The highly anticipated Disney+ exclusive WandaVision dropped an official trailer today unveiling a new original song and some plot details.
Back in April of 2018, it was announced that Marvel would start its Phase Four projects beginning with WandaVision. Phase Four is a concept in which Marvel supporting heroes would get their own shows as a part of the “cinematic universe.” Disney+ would be the aggregate in which a number of these shows would premiere.
In WandaVision, superheroes Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) are seemingly living their best lives together in the suburbs of a colorless Marvel Universe. Newlyweds, they have a white picket fence in a peaceful neighborhood and a new TV with a 14″ screen. The couple appears to be trapped in their own classic sitcom as exhibited in the trailer. Consummates of Wanda’s backstory probably know her capabilities and therefore her situation.
This meta concept also includes a very 50’s sitcom theme song written by Oscar®-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
“WandaVision is such a cool, strange, one-of-a-kind project,” says Robert Lopez. “When the director, Matt Shakman—an old friend from my college days—pitched it to us, we didn’t have to think about it. We loved the bright feeling of American sitcoms mixed with the deep sense of unease the story had, and it was a really inviting challenge to help set that tone.”
The teaser also shows that our heroes are not only living in a post-war television world but can travel through decades of situation comedies. As a fan of historic comfort television, Anderson-Lopez says she jumped at the chance to create music for the show.
“I grew up in the ’80s watching shows from every decade on the networks all day long. Episodes from ‘I Love Lucy,’ ‘Brady Bunch’ and ‘Family Ties’ shaped who I am and how I move through the world,” she says. “So this project was a dream come true.”
Disney+ has been killing it lately not only with their sophomore year exclusives like The Mandalorian but got fans super-hyped over upcoming unique content in a recent investor junket. As long as Disney+ can keep making great shows for the Star Wars universe, they should be able to handle the Marvel one. But fans of both will have to wait and see.
WandaVision, a Nine-Episode Series Kicks Off on Disney+ Jan. 15, 2021