Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige has revealed how he created the unique title for Elizabeth Olsen’s WandaVision.
Despite not releasing a single theatrical Marvel project for over 12 months, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first foray into television was a smashing success with Elizabeth Olsen’s WandaVision. Both a homage and parody of sitcoms throughout the year, the Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany-led limited series garnered acclaim from fans and critics, with many hailing it as the best series of the year. Much of the success for the show goes to Kevin Feige, the architect behind the MCU. Feige’s involvement in the franchise is unparalleled, and his attention to detail, right down the series’ title shows just how innovative he can be.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Kevin Feige discussed how he came up with the title for WandaVision. The title was originally more traditional, but to fit the unique aesthetic and themes of the Elizabeth Olsen show, he drew inspiration from an equally unique film.
“I didn’t want to call the show Wanda and Vision or The Scarlet Witch and Vision. I was at the AFI [American Film Institute] luncheon in 2018 and I remember looking at the board where it listed the top 10 films and seeing BlacKkKlansmanI remember thinking, ‘How cool is that? They just mushed those two words together and the audience just accepts that as a title.’ So I thank Spike Lee for making BlacKkKlansman. I know that’s the weirdest connection ever, but that’s how it came about.”
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You can read the official synopsis for WandaVision below.
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.
Matt Shakman directed the series with Jac Schaeffer as the lead scribe with Kevin Feige producing; WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo, Evan Peters as Ralph Bohner, and Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness.
WandaVision is available on Disney Plus, while Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to hit theaters on March 25, 2022. Keep following along to stay up to date on all of the latest surrounding Kevin Feige’s work for the MCU, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!
Source: Rolling Stone