Sure, sure, we’re all interested in just what weirdness WandaVision’s first two episodes is cooking up for our titular sorceress and synthezoid. But also? We’re interested in cooking of a more literal sense.
Marvel’s dropped a brief new featurette going behind the scenes on the making of WandaVision, and while the primary focus of the short clip is on the process of making the black-and-white sitcom pastiches in the first and second episodes of the show, there are some teasing hints as to the wider weirdness we’re given hints of as to what’s going on outside of Westview.
The first of WandaVision’s many secrets is one that the new Disney+ series actually reveals to you in the premiere episode’s first moments. You watch as Wanda Maximoff (aka Scarlet Witch) and her longtime beau, Vision, beeline straight from the altar to their new suburban home in the city of...Read more
Mostly, it’s in getting hints of the mysterious organisation Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau is seemingly working with and some tiny glimpses of Monica attempting to breach “WandaVision.” Plus more of that mysterious beekeeper the duo saw skulking out of Westview’s sewers in episode two.
That’s all good and fair, but also: can we just take a second to appreciate seeing Wanda’s gorgeous 1950s kitchen in all its powder blue and wood-accented glory? With its debut episodes almost entirely in black-and-white, it almost comes as a shock to see shots in here from filming where everything is, obviously not. It further highlights all of the cutesy details that went into nailing that aesthetic, even knowing some of it would be lost in the series’ grayscale colour palette. Also? Bonus points for the live studio audience providing the laugh track being dressed in what looks like period-appropriate costume. Entirely unnecessary? Totally. Delightful? Absolutely.
WandaVision’s first two episodes are streaming now.
WandaVision’s first three episodes barely have the time to bother paying attention to Marvel’s larger “Cinematic Universe.” However, the Scarlet Witch’s promise to Thanos at the end of Avengers: Endgame is whispering throughout the new Disney+ series — even if Wanda might not be able to remember what she said.Read more