In case you haven’t been keeping up, Disney and Marvel Studios have stated multiple times that WandaVision, the first of several miniseries directly connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, would be out before the end of 2020. We’ve in fact reported this news before. More recently they specified a December release. But as of today we have the specific day, and it’s not in 2020 at all. Way to make a fool out of us, guys!
Let’s recap: Vision is an intelligent robot. Wanda is a superheroine known as “The Scarlet Witch.” Both were introduced in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, and like their comic counterparts, they eventually took a shine to each other. Unlike the comics, Vision bit it at the hands of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, yet here he is unexplainably alive.
WandaVision is shrouded in mystery. The footage in the trailers has consisted entirely of sitcom parodies from multiple eras that portray Wanda and Vision as a domestic couple. They still won’t explain what it’s all about, but it also known, at least in the comics, that Wanda has reality-warping powers that get extra-dangerous when she becomes upset. She hasn’t exhibited this power in the movies yet, but it’s our hope this means we’ll be getting the actually magical Scarlet Witch that has been denied so far in the MCU.
It’s not clear what the slight delay is for. Could be some minor special effects touch-ups. Or it could just be Disney+ realizing that the show’s premiere was too close to The Mandalorian and they had nothing for January. Either way, no WandaVision this Christmas for you. The release date is January 15, 2020.