Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprise their roles as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and Imaginative and prescient, respectively, in Marvel’s spinoff collection WandaVision.

When you have been watching the digital 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards final evening, you little doubt caught the debut of a brand new trailer for WandaVision, the primary standalone collection to be launched in Part 4 of the MCU. The studio supplied a sneak peek final yr throughout D23 Expo 2019, Disney’s annual fan extravaganza. Missing any precise footage, that teaser was simply snippets of The Dick van Dyke Present interspersed with snippets of the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Imaginative and prescient (Paul Bettany) from the varied MCU movies. On the time, I used to be skeptical of the idea, however this new trailer is kind of promising and provides me hope that Marvel can pull it off.

WandaVision is supposed to be a type of sitcom/epic superhero mashup, with Kat Dennings reprising her function as Darcy from the Thor movies, alongside Randall Park reprising his Ant Man and the Wasp function as FBI agent Jimmy Woo. Kathryn Hahn (Crossing Jordan) will play a “nosy neighbor,” and Teyonah Parris (Mad Males) performs a grown-up Monica Rambeau, daughter of Carol Danvers’ BFF Maria Rambeau, launched in Captain Marvel. Inside the MCU timeline, it takes place after the occasions of Avengers: Endgame, and its occasions will straight tie in to Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity, presently slated for a 2022 launch. 

Per the official description: “WandaVision will observe the story of Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany’s superhero characters, the Scarlet Witch and Imaginative and prescient. The collection is a mix of basic tv and the Marvel Cinematic Universe by which Wanda Maximoff and Imaginative and prescient—two super-powered beings dwelling idealized suburban lives—start to suspect that every part is just not because it appears.”

Throughout final fall’s New York Comedian-Con, Tom King talked about that the present would draw on the 2016 comedian e book restricted collection by King and Gabriel H. Walta, The Imaginative and prescient. In that storyline, Imaginative and prescient “creates” a spouse and two kids and settles right into a seemingly idyllic suburban life in Washington, DC—however issues quickly take a darker flip. (There’s additionally a comics storyline by which Wanda creates a world the place everybody will get their coronary heart’s want, so reality-warping is definitely inside her canonical powers.) The studio additionally launched a couple of set pictures earlier this yr that confirmed rumors that WandaVision would characteristic the live-action debut of S.W.O.R.D. (the Sentient World Statement and Response Division), a subdivision of S.H.I.E.L.D. charged with dealing with alien threats to Earth.

The trailer opens within the type of a healthful Fifties household sitcom as “Twilight Time” by The Platters performs within the background. (Aspect notice: I’ll perpetually be creeped out by this tune after it was used within the 1998 The X-Information episode “Kill Change,” co-written by none aside from William Gibson.) “That is our residence now. I need us to slot in,” Wanda tells Imaginative and prescient, and voila! He all of a sudden has a extra human look, simply in dinner time with the neighbors. However they discover they can not reply even the best private questions: after they moved in, the place they moved from, and naturally, why they have no kids (it is the Fifties).

That is the cue to shift into completely different eras of basic tv in succession, together with a quick glimpse of Monica Rambeau. It appears to be like like showrunner Jac Schaeffer and the writing staff are having lots of enjoyable with the idea, and that lighthearted power dominates the trailer. “We’re an uncommon couple, you realize,” Wanda says as we briefly shift again to the Fifties on the finish. “Oh, I do not suppose that was ever in query,” Imaginative and prescient replies. And it appears to be like like this shall be a most uncommon collection.

There is not any official launch date but, however WandaVision is anticipated to debut on Disney+ in December 2020. (The unique plan was for a spring 2021 launch, so we’re getting it a bit sooner than anticipated.)

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