Marvel fans got a longer look at a WandaVision, the upcoming Disney Plus series starring Scarlet Witch and Vision, during Sunday night’s Emmys. The brand new trailer features Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reviving their roles as Wanda Maximoff, a.k.a. the Scarlet Witch, and Vision from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a bizarre format.
Moving from a black and white domestic sitcom structure to a more contemporary comic book feel, the trailer also prominently features co-stars Teyonah Parris, Kathryn Hahn, Debra Jo Rupp, and Fred Melamed. The cast also includes Kat Dennings, reviving her role of Darcy Lewis from the Thor movies, and Randall Park as Jimmy Woo, who appeared as an FBI agent in Ant-Man and the Wasp.
At first glance, the plot of WandaVision looks to be a parody of the 1950’s era of TV family comedies, primarily the series Bewitched, but also series like The Honeymooners, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, I Love Lucy, and Leave It to Beaver. While it seems that Wanda and Vision are living a happy carefree lifestyle in their black and white TV world, things begin to unravel as reality morphs around them and brings them back in line with the mainline MCU reality. The introduction of color into their world is not the only thing that brings change as there seems to be a larger story happening in the “Real World” which could make things harder for the couple of leading a normal life, having to choose between fiction and reality.
(Author’s Note: Though nothing has officially been released about the plot, this is just a guess from the trailer)
WandaVision will be the first Marvel series to debut on Disney Plus. It premiere before The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which was previously slated to debut before WandaVision. The show was created by Jac Schaeffer, who also wrote the upcoming MCU film Black Widow. WandaVision is slated to debut on the Disney+ streaming service sometime later in 2020, unlike other Marvel properties that have been slated to 2021 due to Disney’s greed.