For the first time since 2009 (which was during the gap between The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man 2), 2020 was the first year not to feature anything new from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
That drought will come to an end in just a couple of months, though, as WandaVision — the first of Marvel Studios’ upcoming MCU series — is set to debut on January 15.
In a recent interview with Empire Magazine, Marvel Studios president Kevin Fegire shared further details about the series and its sitcom roots, saying that the show’s style changes over the decades, eventually becoming a The Office-style mockumentary.
“I loved TV, and watched far too much The Dick Van Dyke Show and I Love Lucy and Bewitched and everything,” Feige says of his viewing habits as a kid. And while the bits we’ve seen of WandaVision so far tease homages to old black-and-white series, it has plenty more up its sleeve. “We go up to the Modern Family and The Office style,” Feige reveals. “The talk-to-the-camera, shaky-camera, documentary style.” [via Empire Magazine]
Wanda: "Vision, ever since Thanos… being without you… it's been so hard."
Vision, who simply cannot resist: "…that's what she said." pic.twitter.com/keCUJFI9QU
— Post Cred Pod (@PostCredPod) November 23, 2020
In addition to details about the series’ sitcom influences, Feige also discussed how WandaVision will further explore the psychology and true power of Scarlet Witch:
“If you look at the Infinity Saga, I don’t think any single person has gone through more pain and trauma than Wanda Maximoff. And no character seems to be as powerful as Wanda Maximoff. And no character has a power-set that is as ill-defined and unexplored as Wanda Maximoff. So it seemed exploring that would be worthwhile post-Endgame. Who else is aware of that power? Where did it come from? Did the Mind Stone unlock it?”
WandaVision, the first Marvel Cinematic Universe series to hit Disney+, will premiere on the streamer on Friday, January 15. In the coming years, series such as The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Moon Knight, She-Hulk, Hawkeye, Loki, Ms. Marvel, and What If…? will also make their debuts on Disney+.