This week saw the Los Angeles premiere of Avengers: Endgame. The red carpet featured all our favorite MCU stars, including the Scarlet Witch herself Elizabeth Olsen. While speaking with Variety, Olsen dropped several hints for the future of her character and Paul Bettany’s Vision. Watch the video below and let’s breakdown her comments.
– Elizabeth Olsen
“It’s going to be Wanda and the Vision, and I think at the Disney+ launch chat they showed a photo of us in the 1950s’ and I think that’s a good teaser. It’s gonna be really fun, I’m really excited.”
‘WandaVision’, where does that title come from? – Olsen answers by stating that there are a lot of other comic books they are pulling from. The Scarlet Witch first appeared in The X-Men #4 in March of 1964 and Vision first appeared in Avengers #57 in October of 1968. With both characters having more than 50 years of comic book stories to pull from, Marvel has a lot of source material for possible story lines. [Spoiler Alert] In the comic books Wanda and Vision were married in Giant-Sized Avengers #4.
That 1950s comment – Continuing on about the above question, Elizabeth Olsen goes on to say that at Disney+ launch chat they showed a photo of Wanda and Vision in the 1950s. This photo does not appear to be available online to confirm this. So, what does that indicate? It could have something to do with time travel which we now know is possible with Endgame. It could also point at alternate realities or universes, which are always prevalent within the comics and have been introduced by films like Doctor Strange.
My best guess is that WandaVision may be adapting Tom King’s The Vision comic book run, which followed Vision as he attempted to have a family in the suburbs. That comic book series followed Vision as he settled in a suburban neighborhood in the 1950s.
Elizabeth Olsen… Writes a Theme Song?
What would the theme song be? – She appears to hum the theme song to I Dream of Jeannie, a television series from the mid-1960s. For those that don’t know, I Dream of Jeannie was about a U.S. astronaut who finds a bottle on a deserted island with a genie named Jeannie in it. She becomes his slave and eventually falls in love with him. However, Jeannie uses her magic all the time, often without talking to her rescuer about it first causing all sorts of hijinks. This could be another indication of what the show’s direction could take.
When do you start shooting and how many episodes will there be? – Elizabeth Olsen was quick to say that her and her costar Paul Bettany would start filming this fall. Considering that Disney+ launches in November of 2019, this means we most likely won’t see WandaVision as part of the initial launch. She also said that they would be filming six hours. Depending on how they format their series, this would give either six 1-hour episodes, eight 45-minute episodes or twelve 30-minute episodes. My money would be on eight episodes.
Until we get our first look at WandaVision, we’ll have to hope that they both return on Avengers: Endgame when it premieres on April 26th.