Marvel Studios’ WandaVision on Disney+ has become a huge hit for the streamer, with audiences staying up late to see the episodes drop rather than risking getting spoiled by reading Twitter or spotting a headline.
But with WandaVision being so popular — could there be a Season 2?
Today during a Disney+ presentation at the virtual Television Critics Association press tour, Marvel Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige answered that query.
“It’s an interesting question,” Feige said. W”e are developing all of these shows the way we’re developing our movies. In other words, when we start with a movie, we hope there’s a part 2, we hope there’s a part 3, but we aren’t factoring that into the part 1.” Instead, the creators are hoping to make something that the audiences enjoy, get hooked by, and revisit enough that they want to see more, just as they do in the movies.
“I’ve been at Marvel for too long to say a definite no or definite yes to anything in regards to your question about another season of WandaVision, but there are shows that we’re about to start filming, [where] we are keeping in mind a structure that would lead into a Season 2 and a Season 3 in a more direct way than, say, a show like WandaVision, which clearly goes into a feature,” he explained, praising Disney+ for helping them to find new ways of telling a story. WandaVision, actually, will lead into star Elizabeth Olsen appearing in the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel movie.
“It will always vary based on the story. Sometimes it will go into a Season 2. Sometimes it will go into a feature and then back into a series. We’ve announced that Ms. Marvel after her debut on Disney+ will be going into the second Captain Marvel film. But sometimes, and yet to be announced, but we are thinking of and planning second seasons for some of the upcoming series,” he teased.
Are the Disney+ series designed to be like multi-hour movies?
“It all comes down to the storytelling,” Feige said.”The bar is set high for the features and for the series, and we try to exceed that bar every time. The week-to-week unveiling gives us opportunities, as we’re now seeing with WandaVision for sure. But we’re building the shows to be experienced that way, the way we build our features to be experienced in a run, and sometimes they have tags that hint at the future and what’s to come. It’s fun to be able to do that week to week in series programming. But other than that, it’s very much the same high bar that we try to set for ourselves and want to meet the expectations that the audience has when they go to a theater to see one of our films or when they now turn on Disney+.”
WandaVision episodes drop Fridays at midnight on Disney+.