around 53 million views on its first day online) confirmed that Paul Bettany would reprise his android role opposite Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff and that a surreal, artificial suburban backdrop would form part of the series’ backbone. Quite why the couple are seen in changing, classic and stereotypical environments means there’s likely a ‘virtual’ aspect to the story. We also know that Kat Dennings, Randall Park and Kathryn Hahn will appear in supporting roles.
As for the status of upcoming Marvel/Disney+ output, Marvel Studios Executive Vice-President Victoria Alonso confirmed in an interview with Spanish site Clarin.com that while WandaVision is “...almost, almost, almost finished” The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has now finished filming and that the Loki series (once again starring Tom Hiddleston) has “four or five weeks to go“.