The Marvel Cinematic Universe enters phase four this year, but rather than a blockbuster film kicking things off, we’re instead being treated to a TV series starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany. Read on as we explain how to watch WandaVision online and stream the new Avengers spin-off with Disney Plus today.
How to watch WandaVision
Release date: January 15, 2021
Total episodes: nine
Cast: Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Teyonah Parris, Kathryn Hahn, Kat Dennings, Randall Park
Director: Matt Shakman
Watch now: stream WandaVision on Disney Plus from just $6.99/£5.99/AU$8.99 a month
WandaVision is the first major Disney Plus release of the year, coming out on Friday, January 15 – in fact, it’s Marvel Studios’ first adventure on the small screen, period. It follows on from the events of Avengers: Endgame and features Wanda Maximoff (Olsen) and Vision (Bettany), two of the supporting superheroes from the earlier stages of the MCU.
They’re a happily married couple living an idealized suburban life in the town of Westview, with the trailers suggesting that while the pair are aware of their powers (and trying to keep them well hidden from their neighbors), they might not have full knowledge of their backstory.
This could change as WandaVision is expected to feature its fair share of time-warping and reality-bending, all backdropped by knowing homages to the TV tropes of different generations – from 1950s classics like Bewitched, I Love Lucy, The Brady Bunch, Leave it to Beaver, The Dick Van Dyke Show right through to the present day.
Comprised of nine episodes, the first two drop on January 15, with a new one released every Friday thereafter for the duration of the run. Follow our guide below as we explain how to watch WandaVision online and stream the new Avengers spin-off today – one of six limited Marvel TV series to come to the platform this year, all you need is a great value Disney Plus subscription!
How to watch WandaVision online: stream Marvel’s Averangers spin-off on Disney Plus
As Disney Plus has now rolled out in North America, Europe and parts of Asia and Latin America, watching WandaVision using the service is easier than ever. If you’re located in a country that does have access to Disney Plus, you just need to head to the Disney Plus website and sign up for the service to watch.
In addition to being the exclusive home of WandaVision and the entire MCU canon, Disney Plus also gives you access to Disney’s huge back catalogue, plus Fox’s and Pixar’s as well. This means that adults will be able to watch every episode of the Simpsons ever made while kids can watch classic Disney films like Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King and more.
How to save money on Disney+
Disney Plus is already cheaper than competing streaming services like Netflix but you can save even more when you sign up for an annual subscription which gives you 15% off the monthly price. Obviously you have to splash the cash at the start, but with so much content to get stuck in to we very much doubt you’ll run out of things to watch before the 12 months are up. You’re looking at $69.99/£59.99/AU$89.99 for the year.
Or if your interests are farther reaching (and you’re in the US), then we’d seriously suggest looking at the fantastic value bundle package. It adds Hulu and ESPN+ to your subscription price. The Hulu element opens up a world of Hulu Originals such as The Great, Upload, Helstrom and Normal People. While ESPN+ brings tonnes of exclusive live sport, highlights and documentaries. The combined bundle costs just $12.99 a month.
What else should I know about Disney+?
Disney Plus is showing no signs of slowing down since the service first launched last November. WandaVision is just the latest in a string of recent blockbuster releases exclusive to the platform, including Soul, The Mandalorian, Mulan, Hamilton, and much more.
Finally, now that Disney has set the precedent of releasing its live-action Mulan remake on the service instead of in theaters through its Premiere Access program, expect the company to keep bring more blockbuster films that were originally intended to be shown on the big screen to Disney Plus in 2021.