A sitcom format in an odd place with ‘WandaVision’ opening on Disney+ Friday, January 15. The first two episodes of the new series within the Marvel Universe tells a story about efforts to save humanity, but underscores one woman’s struggle inside of that.
If you can imagine a 1950’s black and white sitcom comeback meets Avengers in a slowed down, real life version; then you’ll enjoy this spin on creative entertainment. A superhero named Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olson) and a robot named Vision (Paul Bettany) are a married couple who live in a middle class neighborhood and try to fit into a world meant for average humans.
The cinematography of this project has all the feels of the mid 1960’s fantasy series ‘bewitched’ with a new spin, of sorta like pleasantville, but with more of a plot and a layered backstory. A superhuman couple trapped in a television world of a commercialized show that acts as a world they’re new to as well. “However, something is wrong here, and as the series progresses, strange and sinister clues begin to leak into their perfect world hinting at a grim reality that neither Wanda nor Vision are ready to face,” according to Tom Reimann.
CinemaBlend’s Sean O’Connell previews ‘WandaVision’ on WBT’s Bo Thompson Morning Show below.