In an unexpected revelation, it looks like the Scarlet Witch and Vision series on Disney+, titled (also unexpectedly) WandaVision, will potentially be taking place in the 1950s. Whether it stays there or not, or why this time travel takes place, is uncertain, but in an interview with Variety, Elizabeth Olsen said, “There’s quite a few other comic books that we’re pulling from and it’s going to be Wanda and the Vision, and I think at the Disney+ launch chat, they showed a photo of us in the ’50s,” Olsen says. “So I think that’s a good teaser.” She went on to say, “Paul [Bettany] and I are really excited. They have a great group of writers. I think it’s going to be a total of six hours.” Shooting is set to begin in the fall.
The series will, of course, star Olsen and Bettany reprising their roles as Wanda Maximoff and the android Vision, an unorthodox love story that led to one of the most powerful moments in Avengers: Infinity War. How we get from that to a 1950s WandaVision is unclear, but, I’m here for it nevertheless.
Jac Schaeffer, a screenwriter for Captain Marvel, is writing, producing, and showrunning the series. WandaVision will be part of the Marvel slate on Disney+ sometime after its November 12th launch.
As Haleigh Foutch wrote up when the news of WandaVision was first announced, “elsewhere in Marvel, Disney also previously confirmed Loki, another spinoff series starring Tom Hiddleston as his beloved sometimes villain/sometimes anti-hero, who didn’t fare so well at the hands of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. That series recently recruited Rick and Morty writer Michael Waldron as showrunner. Earlier this week, reports broke that Disney+ will also pursue a Hawkeye series starring Jeremy Renner, though that has yet to be confirmed.
The news comes out of Disney’s ongoing presentation for their new streaming service Disney+, where Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger is unveiling a slew of long-awaited details for the anticipated launch. The streaming service is positioned to be a major competitor for streaming giants like Netflix and Amazon, and the studio is definitely putting every single one of their best feet forward in today’s announcement event, which includes confirmations of titles available at launch (including Captain Marvel and the entire Signature Collection,) the first look at the layout, and much much more. Check out the full recap of new Disney+ details here.”