Disney+ adds ‘WandaVision,’ ditches ‘Home Alone’

Coming off a successful launch and the first season of the well-received The Mandalorian, Disney+ has now confirmed that Marvel Studios WandaVision will debut in 2020, not in Spring 2021 as previously announced. 

However, it remains unclear whether the new series will debut before or after fellow Marvel series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which is also currently filming and is slated for a Late 2020 launch. 

The upcoming series will star Marvel veterans Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as the Scarlet Witch and The Vision, respectively, with a supporting cast consisting of Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, Randall Park as Jimmy Woo and Kathryn Hahn as a “nosy neighbor.” The company released a statement and sizzle video:

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In 2020, Disney+ subscribers can look forward to a diverse line-up of new content including the highly-anticipated return of Hilary Duff in “Lizzie McGuire,” Marvel Studios’ first original series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and “WandaVision,” the final season of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” the Muppets unscripted series “Muppets Now,” original movies “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made,” “Stargirl,” “The Phineas & Ferb Movie: Candace Against the Universe,” and “Secret Society of Second Born Royals,” docuseries “Rogue Trip” and “Becoming,” and season two of hit series “The Mandalorian” and “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.” Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the biggest blockbuster films from Walt Disney Studios including “Aladdin,” “Toy Story 4,” and “The Lion King.”

Jac Schaeffer (Black Widow) is serving as showrunner for the freshman season, which will run for six episodes.

‘Home Alone 1 & 2’ removed from menu

Always one to go the extra step, Disney has outdone Canada snipping President Donald Trump’s minor scene in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. The streaming giant has completely removed the film along with the original Home Alone. This according to Collider.

Needless to say, viewers were quick to notice. The Reel 360 team did stream the John Hughes classic on Christmas Eve.

According to a Reddit thread, a few other titles also disappeared from Disney+, including The Sandlot, Dr. Doolittle, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Disney also appears to have randomly pulled and then restored a few films to the service as well, including “Never Been Kissed” and “Avalon High.”

Thus far, Disney has not provided reasons for taking down the films, nor announced plans to return them to the service. Home Alone 3 remains streamable on Disney+

SOURCE: Disney+, Collider