WandaVision was set to be Marvel’s hit show for 2021, although this will no longer be the case. Instead, streaming service Disney+ has bumped up the anticipated show’s release date. While an exact date has yet to be announced, the company included the show in a sizzle reel for what to expect during 2020.
While there are a variety of shows highlighted in the reel, many viewers were surprised that WandaVision was included. This is primarily because neither Disney or Marvel officially announced the change in date. As such, there still hasn’t been a word on it from either company.
WandaVision’s Unclear Release Date
This also means that it’s unclear whether it will be released either before or after Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The show, which will focus on the titular characters immediately following Avengers: Endgame, is set to be released mid-year. This could mean that add the extra Marvel show could be a way to pad out its superhero content.
Marvel has also previously announced that the show would be referenced in the upcoming Doctor Strange movie, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. The film is due for release in May 2021. While the inclusion of WandaVision in 2020’s schedule may be a good thing, it also means that it’s facing stiff competition.
Disney+’s Competition With Netflix
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— Andy Park (@andyparkart) August 25, 2019
A lot of this will be seen in original Disney+ programming, which should be a good thing for the overall company. Some of these include a Monsters Inc spin-off titled Monsters at Work and a reboot of the Lizzie McGuire franchise. However, this could also be a way for the streaming service could be looking to prevent subscriber drop-off.
While it’s seen success with The Mandalorian, it’s in somewhat of a precarious position. Like HBO after Game of Thrones finished, Disney+ could see a significant drop in viewers. With The Mandalorian season two in production, it shouldn’t draw in many more subscribers. Alongside this, Netflix’s The Witcher recently knocked it off its perch as the most in-demand TV show.
While the release date of WandaVision still hasn’t been confirmed, you should expect it in 2020.