There was a lot of buzz about Marvel's Phase Four. The Black Widow movie was set to begin Phase Four in May this year but due to the damnable pandemic, the film (along with many others) is postponed to a November release. But even that release date isn't set in stone.
But what's certain are the TV series premiering on the Disney+ platform; the first to air being WandaVision and judging by the trailer, there's a lot to take in. It has Wanda Maximoff (played by Elizabeth Olsen) and the Vision (Paul Bettany) and they appear to be living in a suburban fantasy but it is not what it appears to be.
But while the trailer might not give up much by way of a plot, we managed to tease out a few pieces of information about WandaVision.
The series is inspired by Tom King's The Vision
Comic book writer and Eisner winner, Tom King, said that his run on the Vision was an inspiration for the TV series. King's 12-issues focused on the Avengers android living with his own artificial family in the suburbs. While Wanda aka Scarlet Witch didn't factor much in the comic book storyline, she has a prominent presence in the TV series.
Vision is alive
The Vision died at the hands of Thanos back in Avengers: Infinity War so how is he still alive? One of the theories is that Wanda's reality-altering power has something to do with his living status but is there dire repercussions in bringing someone back from the dead and constructing a fictional world to live out the rest of your days? Does this impact the TV series tie-in with the Doctor Strange sequel?
Old faces, new faces
Jimmy Woo (Randall Park) returns. The FBI agent was last seen in Ant-Man and the Wasp. In the comic books, Jimmy is a spy on the level of James Bond. Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) returns as well, whose last appearance was in Thor: the Dark World.
Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) does appear briefly in the trailer. If the surname sounds familiar, it's because she's actually the daughter of Maria Rambeau, Carol Danvers' (aka Captain Marvel) pilot buddy. In the Captain Marvel film, we saw the younger version of Monica but it looks like she's all grown up and also in a superhero outfit, which means that, if we're following the comic book, Maria has the superpower of transforming herself into any form of energy within the electromagnetic spectrum.
There are speculations about Kathryn Hahn's role in WandaVision. While her character's name is Agnes, some are betting that Hahn is playing Agatha Harkness, a powerful witch who mentors Wanda Maximoff in the comic book.
If this is true, it would make sense as viewers will be introduced to the comic book name, 'Scarlet Witch'.
WandaVision will launch in Deccember on the Disney+ platform.