Although 'Avengers: Endgame' pretty much wrapped up the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we've known it so far, the next phase is already in the works.
The likes of 'Eternals', 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3', not to mention the possibility of 'Fantastic Four' on the horizon means that things are going to be very different. Kicking all of this off is 'WandaVision', the first Disney+ series to feature some of the characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
SO, IF IT'S A SEQUEL TO 'AVENGERS: ENDGAME', HOW COME VISION IS IN IT?
That's the big question, isn't it? If you saw 'Avengers: Infinity War' and 'Avengers: Endgame', you'll know that Vision died when Thanos tore the Knowledge Stone out of his brain and powered his Infinity Gauntlet, giving him the ability to wipe out half of all life. The final moments of 'Avengers: Endgame' appeared to undo all of what Thanos did - except bringing Vision back to life.
IF HE'S DEAD, THEN HOW COME HE'S IN 'WANDAVISION'?
That's the big mystery, isn't it? In fact, the show has been wrapped up in a huge amount of mystery thus far and the trailers have been peppered with a few clues and nods, but nothing concrete. The most likely theory - and we haven't actually watched any episode of 'WandaVision' so far - is that Wanda has imagined Vision back into life, as well as the odd TV sitcom setting.
YEAH, HOW COME IT'S IN BLACK-AND-WHITE AND DONE LIKE A SITCOM?
Again, we've nothing to base this on other than an educated guess - but what we think is happening is Wanda and Vision appearing in cheesy sitcoms from the '60s and '70s is due to her having some kind of mental breakdown. In fact, there's a major comic-book storyline called 'House of M' which covers this idea, but in a completely different way.
In a nutshell, 'House of M' saw Wanda Maximoff completely change the fabric of reality during a period of severe mental illness by giving everyone their innermost desires. This resulted in an alternate reality where mutants were the dominant species on Earth, not humans, and Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver were basically mutant royalty. Our guess is that Wanda is dealing with the reality of Vision's death in 'Avengers: Infinity War' by pretending she's in a TV show with Vision as her husband.
IS IT ALL GOING TO BE IN BLACK-AND-WHITE?
No, in fact, each episode is going to have a different structure with a different theme song for each episode. For example, one episode will be set in the '60s, another in the '70s, right up to today where you've got mockumentary-style sitcoms like 'Modern Family' or 'Arrested Development'.
OK, BUT WHY A SITCOM? DOES THAT MEAN IT'S GOING TO BE FUNNY?
Well, that part we're assuming will be explained in the show. Already though, people have clocked from the likes of 'Captain America: Civil War', 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', and so on that Wanda Maximoff appeared to be watching a lot vintage TV. Seeing as how this is the first TV series to feature major characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the idea of placing them through the ages of television is an interesting idea.
If anything, the show is giving us - stay with us here - 'Twin Peaks' vibes, in that you have an idyllic veneer, a happily married couple, but there's something sinister just underneath the surface with a dream-like quality to it all. But having said that, at least six of the episodes are directed by Matt Shakman, who is an executive producer on 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' and directed a ton of episodes for that, as well as 'Mad Men', 'Fargo', and 'The Boys'.
SO WHO'S GOING TO BE IN IT?
As mentioned, Paul Bettany and Elisabeth Olsen are both set to reprise their roles as Vision and Wanda respectively. However, there's a good supporting cast along the way, including some real-life sitcom actors in there as well. Debra Jo Rupp, who played Kitty Forman in 'That '70s Show', has a role in the series. Kathryn Hahn from 'Parks and Recreation' is also in there, and probably a few more. There's also Kat Dennings reprising her role from 'Thor', and Randall Park reprising his role from 'Ant-Man & The Wasp'.
ARE WE GOING TO SEE ANYONE LIKE THOR OR CAPTAIN AMERICA TURN UP IN IT?
It's possible, but it seems unlikely. For one, Captain America is ancient in this time now because of... that whole thing that happened at the end of 'Avengers: Endgame'. Not only that, Thor is off up in space with the Guardians of the Galaxy, so he probably won't be around either. Nothing official has come out yet, and there's been no word confirmed on any cameos, but given how it's Marvel, you can probably expect something.
WHEN IS IT ON DISNEY+? IS IT ALL EPISODES OR IS IT WEEK TO WEEK?
The first episode lands on January 15th, and then it's week to week for a total of 9 episodes altogether. Initial reports seemed to suggest that the series might just be six or eight episodes, but a press release from Disney+ earlier this week confirmed nine episodes for the series.