One of the obvious (and most exciting) aspects of Marvel Studios’ Disney+ projects is that they’ll consist of multiple episodes, allowing fans to spend even more time with their favorite characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So far, the studio has more than implied that viewers should gear up for 6-8 episodes per series. However, if a new report is to be believed, Marvel’s WandaVision could be even longer than that.
Take this with a grain of salt for now, but WandaVision is rumored to actually have 9 episodes, per Murphy’s Multiverse. The trade came across the resume of a reputable stunt person, which included a credit for WandaVision “Ep. 109.” While it remains to be seen if the season actually meets this length, this new development definitely seems to indicate that series could be a bit longer than we all assumed.
Anyone who’s seen the early footage from WandaVision is sure to know that we’re in for a pretty involved story. The show is set to focus on the returning Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff, who is somehow reunited with Paul Bettany’s Vision. With this, the two settle down and seemingly begin a life in suburbia, though things may not be what they seem. Along the way, the show will also dive into other time periods inspired by different eras of situation comedies. Based on all of this, it wouldn’t be hard to fathom that the series would need an extra episode or two to tell its story.
Interestingly, one thing that still hasn’t been clear regarding Disney+’s Marvel projects is whether or not they’ll strictly be limited series. While the shows were initially touted as miniseries, further reports seem to indicate that they could receive multiple seasons. And with limited series typically ranging anywhere from three to ten episodes, this new report about WandaVision still doesn’t clear things up.
Like its fellow Marvel Studios productions, WandaVision has been in an interesting place production-wise due to the global health crisis. The series was initially reported to have wrapped back in March, but reports soon began to suggest that work wasn’t entirely finished. These suspicions would be confirmed by Kathryn Hahn, who recently revealed that she still has work to do on the project.
Of course, aside from its production status and episode count, there are still plenty of other questions we still have about WandaVision. For example, we’re still waiting to find out how characters like Kat Dennings’ Darcy Lewis fit into the story, along with how the series as a whole ties into the events of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Something that can be said is whether or not WandaVision is 6 episodes or even 10, committed MCU fans will watch it regardless. Still, I, like many others, wouldn’t turn up my nose to the prospect of spending even more time with these two Avengers.
WandaVision is currently slated to premiere on Disney+ in December.