WandaVision premieres! The highly anticipated Marvel TV series, the first of its kind on Disney+, ushers in a new era of MCU storytelling. This time we can all relish familiar Marvel characters in our own homes and watch their stories grow. Read on for more news and everything streaming this week on Disney+!
“WANDAVISION” SERIES TO INCLUDE SONGS BY KRISTEN ANDERSON-LOPEZ AND ROBERT LOPEZ (FROZEN, FROZEN 2)
Premiering January 15 – This new TV spot reveals an original theme song written by Oscar®-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (“Frozen”), who penned unique songs for several episodes, spanning from the 1950s to the early 2000s.
“‘WandaVision’ is such a cool, strange, one-of-a-kind project,” says Lopez. “When the director, Matt Shakman—an old friend from my college days—pitched it to us, we didn’t have to think about it. We loved the bright feeling of American sitcoms mixed with the deep sense of unease the story had, and it was a really inviting challenge to help set that tone.”
Adds Anderson-Lopez, “I grew up in the ’80s watching shows from every decade on the networks all day long. Episodes from ‘I Love Lucy,’ ‘Brady Bunch’ and ‘Family Ties’ shaped who I am and how I move through the world. So this project was a dream come true.”
Composer Christophe Beck completes the trifecta of awesome musicians working on WANDAVISION. He composed the score for both FROZEN and FROZEN 2, and will compose the score for WANDAVISION as well.
This Week on Disney+ for Friday, January 15
Disney+ Original Series or Premieres
Season Premiere WandaVision – “Chapter 16 – The Rescue”
“WandaVision” is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany)—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems. The new series is directed by Matt Shakman; Jac Schaeffer is head writer.
Extras – Beyond the Clouds: The Concert of a Lifetime
Justin and the crew prepare for Zach’s final performance, they have difficulty finding a venue. A miracle, however, comes from the most unlikely place – Justin’s daughter, Maiya. Jason Mraz, reflects on his connection with Zach’s music and its impact on him and his work. When filming the final scene, Justin invites Zach’s family and friends to be in the audience, and they all sing along in his honor.
New to Streaming on Disney+
These series and films are not Disney+ Originals, but they will begin streaming on January 15 unless otherwise noted.
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