It is nearly time for WandaVision! The primary Disney+ Marvel Cinematic Universe collection finds Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany returning as Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch, and Imaginative and prescient in a sitcom parody that’s undoubtedly not what it seems to be. Though Disney+ and Marvel have managed to maintain lots of particulars in regards to the present below wraps, we’re lastly beginning to study extra about what to anticipate from the collection. Here is all the pieces it’s essential know.
There might be 9 episodes: Disney+ confirmed in early January that the collection will include 9 episodes. In case you do the maths, meaning there might be a brand new episode each week main into The Falcon and the Winter Soldier premiere on March 19. Sure for steady Marvel content material!
The ultimate trailer: Marvel boss revealed a brand new trailer for WandaVision through the Disney Investor Day on Dec. 10, 2020, giving us a greater take a look at the trippy collection that can lead into the subsequent Physician Unusual movie.
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It is set to premiere in January. In November, Marvel Studios announced on Twitter that WandaVision will debut on Disney+ on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.
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The coronavirus pandemic has delayed lots of Marvel exhibits and flicks, including Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, however manufacturing on WandaVision was closest to being accomplished on the time of the shutdown, and can beat the opposite exhibits to Disney+.
The primary footage. Disney+ launched a spoiler-tastic trailer for WandaVision, which you’ll be able to watch above, through the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, and we have clocked a couple of main reveals. We already knew that the present could be a mix of common sitcoms and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however this new trailer gave us our first take a look at Teyonah Parris as a grown-up Monica Rambeau, a personality launched in Captain Marvel. It was introduced in December 2020 that Parris will return as Rambeau in Captan Marvel 2. The trailer additionally occurred to recommend that Imaginative and prescient is, in truth, useless, simply as he was within the closing Avengers movie. Glitches within the trailer additionally indicate that Wanda could be in a simulation of some type, which might clarify all of the wonky TV references.
It is an homage to basic tv. As revealed at Disney’s D23 Expo in August 2019, WandaVision is an element basic sitcom, a la The Dick Van Dyke Show, and half Marvel blockbuster. “The present is a love letter to the golden age of tv,” Jac Schaeffer, the present’s head author, told Entertainment Weekly. “We’re paying tribute and honoring all of those unbelievable exhibits and individuals who got here earlier than us, [but] we’re additionally attempting to blaze new territory.”
As a nod to the basic sitcoms WandaVision is impressed by, the premiere episode was filmed in entrance of a stay studio viewers and shot in black and white, with crew members coming to set wearing ’50s clothings and utilizing interval lenses and lighting. When Imaginative and prescient’s typical maroon pores and skin did not present up nicely in grayscale, the make-up artists painted Bettany blue as an alternative.
Dick Van Dyke himself even acted as one thing of a marketing consultant, as Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and director Matt Shakman revealed to Leisure Weekly. Feige and Shakman took Van Dyke to lunch in 2019 to get his tackle, amongst different issues, how his basic sitcom made foolish bodily comedy really feel so grounded. “His reply was actually easy: He mainly mentioned that if it could not occur in actual life, it could not occur on the present,” Shakman mentioned.
It would lead immediately into the Physician Unusual sequel. Beforehand, MCU films have existed individually from Marvel’s tv exhibits, even people who existed throughout the interconnected universe. However the Disney+ restricted collection are a part of Part 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which suggests they exist on the similar stage because the movies and can play into all the pieces because the MCU strikes ahead. Working example: WandaVision will lead immediately into Doctor Strange‘s sequel, Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity, and Olsen is ready to co-star within the film alongside Benedict Cumberbatch.
Extra forged members. Teyonah Parris was introduced at San Diego Comedian-Con in 2019 to be taking part in the grown-up model of Monica Rambeau, the little woman from Captain Marvel. It is unclear how Monica will issue into the present, however within the comics, she takes up the title of Captain Marvel together with the moniker Photon. Kat Dennings, who appeared within the first two Thor movies as Darcy Lewis, and who may truly finest be remembered for all the time mispronouncing Mjolnir, will seem within the present. Randall Park will reprise his function as Jimmy Woo from Ant-Man and the Wasp. And Kathryn Hahn is becoming a member of the MCU in what has been described as a nosy neighbor sort of character. (Enjoyable reality: Hahn beforehand voiced Doc Ock in Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which isn’t a part of the MCU.)
We nonetheless do not understand how or if Imaginative and prescient is alive. Imaginative and prescient was killed by Thanos (Josh Brolin) in Avengers: Infinity War when the latter eliminated the Thoughts Stone from Imaginative and prescient’s brow to finish his Infinity Gauntlet. Due to that, in contrast to Wanda and everybody else who disappeared after the Snap, Imaginative and prescient did not return when Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) introduced them again in Avengers: Endgame. The collection is ready post-Endgame, and so far as we all know, Imaginative and prescient stays useless — so how is he within the present?
It is in contrast to something Marvel has completed earlier than. “In case you might see the set of WandaVision I simply got here from, it is in contrast to something you’ve got seen earlier than. It is in contrast to something we have completed earlier than,” Feige revealed to The Hollywood Reporter.
We’ll see a extra intimate facet of Wanda and Imaginative and prescient. The collection begins with Wanda and Imaginative and prescient fortunately married and dwelling in an idyllic city known as Westview. “We discover Wanda and Imaginative and prescient dwelling a blissful suburban existence, attempting to maintain their powers below wraps,” Schaeffer explained to Leisure Weekly. However as they start to cycle by way of the many years, they understand their life might not be as excellent because it appears.
When TV Information caught up with Olsen and Bettany at Disney’s D23 Expo and requested what points of the characters they’re excited to discover within the collection that they could not discover within the movies, Olsen mentioned, “I am enthusiastic about our residence life. I am enthusiastic about this sitcom exploration.”
“I feel we’re actually going to begin to peel again the onion of their cooking habits,” joked Bettany. “, we began it slightly in Civil Conflict, and I feel we’re actually going to resolve how nicely they prepare dinner collectively.”
Primarily based on what occurs within the collection, a second season most likely is not within the playing cards. When requested in the event that they’d return for a second season whereas selling the collection at Disney’s D23 Expo, Olsen informed TV Information that she “did not suppose it could make sense.” Regardless of this, each actors mentioned they’d like to return for extra if that’s doable sooner or later. “I agree with what she mentioned, however we’re all the time prepared to come back again,” mentioned Bettany.
WandaVision is coming to Disney+ in late 2020.
Extra reporting by Lindsay MacDonald