WandaVision Director Reveals Some of MCU's Biggest Set Pieces Are In Marvel Show

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Scarlet Witch, Vision, Wanda Maximoff and Vision together

WandaVision is gearing up for its Disney+ release on January 15, 2021, with plenty of new footage and details being released to tide fans over in the meantime.

While Marvel Studios has continued to be rather selective with what it presents in its trailers, that has not stopped the production studio from sharing TV spot after TV spot. A new clip was even released prior to the series' premiere, demonstrating some of the humor that can be expected from the show.

WandaVision 's sitcom-inspired theme song was also revealed , being created by Frozen songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. This was not the only music to be released to promote the show, with a twisted version of the Avengers theme also accompanying one of the many teasers.

Despite its expected lower budget than a typical Marvel film, many of these trailers have indicated that WandaVision will maintain sequences of epic scale, which the show's director has now commented on...


Via GamesRadar , WandaVision director Matt Shakman spoke to Total Film about the massive scope of the Disney+ series. Shakman contrasted the show with Law and Order , indicating that the series will not be paint-by-numbers by any means.

“Law and Order this is not...This was not six months of shooting people walking down the same hallway.

Shakman also stated that while WandaVision is different from what has come before in the MCU, it will still very much keep, and even exceed, its Marvel roots by featuring some of "the biggest set pieces [the studio's] ever done."

"Kevin [Feige] was really clear from the beginning that this show would be very different but it would also be as Marvel as anything else they’d ever made – including some of the biggest set pieces they’ve ever done.”


Even though WandaVision will operate on a (Disney+) television budget, it seems that Marvel Studios is not letting them hold its action and special effects back. The Mandalorian already proved what a Disney-backed television series can achieve visually, so fans should expect the same level of ambition in regard to action set pieces and visual effects.

With WandaVision boasting set pieces that will seemingly rival the likes of Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame , it remains to be seen what large-scale sequences it could feature. Perhaps the series will feature a massive set-piece differently, such as a mind-bending trip through warped realities, similar to Doctor Strange' s "Open your eye" scene or Spider-Man: Far From Home 's Mysterio sequence. Wanda was also shown interacting with the Mind Stone in previous trailers, which could be the kick-start to an exhilarating thrill ride.

Whatever Marvel Studios has planned, audiences can expect to be blown away by the massive scope that WandaVision will bring to the small screen.

WandaVision arrives on Disney+ on January 15, 2021.

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Tom Drew is the Executive Editor at The Direct. Tom writes for The Direct's Marvel, Star Wars, and DC branches while specializing in all things movies, from blockbuster to indie darlings.