As we edge ever closer to the first of many Marvel shows on Disney+ with the launch of WandaVision, the highly-anticipated series will be significantly longer than previously reported. Initially, it was believed that WandaVision would consist of six episodes, but Disney+ has now confirmed that's not the case as the show is actually a nine-episode run. The bar might be very low, and we're only a few days in, but that's the best news I've heard all year.
Described as a "blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) – two super-powered beings living idealised suburban lives – begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems", the trailers so far have presented us with a very trippy looking show. We already know that Wanda and Vision seem to journey through the decades as depicted by different eras of TV, but now it appears that each episode will be set in a different decade. While nothing has been confirmed, the fact that there will be a different version of the theme tune for each episode, it certainly suggests a time jump will occur in each instalment.
The recently released theme from Frozen songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez gives us a taste of what to expect, and the award-winning duo had this to say about what inspired them to create the wild new theme music.
"WandaVision is such a cool, strange, one-of-a-kind project. When the director, Matt Shakman – an old friend from my college days – pitched it to us, we didn't have to think about it. We loved the bright feeling of American sitcoms mixed with the deep sense of unease the story had, and it was a really inviting challenge to help set that tone."
"I grew up in the '80s watching shows from every decade on the networks all day long. Episodes from I Love Lucy, Brady Bunch and Family Ties shaped who I am and how I move through the world. So this project was a dream come true."
WandaVision begins its weekly run on January 15th exclusively on Disney+.