Why Marvel’s WandaVision is being compared to The Office by Kevin Feige

Elizabeth Olsen is Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany is Vision in Marvel Studios’ WANDAVISION, exclusively on Disney+.
Elizabeth Olsen is Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany is Vision in Marvel Studios’ WANDAVISION, exclusively on Disney+. /

Welcome, one and all! We’re here to talk about the upcoming series WandaVision, which is set to arrive on Disney+ early next year.

The show will see Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprising their roles as Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff and Vision, respectively. Other featured actors include Kat Dennings, Kathryn Hahn, Randall Park, and Teyonah Parris.

Despite the events of Avengers: Infinity War, the series will show Wanda and Vision living a life that seems straight from a TV sitcom. The style of WandaVision pulls inspiration from different eras of television, including more modern shows like The Office.

According to IGN, the six-episode series will pay homage to mockumentary-style sitcoms, as well as older shows from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s.

Here is what the President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige told Empire about the style of WandaVision:

"I loved TV and watched far too much The Dick Van Dyke Show and I Love Lucy and Bewitched and everything. We go up to the Modern Family and The Office style. The talk-to-the-camera, shaky-camera, documentary style."

Feige continued to elaborate on why he’s so excited about the show:

"If you look at the Infinity Saga, I don’t think any single person has gone through more pain and trauma than Wanda Maximoff. And no character seems to be as powerful as Wanda Maximoff. And no character has a power-set that is as ill-defined and unexplored as Wanda Maximoff. So it seemed exploring that would be worthwhile post-Endgame. Who else is aware of that power? Where did it come from? Did the Mind Stone unlock it?"

I couldn’t agree more! Wanda Maximoff is definitely one of the coolest characters in the MCU and her powers haven’t really been explored. Her powers are also incredibly unique and I would love to learn more about their scope and origin.

When does WandaVision premiere?

As told by Variety, the series is set to premiere on Disney+ on January 15, 2021. It was initially set to arrive on the streaming platform in December.

WandaVision was supposed to be the second Marvel series on Disney+ after the premiere of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. However, production of the Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan led-series was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

You can check out the trailer for the exciting new show below.

And make sure to binge The Office one more time, as it’s leaving Netflix on December 31, 2020.

Next. What’s new on Netflix and what’s leaving Netflix in December 2020. dark