Marvel's WandaVision: Elizabeth Olsen & Paul Bettany Go Retro on New Magazine Cover

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
WandaVision logo, Paul Bettany as Vision, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda

WandaVision is one of the intriguing projects of Marvel Studios under its Phase 4 slate, potentially opening up the franchise's narrative into the realm of the multiverse. It has been heavily teased that the show will be a "half sitcom, half MCU film" affair, but most of the plot details are still being kept under wraps. 

Set to premiere on January 15, 2021, WandaVision will be the first project to open a brand new MCU chapter. Marvel Studios CCO Kevin Feige already teased that there will be a "wealth of rewards" for longtime fans of the franchise, seemingly hinting that the series will include a stockpile of Easter eggs for everyone to uncover.

The first trailer already provided fans with a glimpse of the multiverse shenanigans that Wanda causes, and it will no doubt add further intrigue to the show's confirmed connection to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Now, a new promotional image may offer more hints about the overall thematic feel of WandaVision.


In a tweet, Marvel Studios shared the WandaVision-themed cover art from Empire, showcasing brand new looks at Paul Bettany's Vision and Elizabeth Olsen's Wanda Maximoff. 

In a separate tweet, Empire revealed an alternate subscriber cover for WandaVision, highlighting the "futuristic vision of The Vision" along with "Wanda's silhouette."



With every piece of promotional material, WandaVision is shaping up to be a must-see for MCU fans. The cover art showcases another look for Paul Bettany's Vision, with the actor sporting long hair and a retro outfit. This seemingly aligns with confirmation from Bettany that WandaVision will pay homage to different decades of TV sitcoms, and this reveal could allude to the '70s. 

Another interesting takeaway is from the exclusive subscriber cover art from Empire. The image showcases Vision in a different way, and this could hint that the different body parts of the android are seemingly being restored (unknowingly) by Wanda.

On the flip side, the image could also suggest that the Vision that is in the sitcom-based reality is a figment of Wanda's reality-altering powers, and the android is slowly being resurrected in the real world as time moves forward in the alternate reality setting. This should help explain why the sitcom-based reality is progressing forward from the '50s all the way to the '90s. 

Whatever the case, WandaVision will no doubt provide repercussions to the rest of the MCU, and this could eventually lead to another captivating storyline for the monumental franchise. 

- In This Article: WandaVision
Release Date
January 15, 2021
- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.