At long last the WandaVision trailer has arrived and we finally know a wee bit more than we did yesterday.
As seen in the trailer above WandaVision showcases a deeper plot of the “classic” TV overlay works in the show. Scarlet Witch and Vision are back, but not all seems to be all cozy as the aftermath of Endgame seems to have some affect on our duo and the relationship between Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany).
Set in the 1950s, WandaVision will follow the story of Elizabeth Olson and Paul Bettany’s superhero characters Scarlet Witch and Vision. The series blends the style of classic sitcoms with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living their ideal suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.
It has also been confirmed the series will feature the Sentient World Observation and Response Department or better known as S.W.O.R.D. which is a subdivision of S.H.I.E.L.D. that deals with alien threats that jeopardize world security. However, it is still unclear whether prominent S.W.O.R.D. members such as S.W.O.R.D. leader Abigail Brand will also appear in the series or not but this would definitely mark the live-action debut of the department and the first Marvel property from the Fox-Disney merger that will be integrated into Marvel Studios’ Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The series will also see the return of Kat Dennings to the MCU, reprising her role as Darcy Lewis which she last portrayed in 2013’s Thor: The Dark World along with Randall Park returning as FBI Agent Jimmy Woo from Ant-Man and the Wasp. It will also feature MCU newcomers Kathryn Hahn and Teyonah Parris as the grown-up version of Monica Rambeau, a character who first made her appearance in last year’s Captain Marvel.
It was reveal during last year’s San Diego Comic Con, WandaVision will tie directly to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness where Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch in WandaVision will be joining Benedict Cumberbatch’s Stephen Strange.
Feige and director Scott Derrickson confirmed the two properties will closely be related with some multiverse questions raised in the series being answered on the silver screen and will be integral to the fabric of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it moves forward into Phase Four and beyond.
“It’s gonna be PG-13 and you’re gonna like it,” Feige adds.
“I’m really excited to be at the dawn of this project and I think it’s vital to maintain the humor we had in the first one but with this twist of horror that will really have people gripped,” Cumberbatch said.
“These episodes will intersect with the movies in a very big way,” Feige shared with Variety about the new shows. “It’s a totally new form of storytelling that we get to play with and explore.”
“It’s the first long-form narrative that Marvel Studios has done — they’ll be six episodes, eight episodes, 10 episodes with the actors from the films playing their characters,” Feige added. “They’ll be changing, evolving, growing in those event series and then those changes will be reflected in their next film appearances.”
WandaVision is directed by Matt Shakman and will debut on Disney+ this year.