WandaVision showrunner comments on fan theories
The first three episodes of Marvel’s WandaVision are currently streaming on Disney+ and at this stage fans genuinely just want to know what the hell is going on. As such, there are any number of fan theories going around as to how/why Scarlet Witch and Vision are trapped in an old television sitcom with a bunch of weird neighbors — theories show runner Jac Schaeffer addressed in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
“It’s been so fun, mostly just because it’s all – everything is just indicative of fan engagement and that’s all you really want, ever, is for people to care and be interested,” Schaeffer said.
“The theorizing is amazing. The fans are so smart and so dedicated and they come up with such, y’know, amazing notions. A lot of it is accurate, a lot of it is not, there’s a lot that’s very amusing…there are a few things here and there that I’m like ‘Oh, I didn’t mean that but that’s really smart.’ I’m just gonna go ahead and be like ‘I meant that.’ And with the writers…we do a lot of sending of the memes and the tweets to each other for our own internal enjoyment and that’s been a lot of fun.”
Obviously, Schaeffer couldn’t reveal too much, but it’s nice to know some of the theories are on track.
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.
Joining Olsen and Bettany are Kathryn Hahn as Agnes, and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, who was introduced to audiences in Captain Marvel. Kat Dennings will reprise her role as Darcy from Thor and Thor: The Dark World, and Randall Park will reprise his role as Jimmy Woo from Ant-Man and The Wasp.
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.
Featuring nine episodes, WandaVision is directed by Matt Shakman with Jac Schaeffer as head writer. The composer is Christophe Beck, and the theme (for certain episodes) is by Frozen’s Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.