Marvel’s WandaVision will directly set up Doctor Strange 2.
The show stars Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen reprising their MCU roles as Vision and Scarlet Witch respectively, and Olsen’s character will play a key role alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
And the intention for Marvel is that this show is just the first of many to tie directly into the films, with the plan for it to kickstart a “long-running TV dynasty”.
Seven other TV projects are already currently in development, each of which connects an upcoming or past film.
But although the shows will be especially rewarding for fans of the film franchise, WandaVision could be just as appealing for viewers who haven’t seen any of the 23 MCU movies.
The series is set after the seismic events of Avengers: Endgame, with Vision and Scarlet Witch spending their married life in the idyllic town Westview, having pledged to put their powers to one side.
However, along the way, as the show focuses on various tropes of TV, it soon transpires that their existence isn’t quite as peaceful as they’d hoped for.
Bettany and Olsen are joined in the cast by several new faces, including Kathryn Hahn as their nosy neighbour and Teyonnah Parris as a grown-up Monica Rambeau – a character seen as a girl in Captain Marvel.