According to Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen and the creative team behind WandaVision, the series will be the “oddest of all Marvel endeavours so far”.
After the D23 Expo revealed plenty of new information about Marvel’s upcoming plans for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Disney Plus, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen and Jac Schaeffer discussed what’s in store for WandaVision. It’s currently one of the most fascinating projects for Marvel fans, since Vision died at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. With the recent casting news alongside the eerie poster of Paul Bettany’s Vision and Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff in a sickly sweet 1950s setting, WandaVision is definitely going to get odd.
The WandaVision footage shown off at D23 saw shots of Paul Bettany’s Vision and Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch from various appearances in the MCU, combined with scenes of The Dick Van Dyke Show. The prevailing theory is that Scarlet Witch created a perfect world for herself in which Vision wasn’t murdered. When speaking to IGN, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany and writer Jac Schaeffer had plenty to say on what’s in store for WandaVision — in particular, how different it’s going to be than anything we’ve seen so far. They also discussed the idea that having a series gives them much more scope in terms of storytelling than a solo movie would allow.
Paul Bettany: “It’s super avant-garde and weird. I don’t think either of us could have expected to be going in this – if we were going to continue in this – [and for] it to continue in this direction. I’m so excited, the scripts are amazing. It’s going to be just great to drill down further into these things. It’s definitely the oddest of all the Marvel endeavors so far.”
Jac Shaeffer: “That’s so much of the game, really, is how do you handle these big mysteries. How do you spin things out over a whole series? We have these big meaty questions that we get to spend more than two and a half hours exploring, so that’s been the work, is making it exciting and intriguing and head-turning at every moment.”
Elizabeth Olsen: “There are plenty of comic books that support why both of these characters should be in a sitcom.”
Comic accurate costumes, huge mysteries and appearances from other MCU characters… WandaVision is turning into something special. Are you excited to see Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen in the show? Let us know in the comments!
Marvel first announced the development of live-action series for Disney’s direct to consumer service in the fall of 2017. Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen’s WandaVision series will be second Marvel Cinematic Universe series available on Disney Plus following The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The Disney Plus series is said to focus on Scarlet Witch after the events of Avengers: Endgame and also stars Teyonah Parris as an adult Monica Rambeau. WandaVision is also sharing other connections to the MCU as both Kat Dennings (Thor) and Randall Park(Ant-Man and the Wasp) are reprising their respective roles as Darcy Lewis and Agent Jimmy Woo.
WandaVision will be released in Spring 2021 exclusively on Disney Plus. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, and WandaVision on Disney Plus!
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.