The premiere of Disney+'s WandaVision is set to begin Phase 4 of the MCU on January 15. Not only will this be the first Marvel Studios project since July 2019, but it will introduce an entirely new storytelling method: situational comedy.
With Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany back to portray their roles as Scarlet Witch and Vision , respectively, they'll pay homage to some of the most famous television shows in American history. The nine-episode season is set to take place over the course of many decades, giving respect to each era's sitcom style.
While this is a brand-new idea for the MCU, it may not be the last.
In a recent WandaVision press conference, via ComicBook.com , Marvel President Kevin Feige left the door open for future sitcoms in the MCU.
When asked directly if there will be more Marvel sitcoms he said:
"We'll see. This was our test run. Marvel has had a lot of good, successful TV in the past. This was Marvel Studios' first foray."
Feige went on to explain why they desire to do something different with this " whacky idea."
"The idea always was, yes, to do something that could not be done as a feature that plays with the format and plays with the medium. There were a lot of meeting before everyone understood what we were trying to go for...We're able to turn a whacky idea into a whackier show...It worked out perfectly that this is the debut of on Disney+ for the MCU."
WHAT THIS MEANS
As Feige says, WandaVision is a "test run" meaning that another MCU sitcom could be in their future plans. The obvious option for another MCU sitcom would be a second season of WandaVision, but there has been no evidence to point to that being a reality. In fact, it seems like Wanda Maximoff's story will continue on in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
So if not WandaVision , what else? Here are two options:
Kevin Feige has already gone on the record saying that the upcoming Disney+ show She-Hulk will be a “half-hour legal comedy.” This seems like a very similar style to a sitcom, especially knowing it will be based on John Byrne's Sensational She-Hulk.
While Ms. Marvel would be the next best guess, it is likely that another sitcom would come from a show that has yet to be announced by Marvel Studios. Maybe this is where we will get the long-awaited and highly-anticipated MCU debut of Squirrel Girl.