Even if you aren’t someone who obsessively follows all of the news surrounding the Marvel Cinematic Universe, all it takes is one look at the trailers for “WandaVision” to know this TV series is a big departure for Marvel Studios. Ditching the big screen and debuting on Disney+, “WandaVision” not only launches the studio’s first foray into streaming, but it also marks the MCU’s jump to TV. And it does so by embracing all of the things people know and love about classic sitcoms, including the music.
As revealed by Disney, “WandaVision” isn’t just going to emulate classic TV sitcoms in its look and structure, but it’s also going to do so audibly with the inclusion of “several new theme songs” that will accompany episodes of the show. We already knew that the episodes of the show are going to take a trip through classic TV tropes, starting in the ‘50s and ending in the 2000s, but apparently, the theme songs, composed by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, will do the same.
“I grew up in the ’80s watching shows from every decade on the networks all day long,” said Anderson-Lopez. “Episodes from ‘I Love Lucy,’ ‘Brady Bunch’ and ‘Family Ties’ shaped who I am and how I move through the world. So this project was a dream come true.”
Lopez added, “‘WandaVision’ is such a cool, strange, one-of-a-kind project. When the director, Matt Shakman—an old friend from my college days—pitched it to us, we didn’t have to think about it. We loved the bright feeling of American sitcoms mixed with the deep sense of unease the story had, and it was a really inviting challenge to help set that tone.”
The cast of “WandaVision” includes Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff, Paul Bettany as Vision, Kathryn Hahn as Agnes, Kat Dennings as Darcy, and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau (who is going to also show up in the upcoming “Captain Marvel 2”).
“WandaVision” is the first new Marvel Studios project to arrive since 2019’s one-two punch of “Avengers: Endgame” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” According to the studio, it’s nine-episodes long and will likely lead directly into “The Falcon & the Winter Soldier” in March. The first episode airs on Disney+ on January 15. You can watch the new TV spot below:
Here’s the synopsis:
Marvel Studios’ “WandaVision” is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.