'WandaVision' Trailer Offers the First Look at the MCU's Phase Four
Updated: Oct 16, 2020
It looks like Marvel Studios isn't leaving fans high and dry for 2020: WandaVision is confirmed to be the first project in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
The official trailer offers us a glimpse at the very first MCU Disney+ series, following Vision and the Scarlet Witch living their ideal suburban lives, until they begin to realize that everything is not as it seems.
WandaVision is inspired by classic American sitcoms throughout the decades, and appears to be primarily set in an alternate reality created by Wanda Maximoff to cope with Vision's death after the events of Avengers: Endgame. As the series progresses, it looks like the reality will begin to break down around her and throw Wanda back into the real world, where the organization S.W.O.R.D. has formed to fill the hole left by S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers. WandaVision will lead directly into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and, given recent news, may also impact the untitled Spider-Man: Far From Home sequel in several unexpected ways.
With a budget of $150 million, comparable to an MCU film, WandaVision is the most expensive TV show ever made. Disney's commitment to these streaming series speaks to how important they will be for the franchise going forward. Teyonah Parris plays Monica Rambeau, aged up from her original appearance in Captain Marvel, while Kat Dennings and Randall Park reprise their roles as Darcy Lewis and Jimmy Woo from Thor: The Dark World and Ant-Man and the Wasp, respectively. Kathryn Hahn joins the MCU as Agnes, a "nosy neighbor", rumored to be the witch Agatha Harkness in disguise.
I couldn't be more excited for WandaVision! As a diehard Scarlet Witch fan, this show looks like a dream come true - it's so weird and unexpected, and I can't wait to see where the story goes. I love how classic TV is being blended with the MCU, and the whole television angle makes perfect sense. Why wouldn't Wanda create her ideal world inside a TV when she has nothing left for her in the real world and the power to do so? While it is a strange project to kick off Phase Four, we all know it wasn't meant to have that responsibility, and I hope it doesn't suffer as a result of Marvel's release schedule being messed up.
What do you think? What kind of impact do you expect WandaVision to have on the MCU as a whole? Comment below!
WandaVision will be streaming exclusively on Disney+ in late 2020.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter