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Marvel's WandaVision Confirmed To Cover At Least 6 Decades of Sitcoms

Paul Bettany as Vision, WandaVision logo, several TV sitcoms

WandaVision has been making headlines over the past few days, providing fans with much-needed MCU news. The highly-anticipated MCU series has been delayed to January 2021, but the consolation for fans has been the good amount of details that recently surfaced about the show. 

The Disney+ series is being teased as a "half sitcom, half MCU spectacle" type of show, and this hint was further amplified by WandaVision's trailer and promotional images. Not only that, Marvel Studios CCO Kevin Feige revealed that a "wealth of rewards" is waiting for longtime MCU fans when the story of the show unfolds next year. 

Given the number of intriguing hints, it's clear that WandaVision is an MCU project unlike any other, and one-half of the show's lead stars may offer clues on how it will all play out. 

NEWS

While speaking with Collider, Vision star Paul Bettany shared more details about 2021's WandaVision. The MCU star provided an intriguing tease about the upcoming Disney+ series, hinting that "all of the bonkers stuff will be about something:"

“I think it’s going to make you think about the MCU in a whole brand new way but I do think that it’s absolutely a part of that universe. As each episode unfolds, the audience will be able to peel back layer upon layer until this rather beautiful puzzle box written by Jac Schaeffer and directed by Matt Shakman and shot by [cinematographer] Jess Hall will be revealed to everybody and it will make sense. All of the bonkers stuff will be about something.”

Moreover, Bettany also revealed that WandaVision will pay homage to every decade of TV sitcoms, listing down the 1950s all the way to the 1990s as an example: 

“It’s ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, and all of it. We end up in the MCU, in the real world.”



WHAT THIS MEANS

Bettany has been extremely vocal about his excitement towards WandaVision in the past months, and his recent remark is another example of that. Interestingly, this is the second time that Bettany used the word "bonkers" when describing WandaVision, strongly suggesting that the Disney+ series will intrigue fans in a surprising way. 

It's safe to say that WandaVision will provide a compelling explanation behind the sitcom-reality shenanigans that are happening within the confines of the show. It seems that Bettany's tease that the sitcom aspects "will be about something" may offer clues that a bigger narrative is in play, potentially hinting that the multiverse will reinvent the MCU. 

It's also nice to hear the confirmation that WandaVision will pay respect to virtually every TV sitcom era and not just limited to a specific time period. It appears that fans of TV sitcoms will be infused with their own version of Easter egg hunting to find callbacks and references placed within WandaVision's aesthetic and continuity. 

If anything, the confidence of Bettany towards the episodic formula of WandaVision and other MCU Disney+ series should dial up the hype for these projects even further. This is a good sign, and fans will get their first taste when the MCU's new narrative format on Disney+ becomes front and center when it arrives next year.