It’s been a while since we’ve ventured into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but just over the horizon awaits an incredible new in WandaVision, which will chart a whole new course for the MCU.
And now we can confirm that WandaVision will arrive on Disney+ on January 15, 2021 for six episodes of marvellous television.
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) November 12, 2020
Watch the official trailer for WandaVision below:
Check out my full reaction to the WandaVision trailer below:
Here’s the official synopsis:
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 idealised suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.
In what can best be described as Marvel Studios first ever sitcom, WandaVision is ready to take audiences in a brand new direction as Wanda Maximoff and Vision settle in as newlyweds in a quiet all-American suburban town of Westview determined to live their best lives possible. There’s only one little problem though…..things are about to get very, very strange.
While Marvel Studios has again been tight-lipped over what the limited series will cover, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany recently gave an interview to EW where they talked about the series production and the shows very unique place in Marvel Studios history.
Filmed partially in front of a live studio audience (all of whom signed very, very strict NDAs), WandVision was shot with the mindset of the classic 1950s sitcom, which included crew working on set in. authentic 1950s style clothing, along with employing vintage 1950s camera lenses and lighting effects to capture the eras unique soft glow effect. Practical effects were also keenly used in order to give the series a uniqueness to it.
In its six episodes, WandaVision is set to scale the incredible breadth of television from the cherry sitcoms of the 1950s all the way to the zany family comedies of the 1990s. Visual references already seen in the trailer include the likes of The Dick Van Dyke Show, Leave It to Beaver, Bewitched, The Brady Bunch, Roseanne and Full House.
On the significance of the series for Marvel and it’s unique style, head writer Jac Schaeffer said:
“The show is a love letter to the golden age of television. We’re paying tribute and honoring all of these incredible shows and people who came before us, [but] we’re also trying to blaze new territory.”
Of her involvement in the series, star Elizabeth Olsen couldn’t be prouder of the series and has thoroughly loved the process of making the show.
“It’s been the biggest gift that Marvel’s given me, getting to do this show. You get to just focus on her and not how she felt through everyone else’s story lines. I already felt like I had ownership of her because Marvel always encourages you to be part of the process. But even more so now, I feel I have a really strong sense of ownership. If anyone wanted to ask me a question about the future or just a question about what she would think, I feel like this time has provided that.”
Not only is WandaVision a bold new step for Marvel Studios on Disney+, as it is ready to kick off a whole stream of MCU series on Disney+ including The Falcon and the Winder Soldier, Loki and Hawkeye, but it will also lead directly into 2022’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness with Olsen to co-star alongside Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange. There’s a lot going on here and I certainly don’t want to miss any of it.
With its unique setting, innovative storyline and compelling desire to do something different, WandaVision is one of the most interesting and exciting new events happening in the MCU and we can’t wait for its arrival next year.
WandaVision will premiere on Disney+ on January 15, 2021.
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