There are only two more days until the 'WandaVision' finale episode is here (what are we going to do after it finishes?!).
'WandaVision' has undoubtedly been one of the biggest TV series to land on our screens for quite some time. Blending elements of nostalgia, comedy, Marvel superheroes, and grief, it's all wrapped up in an exciting and mysterious little package that we can't wait to see unfold each week. Alas, the end is nigh.
Sitting down with Entertainment Weekly, director Matt Shakman discussed the series overall, as well as working with a stellar cast, and what to expect with that final, ninth episode. The 'WandaVision' finale will be on Disney+ this Friday.
Talking about working with Katherine Hahn's, and how they shot that 'Agatha All Along' song and dance which stole the show in episode seven, Shakman said:
It was such a pleasure. We planned out all of those moments as we were going, of course, because you can't go back to the magic show to shoot that moment or go back to the 'Brady Bunch' set that we only had for a short period of time, or the front lawn set for her moment with Herb. Everything had to be planned along the way — which meant that in the middle of shooting that stylized sitcom moment, we'd be like, "Okay, now for 'Agatha All Along!'" It's a completely different language, which was more cinematic, more from her point of view. We had a great deal of fun with it.
It was a combination of planning and storyboarding and figuring that out, but then wonderful things happening in the moment. I remember coming up with the idea two minutes before we did it that she'd have a picnic on the lawn while she's controlling Pietro, and Kathryn had so much fun eating grapes and drinking wine and controlling him. And it was just incredibly surprising how people responded to the song and to watch it climb the iTunes chart and to see Kathryn Hahn move ahead of Justin Bieber and the Weeknd. [Laughs]
Shakman also spoke about how he and his team carefully considered each TV show made reference to throughout the series. The likes of 'The US Office', although a great sitcom, wouldn't have fitted with the family elements that Wanda wants in her life. He continued:
We were looking at family sitcoms. There are a great many wonderful shows like 'Taxi' or 'The Office' that could've been inspirations, but the ones that we focused on were the ones that were about family because that's obviously what Wanda yearns for. She loses her family when she's young, she loses her brother, she loses Vision and the family that might have been. So the family sitcoms were the strongest thematic connection to that.
And on the 'WandaVision' finale? Here's what he said:
I hope that they feel like the journey was satisfying for them. I know there are so many theories out there; there will be a lot of people who will no doubt be disappointed by one theory or another. But we're always telling this story about Wanda dealing with grief and learning how to accept that loss, and hopefully people will find that the finale is surprising but also satisfying, and that it feels inevitable because it's the same story they've been watching the whole time.
How do you think the 'WandaVision' finale will end? There are many fan theories out there, but we'll just have to be patient and see how the story unfolds this weekend. The ninth episode is expected to be the series' longest, with an apparent leak revealing the episode to be 50 minutes long.
Via Entertainment Weekly.