So far, Marvel’s teases of WandaVision have leaned heavily on the black and white, classic television sitcom world that Wanda Maxmioff and Vision find themselves living within. This makes the upcoming series on Disney+ unlike any Marvel Studios project we’ve seen before, but the emulation of classic sitcoms like I Love Lucy and Bewitched is just the beginning of WandaVision‘s journey through sitcom history.
In a new interview, Marvel Studios boxx Kevin Feige said WandaVision‘s journey through sitcom tropes will take us right up to the popular mockumentary style present in the likes of The Office, Parks and Recreation, and Modern Family. Read More »
Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, there’s been a shift in the release schedule for the Disney+ shows that Marvel Studios has been putting together in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Instead of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier leading the path in the wake of Avengers: Endgame, it will be WandaVision and its mash-up of comic book action and classic TV sitcom tropes. And now, some new details about the plot and characters of the series have just come to light. Read More »
WandaVision, as the first Marvel Studios TV series to debut on Disney+, marks the beginning of the future of Marvel post-Avengers: Endgame — by returning to the past. Literally.
The upcoming miniseries starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, reprising their roles as Wanda Maximoff and Vision from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, pays deliberate homage to the midcentury sitcom, utilizing the classic look of old school situation comedies, and even utilizing laugh tracks. And they pulled it off by using techniques from those sitcoms, including the same lenses and wire tricks used in shows like Bewitched or I Dreamed of Jeannie, as well as a live studio audience.
The result was an experience that was full circle for Olsen (who grew up visiting the Full House sets where her famous sisters worked) and a wake-up call for Bettany, who joked to Entertainment Weekly, “I should have been doing sitcoms all this time.”
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Paul Bettany has been able to carve out a second wave in his career thanks to a much-needed boost from Marvel. But in the years since he put on red face make-up and a yellow cape, Bettany hasn’t really gotten a chance to showcase his long-dormant leading man talents. But Bettany finally gets a leading-man vehicle he deserves in Uncle Frank, an LGBTQ dramedy from American Beauty writer Alan Ball. Watch the Uncle Frank trailer below.
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Last night during the Emmys, a surprise trailer for Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ series WandaVision was released. The show has been confirmed to be the first Marvel Studios series coming to Disney+ later this year, arriving before The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which will likely now be delayed until 2021. But don’t worry, because as our WandaVision trailer breakdown reveals, this looks like Marvel’s trippiest production yet, making it far more intriguing than anything Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes are up to.
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Wanda Maxmioff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) are back in their own Marvel Studios series on Disney+. But the last time we saw them, things were pretty traumatic, and it appeared to be the end of Vision. Somehow, the synthetic superhero is back in WandaVision, and he’s trapped in some kind of warped sitcom, emulating classic television across different eras of entertainment. See what we’re talking about in the new WandaVision trailer that just debuted. Read More »
Back in March, before the coronavirus pandemic started shutting down film and TV production in Hollywood, Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ series WandaVision had seemingly wrapped production. However, it sounds like they still have some work to do in front of the camera, because WandaVision is reportedly returning to production in July. Read More »
Down at Comic-Con Experience 2019 (CCXP) in Brazil, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige was on-hand to get fans excited about the upcoming projects in Phase Five of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For the first time ever, the new roster of projects include streaming shows from Marvel Studios that directly tie into the events of the movies, and the CCXP panel gave a glimpse at the first official photos from both Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision. Read More »
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Marvel has played with many genres, from spy thrillers to heists to high school comedy, but the upcoming Disney+ series WandaVision is threatening to blow other Marvel movies out of the water with its genre-bending and general wackiness. Though we know very little about the series centering around Elizabeth Olsen‘s Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany‘s Vision, we have been frequently promised that this is one of the weirdest Marvel projects to come out of Phase 4. Now Olsen, Bettany, and their co-stars are teasing more WandaVision details about how truly “bonkers” this series will be.
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The more time goes by, the more it seems like Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios (and The Walt Disney Company) won’t be coming to a new agreement to share the big screen rights to Spider-Man, leaving the webslinger outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tom Holland and Kevin Feige were very diplomatic in addressing the Spider-Man deal at The D23 Expo over the weekend, but some of the other stars of the MCU were asked about the situation too, resulting in varying answers, some sad yet hopeful and others downright perplexed and hilarious. Read More »