It comes as little to no surprise to fans and non-fans alike that the world has felt a bit empty without consistent content being pushed out from Marvel Studios. Though not the studio's fault by any means, its impact is felt by nearly everyone when it is present, and as such, leaves jaw-dropping moments to be remembered.
More recently, the internet was taken by storm when the first trailer for Marvel Studios' upcoming Disney+ series, WandaVision, aired during the Emmys this fall. Since then, speculation has been high for when the series will actually start streaming. Though early rumors hinted at a Halloween release, this was then pushed back to Thanksgiving, and inevitably, December. Now, WandaVision may not make it into the homes of Disney+ subscribers until 2021, according to a recent report.
Nonetheless, WandaVision's arrival is sure to be met with an equal mixture of both relief and excitement, and Marvel Studios is prepared for that. Despite not having a solid release date, marketing materials for the inaugural Disney+ series have begun to surface, including a line of Funko! Pops and shirt designs off of Amazon.
Now, more information about WandaVision will be hitting news stands this winter...
Instagram user @active_asthmatic, a credible source for finding magazine covers ahead of time, initially posted a photo of what appeared to be the upcoming WandaVision issue of Entertainment Weekly (EW), slated for December 2020. Soon after, EW confirmed the issue and cover photo in a tweet, as seen below:
Welcome to the Wanda years! As the first of the MCU’s most ambitious small-screen endeavors, #WandaVision’s wonderfully weird send-up of sitcoms past is @MarvelStudios’ key to the future. Stay tuned for our in-depth cover story coming TOMORROW. pic.twitter.com/cJZ883tfGL— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) November 10, 2020
The accompanying text on the cover regarding WandaVision reads:
"The Wanda Years
After dominating the box office, Marvel is ready to take over TV. Here comes WandaVision."
WHAT THIS MEANS
EW's tweet regarding the release of the WandaVision issue called the show the "key to the future" for Marvel Studios, and that couldn't sound truer. With nearly 10 Disney+ projects already confirmed, Marvel Studios is utilizing the streaming platform to its full potential in expanding its overarching narrative beyond the silver screen.
As for what exactly this EW issue will entail regarding WandaVision, that remains to be seen. The wait won't be long, however, as EW also confirms in its tweet that the in-depth cover story for WandaVision is dropping on November 10. Though, going off of past EW Marvel-centric issues, the magazine and accompanying story will likely contain a behind-the-scenes look at the series, providing new screencaps and quotes from the cast. Hopefully, a solid release date for WandaVision will be unveiled, as well.
Nonetheless, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany are certainly all smiles as their respective Marvel personas on this cover. Yet, as has been hinted at through the WandaVision trailer, everything may not be what it seems...
It's "The Wanda Years," but what about "The Vision Years?"
More to come soon when the EW in-depth cover story releases. WandaVision is set to start streaming on Disney+ soon.