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Here’s everything you need to know about ‘WandaVision’

Disney+ dropped an ad at the Super Bowl. With it, everyone is talking about the upcoming MCU show 'WandaVision'. Here's what we know.

Here’s everything you need to know about ‘WandaVision’

Disney+ dropped an ad at the Super Bowl. With it, everyone is talking about the upcoming MCU shows on Disney+. One of those shows? WandaVision, which looks like one of the most ambitious and different MCU projects to date. Like most Marvel projects, WandaVision has been kept in secrecy, but we do know a little bit about the upcoming project.

Here’s everything we know about WandaVision.

Cast and crew

Elizabeth Olsen reprises her role as Wanda Maximoff, last seen in Avengers: Endgame. Paul Bettany reprises his role as Vision, who died in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War after Thanos (Josh Brolin) rips the Mind Stone from his head (ouch). 

Also reprising their roles from MCU projects are Kat Dennings, who played poli-sci student Darcy Lewis last seen in Thor: The Dark World, and Randall Park, who played FBI agent Jimmy Woo in 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp

Making their MCU debut will be Teyonah Parris (Dear White People), who will play the adult version of Monica Rambeau, the kid version of the character appeared in 2018’s Captain Marvel. Kathryn Hahn (Crossing Jordan) will play a character only described as “a nosy neighbor”. 

Showrunning the series is Jac Schaffer, who penned the script for 2020’s Black Widow. The eight-episode series, unlike Loki, had a writer’s room. Matt Shankman (Game of Thrones) will direct the series. Ant-Man composer Christopher Beck will lend his talent for the score. 

What is WandaVision about?

A synopsis for WandaVision was released. It definitely gives us a bit of an idea just what is going on around here.

“Marvel Studios’ “WandaVision” blends the style of classic sitcoms with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany)—two super-powered beings living their ideal 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. Debuts on Disney+ this year.”

Based on the images from the Super Bowl trailer, we can definitely see the influence of sitcoms such as Leave It To Beaver, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Roseanne, The Brady Bunch, and others in the clothes and decades presented in WandaVision

Though how and why Wanda and Vision are living an ideal sitcom life, why Vision is even alive, and is Wanda pregnant in one of those images?! We’re very uncertain about what is going on around here. 

Feige promised that WandaVision is “unlike anything you’ve seen before. It’s unlike anything we’ve done before”. We’re also promised a more intimate look at Wanda and Vision’s relationship, which was more hinted at in the films than anything else. 

The series will also see Wanda fully become the Scarlet Witch, which is her costumed name in the comics. 

Anything else to know?

WandaVision is reported to tie directly into Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, which is set for release in May 2021. Olsen is also confirmed for that film as well. Hopefully, we get a new director pretty soon as Scott Derrickson has left the project.

When will WandaVision be released?

WandaVision will be released sometime in 2020, though what time is unclear. Currently, the series is marked as a miniseries and will be six-episodes long. Before you ask about future seasons, both Olsen and Bettany say it will be unlikely given how the story ends, but they’re down to return if the need should arise.

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Bec Heim is a freelance writer who has contributed and edited for sites like NetflixLife, ScreenRant, and 4 Your Excitement. When not talking and writing about pop culture (especially superheroes or any show with a paranormal bent), she is usually tackling her mountain of books, writing scripts or stories, or listening to podcasts.

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