Carefully representing grief in Marvel’s “WandaVision”
I am usually behind the times when it comes to popular television shows and movies, and my ability to keep up has only gotten worse with the emergence of countless streaming services. For instance, I watched Marvel’s “WandaVision” on Disney+ three weeks ago — all nine episodes in less than 48 hours. I might be...trinitonian.com
With ‘Black Widow’ ticketbuying suddenly drying up, growing questions for Disney’s Marvel about what did it in
If Marvel fans are tiring of the franchise, it would imperil the most lucrative movie universe of all time at precisely the post-pandemic moment movie theaters need it most and throw Marvel’s larger financial future into question along with it.washingtonpost.com
Disney+ tops 100 million subscribers just 16 months after launch
Disney+ has topped 100 million global subscribers. On Tuesday Disney CEO Bob Chapek revealed the streaming service surpassed the benchmark in just 16 months since its launch. The company expects Disney+ will have 230 million to 260 million subscribers by 2024. The streaming service has seen rapid growth in subscribers since its launch in November 2019. On day one, the company had 10 million sign-ups and, by the end of the first quarter, the service had secured 26.5 million subscribers.cnbc.com
Now is the perfect time to get caught up on ‘WandaVision’ on Disney+
If you’ve been wondering if you should start watching the latest offering from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, called “WandaVision” on Disney+, the answer is a resounding YES. AdNow, if you’ve never seen a Marvel movie and want to watch “WandaVision,” the question arises: Will you understand what’s going on? Well, I started watching “WandaVision” without having seen a single Marvel movie, and sure, the first episode was pretty confusing, but it’s for sure doable. You can watch “WandaVision” on Disney+ with new episodes being released on Fridays. And if you want to watch the Marvel movies, most of them are available to stream on Disney+, as well.
Marvel's Wanda has a future, but 'WandaVision' fate unclear
This image provided by Marvel Studios shows Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in a scene from "WandaVision." (Marvel Studios via AP)LOS ANGELES – When “WandaVision” wraps its initial run next month on the Disney+ streaming service, Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda will make her next appearance in the big-screen “Doctor Strange” sequel. It’s storytelling that determines how and when characters from the Marvel Comics universe hopscotch between TV and movies, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige said Wednesday. Feige wouldn’t say whether “WandaVision,” Marvel Studios' first original series for Disney+, has a future after its March 5 season finale. Asked if Marvel Studios might be able to regain them, Feige said he believes it could happen, but added that “rumors online about things reverting” to Marvel aren't always true.
'WandaVision' is so popular it caused Disney+ to crash in the middle of the night
Disney's "WandaVision" is so powerful and popular, it appeared to take down the company's streaming service on Friday. There were also numerous complaints across social media from frustrated Disney+ subscribers. The pattern is expected to continue through the end of the year when the next round of Star Wars shows are scheduled to begin. The company predicts it'll have up to 260 million Disney+ subscribers by 2024. But for now, Disney can keep customers stuck to the service week after week with enticing offerings from its two most popular franchises, Marvel and Star Wars.cnbc.com
How to tell who's winning — and who's losing — the streaming wars
Each streaming service is different. Discovery's Discovery+ wants to be a "complement to other streaming services," according to CEO David Zaslav. Disney+ has already predicted it will have as many as 260 million global subscribers by 2024. "Not every streaming service deserves to exist or win," Kevin Mayer, former head of Disney+ and ex-CEO of TikTok, told CNBC. "All of these media companies were running commercials for their streaming services on television."cnbc.com
What that 'WandaVision' cameo means for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Elizabeth Olsen stars as Wanda Maximoff in "WandaVision" on Disney+. DisneyKevin Feige warned us that the Marvel series on Disney+ would have implications for the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe. Standing on the front door is Pietro Maximoff, just not that Pietro Maximoff. Elizabeth Olsen stars as Wanda Maximoff in "WandaVision" on Disney+ with special guest Evan Peters as Pietro Maximoff. For those unfamiliar, the Marvel multiverse is just a fancy way of saying a collection of alternate universes.cnbc.com
'WandaVision' debuts Friday, kicking off a new era for Marvel on Disney+
Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany star as Wanda Maximoff and Vision in Marvel's "WandaVision." Disney"WandaVision," Marvel's first scripted series for Disney+, arrives on Friday, kicking off a stacked slate of interconnected superhero content. Like other Disney+ shows made exclusively for the platform, "WandaVision" will air new episodes week-to-week. Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany star as Wanda Maximoff and Vision in Marvel's "WandaVision." After all, Marvel had teased fans back in mid-2018 that these new Marvel shows were on the horizon.cnbc.com
Marvel Announces 'Ms. Marvel,' 'Moon Knight' and 'She-Hulk' Disney+
But on Friday, Feige confirmed three new titles in the works for the streaming service:First up, Ms. Marvel, centered on the MCU's first Muslim superhero, Kamala Khan. "You will meet her in her Disney+ series and then you will see her in our films," Feige said. Then there's Moon Knight, about the mercenary Marc Spector, who "may or may not" be impugned with power. Lastly, "Bruce Banner is no longer the only Hulk in the MCU," Feige said. A She-Hulk series is officially in the works, about lawyer and big green woman Jennifer Walters.