The Marvel Cinematic Universe is coming to the end of an 18-month gap between project releases, the longest wait between MCU projects in over a decade. Marvel Studios is finally set to begin its Phase 4 in just over a week with the premiere of the franchise’s first Disney+ series, WandaVision.
Over the past few weeks, Disney and Marvel have kicked the promotional tour into high gear with more than a handful of new TV spots and interviews with the cast and crew. Ads are also coming in physical form with the continuing Sunset Boulevard tradition in Los Angeles, where a poster for the biggest upcoming release is plastered on the side of one of the Sunset Strip’s most prominent buildings.
This promotional run is coming to a fever pitch thanks to one of WandaVision’s main faces, Elizabeth Olsen, making a late night talk show appearance and bringing a clip from the show with her!
In a new interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, MCU star Elizabeth Olsen debuted the very first clip from her upcoming appearance in Marvel Studios’ WandaVision on Disney+.
The full scene can be watched below:
Elizabeth Olsen believed that Wanda Maximoff "has a tremendous amount of guilt” as she secluded herself from the world after the finale of 'WandaVision.'
Kevin Feige explained that they had to cut Doctor Strange from the WandaVision finale because "it would have taken away from Wanda," revealing that they "didn't want the end of the show to be commoditized to go to the next movie."
Kevin Feige confirmed that a deal was finalized between Benedict Cumberbatch and Marvel to appear in the final episode of 'WandaVision.'
WHAT THIS MEANS
As is to be expected from first MCU scenes, this clip reveals very little concerning the overall plot of the show. It does, however, tease that Wanda and Vision will be completely infused into the 1960s as they embrace the black & white era of early sitcoms.
The scene features Wanda waking up out of a deep sleep to an unidentifiable loud noise. Whether this is a thunderstorm or something Wanda accidentally creates herself is a mystery, but she proceeds to use her spectacular powers quite handily to get some light on.
The couple's conversation proceeds to bring the first studio-audience laugh, confirming multiple reports that noted this aspect of the show's early run. The next of these laughs comes from Wanda hilariously asking "Are you using your night vision, Vision?" before the sound from the start of the clip scares the android back into bed and straight under the covers. The clip closes with Wanda giving Vision the classic look of a wife just astonished at a husband's ridiculousness.
The comedic timing for Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany appears to be as on-point as ever, and it will be exciting to see just how far the team behind this show delves into each individual decade to which the show pays tribute.
WandaVision will begin streaming on Disney+ on January 15, and the hope is that another clip or two from the series will arrive in the few days prior to its premiere.