Disney+ launched successfully in the last couple of months of 2020 but it still has a scarce original offer. However, the streamer gave us a sneak peek at what’s coming in 2020 with some great news for MCU fans.
The first news: WandaVision will come in 2020. The show was originally set for a 2021 premiere, and it was said the show would have an initial reference in ‘Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness,’ which will premiere on May 7, 2021. But now, the series featuring Scarlet Witch and Vision will premiere later this year with another MCU expected show, ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.’
That couple of shows will join a handful of Marvel original shows that have been announced such as Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, and Moon Knight. WandaVision will star Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen reprising the roles they play in the MCU. The show will also star Kat Dennings, Randall Park, and Kathryn Hahn. The details about the show are kept in secret but it’s said to play a pivotal role in the MCU.
The teaser for 2020 also gave fans a peek at the Lizzie McGuire reboot. 2020 will also bring the second season of the two Disney+ originals that premiered this year: The Mandalorian, and High School Musical: The Musical: The series. But it will also come with the last season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Muppets Now, original films such as Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, Stargirl, The Phineas & Ferb Movie: Candace Against the Universe and Secret Society of Second Born Royals. The streaming service also announced the additions of the live-action adaptations of Aladdin and The Lion King and of Toy Story 4.
When The Mandalorian ended, social media was filled with jokes and commentaries of people saying they were canceling their subscriptions from the streamer. Disney+ 2020 strategy is pointing towards creating way more high-profile original content that keeps the people subscribed to the service.
Moving WandaVision to 2020 is a smart bet for Disney. Aside from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the only new big original series planned are Monsters at Work, a spinoff series of Monsters Inc., and the Lizzie McGuire reboot. Even as both are interesting projects, it doesn’t seem many people would pay a Disney+ subscription for them.
Disney+ got 10 million subscribers in its first 24 hours but without blockbuster shows the number won’t grow much. WandaVision may help to do so. Watch the 2020 teaser below: