WandaVision Includes Secret Actor:
Marvel Phase 4 is kicking in with the Disney+ WandaVision series, landing on the streaming platform on January 15, 2021. After Avengers: Infinity War, this is the first that we’ll see of Vision ever since he was killed by Thanos. Well, first he was killed by Wanda herself in order to protect the stone from Thanos, but Thanos then reversed time and killed Vision to procure the stone for himself, then completing all the empty spaces in his Infinity Gauntlet. He then proceeded to wipe out half of the life in all of the universe to restore balance. WandaVision will focus heavily on alternate time reality, and Wanda Maximoff, a.k.a., Scarlet Witch, played by Elizabeth Olson will finally get the spotlight she deserves and the MCU fans will not see her power.
For many fans, the biggest question that comes with Scarlet Witch getting a new suit is if the character’s headpiece from the comics will be incorporated. The same poster shows another scene with Wanda wearing the large headpiece as part of her Halloween costume. If this comes into play where we will see Wanda dress more like her appearance in the comics, it is going to be a proper treat. Fans always complain about not incorporating the actual looks from the comics, so this might be the time where we see the comics coming into better play.
It has been revealed that the WandaVision cast will apparently include an actor who viewers won’t be able to see coming, according to one of the show’s stars. The MCU show is now just a mere few days away from premiering on Disney+, but casting news continues to abound. The buzz for the series is building and it should come as no surprise that the MCU has some more tricks up its sleeve that hasn’t been leaked yet. Outside of Vision (Paul Bettany) and Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), much of the show’s cast has already been revealed. Kathryn Hahn will be playing Agnes, the nosy neighbor Teyonah Parris is playing a grown-up Monica Rambeau, and Kat Dennings and Randall Park are reprising their roles as Darcy Lewis and FBI Agent Jimmy Woo, respectively. At least in terms of the main cast, that doesn’t give a lot of breathing room for a significant surprise actor to join the ensemble.
But Bettany is ready to light the fire behind surprise casting news. While speaking to Black Girl Nerds, Bettany revealed that there is an actor who hasn’t been revealed yet in the cast of the show. Bettany didn’t reveal who it was, but said, “I get to work with an actor that’s going to be a surprise for everybody…I’ve been wanting to work with [this person] forever who is just unbelievable and we have some real fireworks together.” He also mentioned that he’s been wanting to work with the mystery actor for some time. With no clear indication of who the actor is that Bettany is referring to, it’s hard to surmise what role they are playing either.
They aren’t likely to have a major role, but with the episodes taking on homages to sitcoms of the past, it feels like the most likely role the mystery actor will be playing will be in the world of one of those sitcoms. The show could also be trying to sneak in another MCU character, although Bettany suggesting he hasn’t worked with the actor before rules out most of the universe.
Olsen described the original meeting she had with Feige about the idea to do WandaVision as a Disney+ show, and she revealed some important information. According to the actress, the show will explore where Scarlet Witch originally came from. She said,
“Kevin told me he wanted to merge two different comic series as inspiration. He explained the series would show how Wanda is originally from an Eastern European country and grew up on American black-market products like television.”
Even so, fans would only have to wait till January 15, 2021, to see what the actual plot is because the studio is keeping everything up to their sleeves. And if compare the new trailer with the previously released one, then it is clear that not much of the footage has been released, and it is in fact true that much of the footage is still kept under the sheets. Thankfully, there are only two weeks left until WandaVision premieres on Disney+ so fans don’t have to wait too much longer to find out exactly what Marvel Studios’ very first show has in store.
Both the Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany’s Vision are the center of attention in the new Marvel Disney+ show lineup. Recently we received a trailer for WandaVision. In an interview, Bettany cited Hugh Laurie as an inspiration for his performance and it would be great to have the House veteran join the show.
So let’s sit tight and wait for the first episode of WandaVision.