At the Marvel Studios panel at the D23 Expo, we were treated to a series of new developments on the big and small screens. The latter, namely Disney+, was shown extra love this time around, with a trio of new Marvel Studios TV shows joining the MCU in the near future.
While many of us will no doubt be excited about the prospect of Moon Knight and She-Hulk coming to the MCU, the very first poster for the upcoming WandaVision (courtesy of Marvel Studios concept artist Andy Park) has also turned quite a few heads.
We already know that WandaVision will be a period piece, set in the simpler times of the 1950s, and will directly tie in with the upcoming movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
The new poster hearkens back to the golden age of the American sitcom, aping the likes of classics such as I Love Lucy, Leave It To Beaver, and Father Knows Best. However, if you squint your eyes a little more, you’d notice two ominous shadows looming in the top-left corner, suggesting that things may not be exactly as idyllic as your typical 1950s sitcom.
No doubt these are the shadows of Vision (Paul Bettany) and, more importantly, Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) Scarlet Witch, in her classic getup from the comics.
While we’ve gotten a good view of her awesome powers across the last few Marvel Studios movies, this shadow will no doubt be key to the development of the story and how it leads into the horror-infused Multiverse of Madness.
So while there’ll be a lighthearted aspect to the show, definitely expect some eye-opening stuff to appear in WandaVision when it eventually launches in 2021.
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