With only five days left before its official release, the minds behind WandaVision had the chance to talk about the upcoming show during a recent press conference that featured showrunner Jac Schaeffer, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, and most of the cast. Some of the information was already public, like the fact that they filmed the first episode in front of a live studio audience and had lunch with and consulted Dick Van Dyke. But there were some exciting new tidbits, like some special easter eggs Marvel Studios are preparing, among them fake commercials.
“Other truths of the show begin to leak out, and commercials was an early idea for that,” Feige said (via Variety). “And if this is the very first Marvel MCU thing you’re watching, it’s just a strange version of a ’50s commercial or a ’60s commercial that you’ll have to keep watching the series to understand. If you have been watching the movies, you might be able to start connecting what those things mean to the past.” Like, perhaps, Hydra.
Feige then took up the subject of how the COVID-19 outbreak forced then to reshuffle Marvel’s plans.
“Part of having a long-lead plan is having the ability and the ideas of how to shuffle, should the need arrive,” he added. “I’m not saying we were prepped for a global pandemic, we were not… The unexpected has often served Marvel Studios well. And it has served us well in this case, because this show being our first one I love how bold it is, I love how different it is.”
The forthcoming miniseries will tell what happened to a now-adult Monica Rambeau after we left her at the end of Captain Marvel. It will also introduce a new character to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Agnes, the nosey neighbor of Wanda and Vision portrayed by Kathryn Hahn.
“In all those classic sitcoms, there’s always that person that busts through the doors and sits on the couch but and you never get to know anything about them,” Hahn said about her character, who apparently doesn’t have a comic book counterpart. “In that classic way, I was able to walk into as Agnes with all those beautiful tropes set up behind me to just to just build on.”
WandaVision will debut its first couple of episodes on Disney+ on Jan. 15. In the meantime, the first reactions from the critics have been solidly positive.
What do you make out of Feige’s tease? Do you believe that Hydra will play a pivotal role in the story? Let us know in the comment section below!
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