2020 has finally come to a merciful end, which means that a new year is here and set to bring dozens of new movies and series from every major studio in the business.
Marvel Studios is currently at the starting gate as the team prepares for the arrival of WandaVision on Disney+ in two weeks, which will be the first of ten new Marvel Cinematic Universe releases in 2021.
Marvel CCO Kevin Feige and the production team at Marvel are fully on board the promotional train with WandaVision so close to its debut. New interviews with the cast and crew, as well as just a few seconds of new footage at a time, are finding their way into commercials on TV and news releases online. In classic Marvel form, however, very few of the series' plot details are coming, avoiding spoilers wherever possible.
The latest of these teases just arrived on one of Disney's primary TV networks, hinting at the show's expected connection to the larger MCU.
Disney Channel premiered a new spot for the MCU's WandaVision, premiering on Disney+ on January 15.
Only a couple of seconds of new footage are shown, one of them featuring Kathryn Hahn's Agatha directly mentioning the Avengers when she oddly blurts out "You're the Avengers" to Vision. Another brief fresh scene shows Wanda Maximoff using her powers in the kitchen and accidentally smashing a plate on Vision's head.
"We are an unusual couple." 📺 ✨ @wandavision, an Original Series from Marvel Studios, starts streaming Jan. 15 on @DisneyPlus. #WatchOnDisneyPlus pic.twitter.com/7YCuMLmL0p— Disney Channel (@DisneyChannel) January 1, 2021
WHAT THIS MEANS
Taking a look at the new scene of Wanda and Vision first, Paul Bettany's absolute deadpan reaction to having a plate smashed against his skull should bring the classic comedy for which the MCU is known upon its debut. Thankfully, the vibranium body takes away most of the pain that any normal person would feel experiencing kitchenware to the noggin, and it appears that Bettany's comedic timing and reactions are in full bloom as Vision becomes domesticated.
Moving to the Agatha reveal, her mention of the Avengers is yet another sign of how deeply this first Disney+ series will connect to the larger MCU from the movies. The scene looks to be from the same one where Vision uses his powers to "wake" her up, as seen in the Emmys trailer, but there is no context for why she mentions Earth's Mightiest Heroes by name. Just as these teases have done for weeks, this becomes another mystery to solve as WandaVision's arrival inches closer.
WandaVision will begin premiering on Disney+ on January 15, 2021.