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‘WandaVision’ won’t only have 30-minute episodes, Marvel boss Kevin Feige says

Marvel chief creative officer Kevin Feige says ‘WandaVision’ episodes will be released each week.

Paul Bettany is Vision and Elizabeth Olsen is Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios’ “WandaVision,” exclusively on Disney+. ‘WandaVision’ returns on Friday, Here’s how to watch.
Paul Bettany is Vision and Elizabeth Olsen is Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios’ “WandaVision,” exclusively on Disney Plus.
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Marvel chief creative officer Kevin Feige said over the weekend that the new episodes of “WandaVision” won’t be half-hour episodes only. In fact, some will end up being much longer.

What’s going on?

Marvel shared the first few episodes of “WandaVision” with select members of the press over the weekend, all of which were 30 minutes.

Feige said that future episodes will vary in length, though, which will allow the show to keep audiences guessing about what can happen.

  • “That’s one of the fun things about streaming — and even on the shows that I watch, as a fan: You don’t have the rules of network TV and selling ad time, where it has to start now and end now,” Feige said, according to TVLine. “[Episodes] can grow or shift or shrink or expand to fit the story you’re telling. Even in those first three, the lengths are somewhat different, and that will continue through the rest of the show.”

Feige said the show will release episodes week-to-week just like “The Mandalorian” to keep fans waiting on cliffhangers.

  • “‘The Mandalorian’ has certainly proven this — there’s something fun to be able to follow along, to try to guess what happens next, to have a week speculating or rewatching and building that anticipation,” Feige said. “Part of the fun, to me, of movies, is the anticipation leading up to it, so it’s fun to get to have a ‘mini-version’ of that every week. And we did build the stories with that in mind, on all of our series.”
  • “With that said, I think it’ll be another experience — an equally fun experience — to binge them once they’re all available,” Feige said.

How many episodes?

Marvel shared a new TV spot for the upcoming Disney+ show “WandaVision” and revealed the first season will have nine episodes, according to multiple reports.

  • That is one more episode than “The Mandalorian,” the hit Disney+ “Star Wars” show, which had eight episodes in each of its first two seasons, as I explained for the Deseret News.