It’s about time the MCU introduces fans to its darkest corners of witchcraft and supernatural. The new WandaVision trailer flows in this direction, but also reminds a little of Christopher Nolan’s 2010 masterpiece Inception.
Marvel fans rejoiced while watching the Primetime Emmy Awards 2020 when the studio dropped WandaVision’s first trailer during the event. Disney’s investors call is just around the corner and Marvel Studios has finally given us some new content. The past week has been very busy at the studio as more and more official updates are pouring in. A couple of days back, a Disney+ trailer promised WandaVision to hit the screens in 2020 and the trailer followed. Disney usually does that – release important trailers during events like Emmy Awards or NBA.
Furthermore, it looks like Black Widow is taking steps towards a November 6 theatrical release. Whereas the much-anticipated The Falcon and The Winter Soldier series will be pushed to 2021. Marvel also announced multiple new onboardings in the past week, ranging from actor Jonathan Majors to securing a diverse roster of directors for Ms Marvel series.
WandaVision Trailer Details
Hands down WandaVision’s trailer is easily the most interesting trailer in the entire MCU history. It opens to the tunes of The Platters’ Twilight Time (1958). The lyrics ‘I count the moments darling till you’re here with me, together at last at twilight time’ sounds very ominous for the characters involved! Moving on, the trailer exploits the American sitcom theme taking the leap of the decade. The trailer shot opens in black and white TV aspect ratio and widens as we shift realities with Wanda and Vision. The details that went into making the show are well flaunted with change in costumes and transition from vintage black and white to colored reality.
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Pop Culture References
There are tons of pop culture references ranging from American sitcoms like Houseful and Sabrina The Teenage Witch, to comic books and Avengers. Keen eyes can find a lot in each frame. The trailer begins in a 1950s setting with Wanda and Vision driving into a town. The back of the car says ‘just married’ which is a reference Wanda Vision comic book mini-series.
‘It’s our new life. I want us to fit in,’ Wanda tells Vision. So it’s clear that’s the show is taking the comic mini-series route where Wanda brings Vision to life in an alternate reality. Its further emphasized by Katherine Hann who looks like the nosey neighbor every American sitcom has but is also the antagonist of the show, Agatha Harkness. Furthermore, actor Debra Jo Rupp shows up on screen and inquires about their marriage and kids which shows the cracks in their reality. Wanda and Vision are basically perplexed and can’t seem to remember where they came from or when they got married. The WandaVision trailer takes this leaf directly out of Christopher Nolan’s Inception playbook – dealing with alternate realities and dreams.
And with that glitch, Wanda transitions from 60’s to 80’s with more color and clarity. We see their kids – Wiccan and Speed – a bunch of classic costumes in a montage that looks like Halloween. More interestingly, we also see a grown up Monica Rambeau who, in this show’s context, is a S.W.O.R.D agent. The trailer leaves no doubt about the odd couple’s multiple realities on screen.
The new WandaVision trailer looks really exciting and we can’t wait to finally explore Wanda as a witch!