Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany are the ultimate power couple in new WandaVision photos
Get a sneak peek at WandaVision's sitcom style.
Welcome to the neighborhood. Marvel will soon launch its first Disney+ TV series, centering on Elizabeth Olsen's Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany's Vision, living in a strange, sitcom-inspired world of domestic bliss. As part of EW's recent cover story on the series, we have an exclusive look at WandaVision's decade-spanning style, from black-and-white '50s suburbia up through the colorful '80s. Grab your remote and click through for a full look at WandaVision.
WandaVision takes inspiration from classic sitcoms of the past, and to portray Wanda's telekinetic powers, the crew used wires and old camera tricks, similar to those used on shows like Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie.
“The show is a love letter to the golden age of television,” explains WandaVision head writer Jac Schaeffer. “We’re paying tribute and honoring all of these incredible shows and people who came before us, [but] we’re also trying to blaze new territory.”
Marvel is tight-lipped about exact plot details, but we do know that the show takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame — even though Vision seemingly died in 2019's Infinity War. In WandaVision, however, everyone's favorite purple-hued android is alive and well — and the Maximoff-Vision household may soon be expanding.
Every sitcom needs a nosy neighbor, and Kathryn Hahn's Agnes fills that role for Wanda and Vision. “I’ve always loved that gasp of human magic that they have,” Hahn says of the Marvel Universe. “It’s not like I had never done anything like this, but especially since becoming a mom, I have always been interested in those jolts of adrenaline and humanity.”
“They’ve had a long and gentle love affair, right?” Bettany says of Wanda and Vision's romance. “It’s a pretty quirky relationship. She’s a witch, he’s a robot. Or artificial person, or synthezoid, or whatever your preferred name tag.”
The show begins in black and white, taking inspiration from '50s and '60s-era sitcoms like I Love Lucy and The Dick Van Dyke Show, but it also draws from the genre's heyday in the '80s and '90s (as evidenced here by Hahn's decidedly '80s leg warmers).
Also new to the MCU is Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau. Fans already met Monica as a young girl in the '90s-set Captain Marvel, and although Marvel is tight-lipped about how the adult Monica fits into WandaVision, the character has a long, heroic history in the comics.