Marvel Studios has officially released the premiere trailer for their newest series, WandaVision.
A lot of controversy has been targeted towards this series; whether or not it would make the 2020 cut off. However, getting a trailer this early is almost a guarantee it hits later this year.
In the trailer, we get our first look at Kathryn Hahn’s character and Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau. It features different aspects of television, from previous reports and plays towards an alternate universe. During the trailer, Kathryn Hahn’s character asks Vision if she’s dead. He shortly replies, ”why would you say that?”. In which she retorts, ”you already are.” There’s no reports that suggest the series is set in another timeline; however, it makes you wonder how this will all play out.
The news is welcome to fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as the coronavirus pandemic has shifted the way Marvel Studios will release and develop future projects. Black Widow is still officially slated for a November release, but insiders say a new theatrical release date is possible. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has resumed production and is likely getting an Early 2021 release, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings also resumed production. Hawkeye and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnessare expected to begin production this Fall.
Paul Bettany reprises the role of Vision and Elizabeth Olsen returns to her role of Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, as they become the perfect married 50’s, nuclear family. Teyonah Parris will also appear on the series as the grown-up version of Monica Rambeau, who was introduced to fans in Captain Marvel. Kathryn Hahn is playing a nosey neighbor reportedly named Agatha. Josh Stamberg will also appear alongside Randall Park as secret agents.
According to previous reports Doctor Strange himself, Benedict Cumberbatch was on set for the last week of filming for WandaVision, which lines up with another story reported stating longtime Doctor Strange villain Nightmare would be the antagonist for the series, as well as Marvel Studios CCO Kevin Feige previously stating the film will lead directly into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Earlier this year, Evan Peters (American Horror Story) was announced to have joined the series last summer in an unknown but a key role and shot his scenes towards the end of last year. Fans are now speculating what his role could be; the popular but least likely guess is Wanda’s brother Pietro aka Quicksilver, a role he played in Fox’s X-Men universe and was played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The series is also rumored to have shot in front of a live studio audience, and will pay homage to the multi-camera sitcom comedies throughout television history, including I Love Lucy. Funny enough a lot of these reports regarding WandaVision has come from Murphy’s Multiverse, so this news has some weight to it.