Despite the fact that we’re just days into 2021, this year is already lookin’ better than the last — the vaccine is rolling out, the New York Jets finally fired Adam Gase, and the return of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is just days away as WandaVision is set to premiere in less than two weeks.
Not originally intended to be the first MCU series on Disney+ (that distinction was supposed to go to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), WandaVision is taking up the mantle all the same, and according to director Matt Shakman, it’s actually the perfect series to do so as it “beats with a love and an appreciation for the history of television.”
“Kevin Feige is incredible. He’s been just the best sort of champion for this project, and also the best source of wisdom and guidance,” Shakman told VFX Magazine. “The show beats with a love and an appreciation for the history of television, so it makes sense to be the first one out the gate, even though it wasn’t planned to be that way.” [via SFX Magazine]
In that same interview, Shakman also discussed his feelings about making WandaVision, describing it as “terrifying, surreal, wonderful” and will be one of “the biggest blockbusters to come to television.”
“It’s an honor, and it’s terrifying. And it is surreal, like everything else [right now]. The fact that we are the first Marvel MCU property to come out since Endgame, I never could have fathomed that when we first started working on this project.
“But it is a wonderful way to start Marvel’s work in the streaming world. A show that is a giant love letter to the history of television is a perfect way for the maker of the biggest blockbusters to come to television.”
WandaVision — the first project in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home — will be the first MCU series on Disney+ when it debuts on Friday, January 15.
We’ll be recapping and reviewing every episode of WandaVision on the Post-Credit Podcast, so make sure to subscribe and catch up on all of our old episodes before the 15th.