We know that WandaVision will feature Wanda Maximoff and Vision, played again by Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, along with a strong supporting cast that includes Kathryn Hahn and Randall Park. We know that it will tell the story of Maximoff’s transformation into the Scarlet Witch. We know it will be on Disney+ this year.
What we don’t know is what the show will be like. Marvel films aren’t all the same; they run the gamut from more humorous affairs like Guardians of the Galaxy to quasi-apocalyptic epics like Endgame. Which direction will WandaVision go in?
In a conversation with Kevin Smith at the Sundance Film Festival, Bettany gave us a hint of that answer and promised that we won’t have to take his word for it much longer.
Bettany said that the show is “beautifully written” and that he appreciated how Marvel head Kevin Feige has taken “such a risk with this show and the concept of this show.”
“It is fucking bonkers,” he continued. “It’s so out there and nuts, the choices that they are making and fans will not have to wait that much longer.”
Smith took that last bit as a reference to how the show’s release date was moved from 2021 to this year.
Bettany agreed, but he added that fans will “get much more of an insight (looking at watch) very, very soon, about what it might look and feel like.”
That sure sounds like a trailer of some sort is imminent, and we can’t way to learn more about what makes WandaVision so outré.
Is part of Paul Bettany’s job getting people excited about what he’s promoting on press tours? Yes. Is he good at that because, you know, he’s a professional actor? Yes. Does this interview still make us more excited for WandaVision? Yes, yes it does.
“I’m proud of it and we’re having so much fun making it,” Bettany said. Here’s hoping that everyone else has fun watching it when it comes to Disney+ later this year.