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Creators Of 'WandaVision' Breakdown The Process Of Producing A Show With Different Timelines

Marvel Studios' latest feature, WandaVision is given treatment like no preceding Marvel storyline. It follows the seemingly peaceful and idealised suburban lives of super-powered beings Wanda and Vision, but soon, both start to suspect and question everything around them.

Creators Of WandaVision Breakdown The Process Of Production © Marvel

The series stars Elizabeth Olsen who plays the role of Wanda Maximoff, Paul Bettany who plays the of Vision, along with Kathryn Hahn as Agnes, and Teyonah Parris who plays Monica Rambeau, Monica was introduced to everyone with Captain Marvel earlier. Here, actor Kat Dennings has reprised her role as Darcy from the films, Thor and Thor: The Dark World, and Randall Park reprises his role as Jimmy Woo from Ant-Man and The Wasp. 

Creators Of WandaVision Breakdown The Process Of Production © Marvel

WandaVision's Director and Executive Producer Matt Shakman said, "It was really important to us from the get-go that we weren't parodying sitcoms. We studied tone and style from era to era. We wanted to make sure the actors were fluent in all of these different styles. So, we had a sitcom boot camp with the cast before we began."

Creators Of WandaVision Breakdown The Process Of Production © Marvel

"We watched old episodes and we tried on different styles to figure out the physicality and the sound for each era. We wanted to make sure that what we were creating was absolutely faithful to the original touchstone shows. To that end, we watched lots of episodes, read books about the making of those shows, and interviewed, whenever possible, people who had actually worked on those shows. I went to lunch with the great Dick Van Dyke and Kevin Feige before we started production on WandaVision. That was a lovely experience and a great way to hear how they approached production on his show, which was an inspiration for our first episode.”

Creators Of WandaVision Breakdown The Process Of Production © Marvel

He also further added, “We had a wonderful dialect coach who also helped with movement and helped us sort out how people spoke differently in each era, which complemented what we learned by watching episode after episode. What we think of as being funny changes from era to era."

Creators Of WandaVision Breakdown The Process Of Production © Marvel

Talking about her experience, Writer and Executive Producer Jac Shaeffer pointed out, "I had all these posters of great series through the years for the initial pitch to the writers. We watched episodes together and everybody went home with DVDs to bone up. At the heart of all of the shows, we landed on his family. That’s what we were chasing. It’s a love story and then the twins arrive—the home is the hub, the life force of the show. We are not creating a parody of sitcoms. We really want to celebrate them and do our own version of these shows."

Creators Of WandaVision Breakdown The Process Of Production © Marvel

WandaVision is releasing its new episodes every week on Friday. The show has each episode with a distinct theme that pays homage to a particular decade of television history. 


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