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!