Disney confirms there won’t be any Marvel movies or shows in 2020
The novel coronavirus will force the Marvel Cinematic Universe to skip 2020 altogether. We should have had two Marvel movies in theaters and at least two shows on Disney+ this year, but the pandemic closed theaters, and Disney postponed its movies, choosing not to go with a Disney+ launch for Black Widow and The Eternals. The lockdown measures and travel restrictions further impacted unfinished productions, including the three TV series that were teased in early 2020 for potential 2020 releases. Teasers for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, and Loki were shared before the COVID-19 health crisis shut everything down.
A few months ago, Disney confirmed that only WandaVision is ready for prime time, teasing that the TV series could premiere on Disney+ by the end of the year. WandaVision also happens to be the most exciting Marvel TV series so far, considering all the rumors we’ve heard about it and its direct ties with what might turn out to be the most important Marvel movie of Phase 4, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. But Disney took its time to reveal an actual launch date for WandaVision, prompting fans to speculate on the series’s potential launch date. The studio on Thursday finally revealed the launch date of the show, confirming that fans will have to wait until mid-January to watch the first episode.
Disney launched the second season of The Mandalorian in late October. But Star Wars fans will get the same treatment as last year. Only one new episode is available each week and the season 2 finale premieres on December 18th. Many people thought that WandaVision would be next in line, getting a late December launch. But that won’t happen. You’ll have to wait almost a month after The Mandalorian concludes for the first WandVision episode.