The line between reality and illusion begins to blur in the Marvel spin of classic sitcom shows.
Kathryn Hahn's character in the upcoming Disney + series "WandaVision" has been a mystery so far. In the retro spin-off of the Marvel Cinematic Universe from the 1980s, Hahn plays the overly cheerful but also curious neighbor of Elizabeth Olsen's character Wanda. A new trailer for the series, which will be releasing eight episodes on the streaming platform starting January 15, offers a closer look at Hahn's character, who at one point pauses the scene in which she talks with Wanda and Paul Bettany's vision- Character is located. See below.
Set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, WandaVision focuses on Wanda and Vision as they attempt to lead an idealized suburban life in the small town of Westview, where residents are ignorant of their powers. But the line between reality and illusionary stars is blurring for the couple in this series created by Jac Schaeffer, based on the Scarlet Witch character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
The series is directed by Matt Shakman. Schaeffer acts alongside Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios, as headwriter and executive producer. Teyonah Parris, Kat Dennings and Randall Park will also appear on the show. Dennings and Park have appeared on other Marvel Cinematic Universe projects.
According to a report in Entertainment Weekly, WmanVision director Shakman and Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige consulted with legendary Dick Van Dyke over the details of a classic TV sitcom to get the series feeling. Shakman and Feige invited the actor to lunch at Disneyland in summer 2019, where they learned about the classic sitcom format that he revolutionized with "The Dick Van Dyke Show".
"WandaVision" was originally supposed to be Disney + 's second Marvel Cinematic Universe show, after "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier", which was postponed to 2021 due to production problems caused by the pandemic. But now "WandaVision" will be the first.
Both shows are part of a growing arsenal of Marvel series premiering on Disney +. others are "Hawkeye" and "Loki," which will focus on the characters of Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston from their respective Marvel films. Other Marvel Cinematic Universe shows en route to Disney + include "Ms. Marvel, "Moon Knight", "She-Hulk" and "What If …?" with many more to come for sure.