Marvel’s 4th Phase kicked off today with WandaVision, a web series that started airing on Disney + Hotstar starting today. The first 2 episodes of the series released today but they left viewers with a weird feeling. Those who were desperately waiting for the series didn’t expect Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) to land in the world of classic sitcoms. And that’s what happened!
The first episodes of the series take place in the 1950s and 1960s and draw inspiration from sitcoms like The Dick Van Dyke Show, Bewitched, and I Dream of Jeannie. Director Matt Shakman opened up about the same thing in a recent interview and shared some interesting details.
In a conversation with Variety, Matt said, “Because they both talk about people with magical abilities, who try to hide them from their suburban neighbors and also try to fit in and be normal, even though This is not the case. And that’s also the subject of our show. “
Matt Shakman was also asked about the show’s appearance in Pleasantville and why it was made in a 9-episode format. Speaking of the same, he says, WandaVision is definitely a puzzle box. It’s a long mystery. And so that’s part of the tendency to lean – and just like Wanda and Vision, we ask ourselves, “Where are we and how did we get here? The public is also wondering this. And those answers come as you watch all nine episodes, I promise.
Matt also added that it was a chance to innovate for them: “For us it was a chance to innovate and explore a part of the world that Marvel had not yet done. One of the things I love about Marvel Studios is its risk taking. Kevin (Feige) and his team are always on the lookout for what they haven’t done. And it’s that sense of adventure and daring that I think has brought us things like Guardians of the Galaxy – when you never would have expected something like this after Iron Man or Captain. America. They play with genre, tone, style – (as in) Thor: Ragnarok – in some amazing projects. We jumped into those different decades of television and tried to recreate them in an authentic way; that’s the reality of this episode and we wanted to make sure it was as authentic as possible. ” he said.
Well, we are looking forward to the next episodes of WandaVision as it is harder to wait now. What are you saying?
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