The Poster for Marvel’s WandaVision Series is Delightfully Weird
The goodies that Disney’s D23 Expo delivered this past weekend are, in a word, delicious. Let us count the ways—a new teaser for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker? Check. A new Rise of Skywalker poster? Check. The first trailer for the first-ever live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian? Check. A fresh batch of photos from The Mandalorian? Check. And now, on the Marvel front, we’ve got a look at a poster for their upcoming Disney+ series WandaVision. The poster comes courtesy artist Andy Park, and it’s delightfully weird. Have a look:
WANDAVISION!!! Official D23 poster I had the honor of painting during the early concept phase of preproduction. This @DisneyPlus show is gonna be something totally fresh.. & weird! #ElizabethOlsen #PaulBettany @DisneyD23 #D23Expo #D23Expo2019 #Disney+ @MarvelStudios #WandaVision pic.twitter.com/VJU4p05Pmb
— Andy Park (@andyparkart) August 25, 2019
The series stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as Wanda/Scarlet Witch and Vision, respectively. The first question Marvel fans will have is, of course, how is it possible that Vision’s alive? You’ll recall that he was killed, brutally, by Thanos at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. Yet from the look of this poster, perhaps we have a clue as to how Vision’s return is possible; maybe this is all happening in Wanda’s mind?
You’ll note that the shadow on the back wall—beyond the bizarre, 1950s style family shot of two normie-looking characters that are Wanda and Vision—depicts their actual personalities in the greater MCU. Wanda is a super-potent mutant (of sorts), and Vision is a hyper-intelligent and powerful artificial intelligence given bodily form and powered by an Infinity Stone. So perhaps the normal versions of the characters are in Wanda’s mind?
It was revealed during D23 that Kat Dennings (from the Thor films) and Randall Park (Ant-Man and the Wasp) are on board, along with Teyonah Parris as the grown-up Monica Rambeau (Captain Marvel). At San Diego Comic-Con, we learned that WandaVision will be a prequel to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Marvel’s Disney+ series will tie directly to the greater MCU, which is a departure from what was happening with the previous Marvel shows on Netflix. Which means that everything from WandaVision to the Loki, Hawkeye and Falcon/Winter Soldier series will play a big part in setting up Marvel’s Phase 4. That makes this wonderfully odd poster all the more intriguing.
Featured image: Andy Park’s poster for WandaVision. Courtesy Walt Disney Studios/Marvel Studios