The Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to make its epic comeback into mainstream pop culture with WandaVision on Disney+ kicking off Marvel Studios' Phase 4 slate. Ever since the show's first trailer debuted at the 2020 Emmys, the new series has been discussed and hyped up more than almost any other project in Marvel's plans due to its unique form of storytelling and the potentially monumental foundation it will lay for the rest of Phase 4 with the MCU multiverse.
While it's clear that the series will center around Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany's Vision in a crazy alternate reality created from Wanda's powers, some surprising cast additions are raising poignant questions about the real world-based episodes of this series. These include unexpected MCU returns for stars like Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis and Randall Park as FBI Agent Jimmy Woo, both of whom will play important roles in this intriguing new story.
A recent profile on the show gave some new quotes that reveal more about Dennings' and Woo's roles in WandaVision, which should be quite entertaining for MCU fans...
In a new excerpt from the recent Entertainment Weekly cover story on WandaVision, head writer Jac Schaeffer gave a small tease as to how fans should expect to see both Kat Dennings and Jimmy Woo integrate into the plot of the debut MCU series on Disney+.
Even though Schaeffer didn't reveal much, one of the sidebar sections of the EW article gave this quote on how Darcy Lewis and Jimmy Woo will add to the exciting dynamic in WandaVision:
Park’s FBI agent first popped up in 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp as Scott Lang’s parole officer. Schaeffer is tight-lipped about how Jimmy and Darcy fit into WandaVision, but she adds that the actors’ previous TV experience (Park on Fresh Off the Boat, Dennings on 2 Broke Girls) makes for a delightfully meta twist.
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
Reports have discussed all summer that the first few episodes of WandaVision will serve as a sort of tribute to multiple eras of network TV sitcoms like I Love Lucy, The Brady Bunch, Roseanne, and Modern Family. Considering the quotes about Park and Lewis in this new article, it seems to make much more sense as to why both actors will play such important roles alongside Wanda Maximoff and Vision, even if details about the plot are still under wraps.
Park and Dennings are two of televisions most memorable sitcom actors with their respective roles in Fresh Off the Boat and 2 Broke Girls, and there are still so many details in both of their stories in the MCU that are still unknown after Dennings' appearances in the first two Thor films and Park's role in Ant-Man and the Wasp.
As the grandiose movie-making style of Marvel Studios takes a dip into the world of network television, the meta twist described in the article should be something fans keep a close eye on as the plot of this series unfolds. It's unknown how many episodes both actors will appear in, although reports have said that the first portion of the series will unfold in half-hour sitcom-style episodes with a live studio audience and end in a fashion similar to the big screen MCU movies.
Jimmy Woo and Darcy Lewis will make their MCU comebacks in WandaVision, which is supposedly premiering on Disney+ before the end of 2020.