For those of you who are not versed in the "superhero death" trope, you are probably wondering how this show can even happen, considering Thanos killed (not "snapped," but legit killed) Vision. Don't worry. Marvel has all the answers. They can't tell you yet. But here at SYFY WIRE, we can discuss what we know so far.
WandaVision will premiere in spring 2021 with six episodes. The cast includes Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/The Scarlet Witch), Teyonah Parris (Monica Rambeau), Kat Dennings (Darcy Lewis), Randall Park (Jimmy Woo), and Kathryn Hahn.
WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
As far as a specific plot synopsis, we are in the dark as much as Vision's color scheme at the end of Infinity War (too soon?). With regard to characters, Olsen confirmed the show would delve more into who Wanda is, and makes her full transition into her heroic alter ego.
"They probably know Scarlet Witch from the comics and all of her powers and strengths and fears," Olsen told BuzzFeed. "I feel like WandaVision does a beautiful job for our fans to get to see how Wanda becomes the Scarlet Witch. We've never referred to her as 'the Scarlet Witch' on camera before. She's always just been Wanda. This is that opportunity, and it's a [significant] character deep-dive. It's going to be exciting and, I think, satisfying show for fans."
Olsen also went on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and they discussed the series for a moment. They showed the promotional artwork by Andy Park, depicting Vision and Wanda in sitcom-style roles, with the shadows of their alter egos in the background. The WandaVision talk starts at the 2:30 mark, and a better look at the art by Park is below that.
In an interview with MTV News during the D23 Expo, Bettany added that the idea presented to him was something he couldn't even fathom creating.
"I don't think that myself or Lizzie have ever been more surprised when Kevin pitched the idea to us," he said. "He pitched this idea for a sort of six-hour movie that I would never [have thought of] in a million years, which is why he is the one earning the [huge] bucks. It's so avant-garde, and weird, and messed up, and then moves seamlessly into more familiar territory. But the place where it starts is so odd."
While we don't know what's going to happen, we do know it's going to get weird. We live in a world where a talking raccoon helped revive half the universe. We can't wait to see how this tops it.
The series will be directed by It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia veteran Matt Shakman. Jac Schaeffer is writing the series. Schaeffer is no stranger to writing in the MCU, as she is the writer for Phase Four's opener, Black Widow.
When Marvel first announced the series, theories started flying faster than Vision's ability to solve a math problem.
Based on the promo art, a lot of fans felt the series would be an adaptation of Tom King's 2015 Vision series, in which the synthezoid attempted to live a human life when not being an Avenger.
Digital Spy reports that casting calls looking for small children could tease the first appearance of Wiccan and Speed, Wanda's children, and members of the Young Avengers. With a Ms. Marvel series already announced for Disney+, we could be closer than we think to the next generation of Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
There will be more to come from the MCU's oddest couple, and you can find all of it right here on SYFY WIRE.