WandaVision Preview Shows Us Just How Relative "Reality" Can Be

You've unwrapped the presents and spent all of the "family quality time" that your brain can handle for one Christmas, so now would be as good of a time as any to take a break and feed your inner-geek with a fresh look at Disney+ and Marvel Studios' WandaVision. In the following clip "Reality," we begin with a welcome to Westview- where Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and the Vision (Paul Bettany) are running into some rather unexpected "complications" with their married life. Like not having an actual anniversary date… couple's song… or even rings. Well, that last part gets taken care of pretty quickly. Spiraling through a sitcom-like existence in an attempt to carve out some semblance of a "normal life," things become more and more unstable as the facades slowly begin to peel away. Is this Wanda's doing, or is there a bigger conspiracy at play that could end up pulling in the entire MCU?

WandaVision released a new teaser (Image: screencap)
WandaVision released a new teaser (Image: screencap)

So before our heroes (and the multiverse, for that matter) can live "happily ever after," Wanda and the Vision will have to get to the answer to the biggest question coming out of the clip below. What is is about Westview that has them needing to fit in so badly? Here's a look at "Reality"- with Disney+ and Marvel Studios' WandaVision set to premiere on January 15:

WandaVision marks the first series from Marvel Studios streaming exclusively on Disney+. The series is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.

Disney+'s WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany as Vision, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, Randall Park as Jimmy Woo, Kathryn Hahn as Agnes, Fred Melamed as Arthur Heart, and Debra Jo Rupp as Mrs. Heart. Created by Jac Schaeffer with an opening episode written by Schaeffer and directed by Matt Shakman, the streaming service series is executive produced by Schaeffer and Kevin Feige with Marvel Studios producing.

As a way to get everyone up to speed with who's who and what's what in the MCU, Marvel Studios: Legends was created to showcase individual characters that viewers have come to know and over the years and revisit some of their key moments. Exclusively to Disney+ and set to premiere on January 8, the timing couldn't be better with the opening focus being on the stars of the upcoming WandaVision, as viewers look back on the roads both Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) traveled before crossing paths.

Marvel Legends premieres January 2021. (Image: Disney+)
Marvel Studios Legends premieres January 2021. (Image: Disney+)

As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand, Marvel Studios: Legends celebrates and codifies what has come before. Revisit the epic heroes, villains, and moments from across the MCU in preparation for the highly anticipated stories still to come. Each dynamic segment feeds directly into the upcoming series premiering on Disney+ — setting the stage for future events. Marvel Studios: Legends weaves together the many threads that constitute the unparalleled Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The first two episodes of Marvel Studios: Legends kicks off on January 8, 2021, on Disney+- now here's what viewers can expect as the spotlight shines on our WandaVision couple:

Paul Bettany is Vision and Elizabeth Olsen is Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios' WANDAVISION, exclusively on Disney+.
Paul Bettany is Vision and Elizabeth Olsen is Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios' WANDAVISION, exclusively on Disney+.

"Wanda Maximoff': Wanda Maximoff made her debut in Avengers: Age of Ultron as a powerful adversary of The Avengers, only to become an even more powerful ally. Wanda found strength in herself and in her extraordinary relationship with one highly unique individual, Vision. Marvel Studios: Legends explores Wanda's story as she grapples with cruel hardships and loss, a chaotic power that she strives to control, and shifting loyalties from those she trusts most.

"Vision": Born into the world in Avengers: Age of Ultron Vision chooses to fight on the side of humanity, though he himself is an artificial form of life. Marvel Studios: Legends follows Vision on his quest to understand humans more fully, evolving to be more like them, as he explores a romantic relationship with Wanda Maximoff in Captain America: Civil War. All of this leads to his final moments, as he makes the ultimate sacrifice for mankind, leaving those he loved to an uncertain future.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.

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