WandaVision Adapted Sitcom-Styles From Modern Family & The Office

WandaVision Adapted Sitcom-Styles From Modern Family & The Office

WandaVision Adapted Sitcom-Styles From Modern Family & The Office

In a recent interview with Empire Magazine, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed that Disney+’s highly-anticipated MCU series WandaVision will not only pay homage to classic sitcoms such as The Dick Van Dyke Show and I Love Lucy, but it will also take inspiration from modern comedy shows like Modern Family and The Office which both featured mockumentary-style storytelling.

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

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Set in the 1950s, WandaVision will follow the story of Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany’s superhero characters Scarlet Witch and Vision. The series blends the style of classic sitcoms with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living their ideal suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.

It has also been confirmed through previously released set photos that the series will be featuring the Sentient World Observation and Response Department or better known as S.W.O.R.D. which is a subdivision of S.H.I.E.L.D. that deals with alien threats that jeopardize world security.  However, it is still unclear whether prominent S.W.O.R.D. members such as S.W.O.R.D. leader Abigail Brand will also appear in the series or not but this would definitely mark the live-action debut of the department and the first Marvel property from the Fox-Disney merger that will be integrated into Marvel Studios’ Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The series will also see the return of Kat Dennings to the MCU, reprising her role as Darcy Lewis which she last portrayed in 2013’s Thor: The Dark World along with Randall Park returning as FBI Agent Jimmy Woo from Ant-Man and the Wasp. It will also feature MCU newcomers Kathryn Hahn and Teyonah Parris as the grown-up version of Monica Rambeau, a character who first made her appearance in last year’s Captain Marvel.

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Jac Schaeffer (Captain Marvel) serving as the series’ producer, showrunner, and head writer. Matt Shakman is directing the series, which will premiere on January 15!