Disney+ has announced a new series titled Marvel Studios: Legends, which looks to shine the spotlight on individual characters as well as some of the MCU’s marquee moments. The first two episodes of the series will center around Wanda Maximoff and Vision, Marvel’s happy power couple. Both episodes will arrive on Disney+ on January 8, 2021, and tie directly into the events of WandaVision.
Marvel Studios: Legends is a new series that revisits some of the most iconic moments from the MCU, one character at a time. Kicking off with Wanda Maximoff and Vision, the first two episodes start streaming Jan. 8, only on #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/iTN2kNdhFv
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) December 15, 2020
In addition to the show’s reveal, Marvel also released an official synopsis for their upcoming deep-dive series alongside character descriptions for Wanda Maximoff and Vision.
As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand, Marvel Studios: Legends celebrates and codifies what has come before. Revisit the epic heroes, villains, and moments from across the MCU in preparation for the highly anticipated stories still to come. Each dynamic segment feeds directly into the upcoming series premiering on Disney+ — setting the stage for future events. Marvel Studios: Legends weaves together the many threads that constitute the unparalleled Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Wanda Maximoff made her debut in Avengers: Age of Ultron as a powerful adversary of The Avengers, only to become an even more powerful ally. Wanda found strength in herself and in her extraordinary relationship with one highly unique individual, Vision. Marvel Studios: Legends explores Wanda’s story as she grapples with cruel hardships and loss, a chaotic power that she strives to control, and shifting loyalties from those she trusts most.
Born into the world in Avengers: Age of Ultron Vision chooses to fight on the side of humanity, though he himself is an artificial form of life. Marvel Studios: Legends follows Vision on his quest to understand humans more fully, evolving to be more like them, as he explores a romantic relationship with Wanda Maximoff in Captain America: Civil War. All of this leads to his final moments, as he makes the ultimate sacrifice for mankind, leaving those he loved to an uncertain future.
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While Marvel Studios: Legends is bound to feel like it’s re-treading old ground for some, there remains a vast section of MCU fans who remain unfamiliar with the characters they’ve grown to love. After all, not everyone is into reading comics, and some of Marvel’s characters have long and complicated backgrounds that make them a task to research. That said, wouldn’t it be nice if Marvel arranged for a shiny new history lesson series to make its way onto their streaming platform? I feel like as into comics as I am I could always use a refresher, especially if it comes with high production values and features some of the MCU’s most epic moments to date. Let’s go!
Marvel Studios: Legends will debut on Disney+ on January 8, 2021.