As the debut of WandaVision approaches, anticipation for the first MCU Disney+ series is at an all-time high. And although not all the episodes will be released at once, the series will kick-off with a dual-episode premiere on January 15, giving fans twice the treat as they come off of an eighteen-month MCU drought.
One of the biggest MCU components that audiences have missed is the top tier special effects that Marvel Studios has become known for. The Phase 4 kickoff in WandaVision promises that the MCU will get right back on track in that manner, with star Paul Bettany claiming that WandaVision will have more SFX shots than the monumental Avengers: Endgame.
Curiously, hardly any of the promotional footage for WandaVision has shown much of a variety of SFX work or showcased many action sequences. But the Vision actor himself has promised that the show has plenty to offer in that arena, including some "big battles" in WandaVision that are well worth the wait.
WandaVision's Paul Bettany recently spoke with ComicBook.com and teased which episode of the Disney+ series he thinks will excite fans the most. Bettany claimed that the episodes "somewhere in the region of seven, eight, and nine" counts will pack the biggest punch and will come quite a long way from the "1950s black-and-white American suburbia" where the show starts off.
"Somewhere in the region of seven, eight, and nine is really, you start, because think about it, right, right now what's happened is you, rather like Wanda and Vision, have found yourself dropped into a sort of idyllic 1950s black-and-white American suburbia."
The Vision actor claimed that the experience will be very similar to that of "Wanda and Vision" as they begin "hurdling through the decades of the American century," which will cause fans to notice that "something wrong is happening in this town."
And, you know, week by week, you're gonna start hurdling through the decades of the American century and, well, much like Vision, you're probably gonna go, 'Something's not right in this town, something wrong is happening in this town.'
Bettany then went on to add that the real action of the show may be in the later episodes for WandaVision, but it can only be fully appreciated after viewers "get full awareness of what the hell is going on" in Westview. Nevertheless, Bettany finished by saying that WandaVision "needs some big battles," and that fans are "gonna get 'em."
I think that's gonna be really fun for the audience but I think that when you get full awareness of what the hell is going on in this place is probably somewhere in the region of seven and eight and then you need some big battles and you're gonna get 'em."
WHAT THIS MEANS
It's no surprise that WandaVision will offer a couple big fight scenes, as it is an MCU project after all. But it is nice to get some confirmation from Wanda's Westview counterpart, as fans still aren't exactly sure what to expect from the mystical mayhem that the odd couple will find themselves in.
The series is also promising a very "natural progression" into the highly anticipated Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness that's releasing next spring, so some of WandaVision's biggest moments will simply have to meet the resplendence of the next big Doctor Strange flick.
And as mentioned before, WandaVision will contain more special effects work than the biggest film of all time in Avengers: Endgame, which easily drives up the excitement for the Disney+ series.
It's even more thrilling to hear from Bettany himself that WandaVision's storytelling will create a greater appreciation for the elements in the show that are more visually pleasing, as he promises audiences that they are in for quite the spectacle when WandaVision debuts on Disney+ this Friday, January 15.