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WandaVision Confirmed For 2020 — What Does That Mean For The Rest Of The MCU?

Does a 2020 WandaVision bode well for the MCU?

We are approaching a whole new fall season. And with that, networks and studios are starting to tout their offerings to subscribers. Among the streamers is Disney+, who has some of the bigger-ticket items out there, including The Mandalorian, which is set for October 30. However, there is one brand out there that we’ve been all too curious about for the past few months. I’m talking about the Marvel Studios brand.

Black Widow has been one big question mark. Usually, a film of its size would get a theatrical release, and right now, all signs are pointing to that one being pushed indefinitely. And The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is still wrapping up its final weeks of production. But what about WandaVision?

From what we understood, the show was pretty much done, so it always felt like the likeliest candidate for release of the bunch. But would this be the case? Well, in a new press release from Disney+, they seem to be confirming just that.

“With the first anniversary of Disney+ on November 12,” the release read, “the service will kick off its second year with even more original entertainment premiering in late 2020 including, but not limited to: … “WandaVision,” the upcoming original series from Marvel Studios.”

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In case it wasn’t clear, WandaVision was the last in a list of projects being released on Disney+. And, I have to say, it’s great to see, but it opens up a ton of other questions.

If you’ll recall, when Marvel Studios first announced its Phase 4 slate, it was as follows:

Black Widow
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

As you can see, by this time, we should have been waist-deep in MCU goodness. Instead, exactly zero MCU stories have been told, and the soonest we can expect it is this coming November. So, what does this mean for the other four projects we were supposed to get first?

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Will Marvel Studios actually let WandaVision be the first MCU project to hit when it was originally supposed to be the fifth? I know MCU films haven’t always been in chronological order, but does it ultimately do a disservice to the continuity to release a fifth story first? And if Disney+ is so adamant about releasing WandaVision, I can’t help but wonder if Disney proper is pressuring for Black Widow and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier to be released in relatively close proximity.

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And let’s not forget about Eternals. That film has been wrapped since February, so it coming out soon isn’t out of the question. And as far as Shang-Chi goes, they are continuing to shoot it as we speak. So that means these first five projects of Phase 4 are all very close to being in the can, and I know for a fact that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is on its way over in the U.K.

With so many films clogging up the Marvel Studios pipeline, I can’t help but think that this confirmation of WandaVision at Disney+ this year is a confirmation that Disney will begin opening the tap soon, theaters or no. Sooner or later, they will have to get the money flowing again, even if they can’t bank on the billion-dollar box office equivalent.

But what do you think? Does WandaVision bode well for the MCU continuing late this year or am I reading too much into it? Sound off down below!

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