We have our first look at WandaVision, the upcoming Marvel show being produced for Disney+, which was initially revealed at CCXP in Brazil. The future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going to be much heavier on the small screen, as this is just one of several shows being produced for the recently launched streaming service. Based on this new image, as promised, it appears as though this is going to be something the likes of which we've never seen from the MCU, as it's going old school in a big, surprising way.
First we got The Falcon and the Winter Solider CCXP images. Now, these image sees Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff, aka the Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany as Vision in his human form. However, they both are in a 50s setting with all of the trimmings, with Bettany in a suit and Olsen in a dress and pearls around her neck. The image looks like it's being ripped right from a sitcom produced decades ago, which is exactly what Marvel is going for on this one. During SDCC over the summer, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige promised that the show is "unlike anything we've done before." Olsen backed that up, saying it will be "weird" and have "lots of surprises."
Before this CCXP sneak peak, we previously saw some artwork from the show that showcased Wanda and Vision in a similar setting, but this is the first time the two actors have been officially revealed as such. As many are sure to recall, Vision died in Infinity War and there are questions about his return in the series. There are rumors that the villain Nightmare, who is the ruler of the Dream Dimension in the world of Marvel Comics, will be involved. That would make sense for several reasons and could help explain the picturesque setting that at least part of the series will take place in. For now, there are far more questions than answers. The show has been described as "half classic sitcom, half MCU spectacular."
Kevin Feige also revealed previously that this Disney+ show will tie in directly to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which will also star Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch. It's also all but confirmed that Nightmare will be the villain, or at least a villain, in that sequel. That would make for one heck of a tie-in, would it come to pass. It would additionally help to explain why Wanda will be paling around with Benedict Cumberbatch's Stephen Strange for his next big screen adventure.
The show will see the return of Kat Dennings as Darcy from the Thor movies, as well as Randall Park as Jimmy Woo, who we previously saw in Ant-Man and the Wasp. Kathryn Hahn is also set to star. Other Marvel shows being produced for Disney+ include The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, Hawkeye, She-Hulk, Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel and the animated What If?,