WandaVision is expected to change the course of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a surprising way, but details on how massive the impact of the series will be are still being kept under wraps. The six-episode MCU series appears to be a complex outing for both Wanda and Vision, with the trailer confirming that the heroes are somehow trapped inside a sitcom-based alternate reality.
It remains to be seen how the heroes end up in that particular predicament, but the show's direct connection to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness could very well confirm that the multiverse is involved. While fans are creating their own theories on how WandaVision will alter the MCU, another point of discussion is the show's release date.
As it is, not much is known when the series will launch on Disney+. Previous reports suggested that WandaVision will arrive this December, but a conflicting rumor revealed that the show could be delayed to early next year.
Now, it seems that the latter part has been addressed, thanks to confirmation straight from Marvel Studios.
Marvel Studios officially confirmed in a tweet that WandaVision will start streaming on Disney+ on January 15, 2021. Alongside the reveal, a short teaser was also unveiled, showcasing several images from the much-anticipated MCU series.
A new era arrives. Marvel Studios’ @WandaVision, an Original Series, is streaming Jan. 15 on #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/aejE6DNR35— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) November 12, 2020
WHAT THIS MEANS
It isn't surprising that MCU fans will be disappointed by this confirmation from Marvel Studios, especially after several teases that WandaVision would supposedly arrive this December. Considering the numerous production delays of several MCU projects, combined with the global pandemic this year, it seems that a January release timeline for WandaVision is the best-case scenario.
Of course, it's worth noting that the MCU show was doing reshoots in the past months, and it's possible that the January release date was considered to iron out some work on the post-production aspect of WandaVision. While it's been confirmed that one half of WandaVision is a full-blown sitcom (with some parts filmed in front of a live audience), the other half has been teased by stars Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen as an "epic Marvel movie," which means that more post-production work is on the table.
Not only that, this new release date should provide the much-needed gap between WandaVision and Star Wars' The Mandalorian, with the latter confirmed to finish its sophomore run on December 18. However, for the first time since 2009, this development also means that there will be no MCU content in a full calendar year, which should be disappointing for longtime fans of the monumental franchise.
Regardless, the confirmation of a release date for WandaVision is a welcomed piece of good news for MCU fans after months of speculation.