Why Elizabeth Olsen & Paul Bettany Won't Be Singing WandaVision Theme Song

By Richard Nebens Posted:
Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, WandaVision

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is less than a week away from kicking off Phase 4 with likely the craziest endeavor in the franchise’s storied history: WandaVision.

The sitcom-inspired Disney+ series will be the first project of its kind in the Marvel realm as Scarlet Witch and Vision live as normal of a suburban life as possible with their superpowers in full effect. Even after only releasing to a select few people around the world, it's already receiving rave reviews for its creativity and individuality amongst its MCU peers.

This series will explore no less than six different eras of network television through the plot surrounding the powered duo, including every aspect of how life was in each individual decade. A part of this vision is what fans will hear in the music and orchestral score, which nearly included the show’s two leads...


In a recent interview with Tara Hitchcock, WandaVision star Paul Bettany shared his disappointment in how that the series' creative team were hoping for he and co-star Elizabeth Olsen to sing one of the theme songs for the show until plans ended up falling through.

"We were going to sing one of them, but there ended up just not being enough time for us to get into a studio."

The full interview can be seen below:




With WandaVision exploring the history of network television shows, it makes perfect sense that each individual era’s musical style would be used along with the footage. It will likely make for an incredibly immersive experience as the decades progress in every episode.

From the performing perspective, it’s fantastic to see just how deeply involved with the final product Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen hoped to be. The singing experience for both actors is...let’s say a little limited, but their enthusiasm to lend their talents to any department needed is all that matters.

Even though their musical talents won’t be heard, they will have every opportunity in this Disney+ series to utilize every other ounce of talent they possess. WandaVision will show this in full when it premieres on January 15.

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Release Date
January 15, 2021
- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.