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It's a good time to be a Marvel fan. Marvel Studios has turned Marvel Comics' superhero universe into what is, by some measures, the most successful film franchise in history. Fans have just enjoyed a massive two-part film crossover event in the form of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. And Marvel Studios is still hard at work: Their “Phase 4” plan will see the release of tons of great new films and TV series. Among the new titles is WandaVision, a new series that will feature Scarlet Witch (real name Wanda Maximoff, the “Wanda” of the title) and android Avenger Vision (the “Vision” part of the title, of course). WandaVision will tie in with previous and upcoming Marvel titles like Avengers: Endgame and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. But how can you watch Wandavision online? Where can you stream WandaVision? We're here with the answers.
Here is our favorite way to stream WandaVision:
WandaVision is a live-action TV show. Because it's a series, you shouldn't expect to see it in theaters. But you also shouldn't expect to see it on TV — at least, not on cable or satellite TV! WandaVision, like the other new shows that Marvel Studios has announced as part of its Phase 4 plan, will be a streaming exclusive.
Marvel Studios is owned by Disney, and Disney has every intention of using its hot franchise to sell its own streaming service — or one of them, anyway! Disney actually controls several streaming services, including ESPN+ and Hulu, but it's the companies big new offering that is getting WandaVision. Drumroll, please!
Stream WandaVision for free with Disney+
Here it is: the first and only entry on our list of ways to stream WandaVision online. WandaVision will be a Disney+ exclusive, so you'll have to subscribe to Disney's new Netflix-killer to watch WandaVision online. You'll also get plenty of other Marvel Studios content: Disney has other Marvel Studios original series planned for the coming years, including a series starring Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye and a series focused on Tom Hiddleston's Loki. On top of those, you'll also get the Marvel Studios films that the franchise was built on — Disney already has few Marvel Studios films on Disney+ as of the service's launch, and the company will bring more and more of them home as old contracts with competitors like Netflix expire. Eventually, Disney says, Disney+ will be the “forever home” of all things Marvel Studios. Clearly, Disney+ will soon be the best place to stream Marvel movies and TV shows.
To stream WandaVision, you'll need a Disney+ subscription. You'll also need something to watch Disney+ on — which brings us to our next big series of questions. Can you stream WandaVision on Roku? What about Fire TV? Let's run through your options.
Disney+ has offered strong platform support since it launched on November 12, 2019. Right out of the gate, Disney+ supported Roku, Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast.
Mobile platforms are covered, too. You can watch WandaVision online using your phone and the apps that Disney+ offers for iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android mobile devices.
An in-browser Disney+ app is available for those who wish to stream WandaVision online using their laptop or desktop computers.
Even video game systems are in the mix. Disney+ offers apps for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One video game consoles.
WandaVision is a big deal, and Marvel Studios does not appear to have any intention of rushing it to release. Marvel fans will have to wait a while for this one: The WandaVision release date will be sometime in Spring 2021. That's a good year and a half after Disney+'s launch.
The wait is, unfortunately, not atypical for a big Disney+ Marvel Studios release. Disney+ original series Loki will also drop in spring of 2021, and Hawkeye will arrive even later, in the fall of that same year. At least fans will get to enjoy The Falcon and the Winter Soldier a little sooner — that series arrives in fall of 2020.
WandaVision will feature the two heroes in its title: Scarlet Witch (a.k.a. Wanda Maximoff) and Vision.
Scarlet Witch made her Marvel Studios debut in Avengers: Age of Ultron (unless you count a quick mid-credits cameo in Captain America: The Winter Soldier). She and her twin brother, Pietro Maximoff, got superpowers from Marvel baddies HYDRA and were initially focused on getting revenge on Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man) for Stark Industry's role in the wartime deaths of their civilian parents. They later swapped sides; Peitro died as a good guy, and Scarlet Witch became an Avenger. Scarlet Witch has mental powers that include telepathy and telekenisis.
Vision is an android created at the behest of supervillain AI Ultron. Ultron wanted to use the android's body, but the Avengers managed to foil that plan. They uploaded Tony Stark's personal AI, J.A.R.V.I.S., to the android instead. The J.A.R.V.I.S. AI and Ultron AI combined to create Vision, who promptly joined the Avengers and helped them beat Ultron for good.
Scarlet Witch and Vision have a history together. During the events of Captain America: Civil War, Vision guarded Scarlet Witch at Tony Stark's request, refusing to allow her to leave the Avengers facility. Scarlet Witch assisted with her own prison break by using her powers against Vision. Later, the two reconciled and grew closer. They secretly dated following the events of Captain America: Civil War, and later lived together in Scotland. In Avengers: Infinity War, Vision convinced Scarlet Witch to pry the Mind Stone from his head, killing him, in order to stop villain Thanos from acquiring all of the Infinity Stones — only for Thanos to use the Time Stone to reverse the event and take the Mind Stone from Vision himself, killing the android superhero. The time-travel shenanigans undid Vision's demise, but Scarlet Witch's trauma no doubt lives on.
The new series takes place after all of this, Marvel Studios has confirmed. WandaVision acts as a sequel to Avengers: Endgame, and it will tie in with upcoming Marvel Studios film Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.
Other than the characters' pasts and the place the series will have in the Marvel Studios timeline, we don't know a whole lot about WandaVision. We'll just have to wait to learn more!
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