Disney in a recent press meet revealed that it is set to hit the streaming service this year as it bagged two Marvel’s series. There’s no specific release date for WandaVision yet, making it unclear if it will premiere before or after Marvel’s other highly anticipated Disney+ show, Falcon and the Winter Solider. Adding the series helps Disney pad out 2020 with high-profile shows that can boost subscriber numbers.
Marvel previously teased that the events of WandaVision will be referenced in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, the show follows Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany’s Vision from the Avengers films. Pushing up the release date is a smart move on Disney’s part. A couple of big Disney+ shows are planned for 2020, including Monsters at Work, a spinoff of Pixar’s popular Monsters Inc. series, and the anticipated return of Lizzie McGuire, but those aren’t exactly Star Wars or Marvel. Moving WandaVision up can help entice subscribers to keep paying.
Disney+ started off spectacularly, boasting 10 million subscribers within the first 24 hours of launch and millions of people watching The Mandalorian. Now that The Mandalorian is done, some customers are wondering when the next big Disney+ series will arrive. Just this week, Netflix’s The Witcher surpassed The Mandalorian as the most in-demand show, bringing an end to Baby Yoda’s reign.