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First Reactions: Marvel Studios’ ‘WandaVision’

We’re under a week until Disney+ subscribers will be able to watch the first two episodes of Marvel Studios’ ‘WandaVision’, which debuts on January 15, 2021.

A few select members of the press had the opportunity to view the first three episodes, and overall, first reactions are positive with a lot of praise for the risks Marvel has taken with this series.

Check out some first look reactions below:

#WandaVision is truly unlike anything the MCU has put out before. I can’t emphasize that enough.
It is a blast to watch. It is so committed to the sitcom structure of story telling that it feels like a bold risk – but it pays off and builds a mystery.
It is awesome. pic.twitter.com/NbGBsGLfmc
— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) January 9, 2021

#WandaVision is unlike anything you’ve seen before in the MCU. It’s so strange, funny, and the mystery is compelling (albeit a slow burn. Fans of vintage sitcoms will adore its commitment to the details, while still being genuinely funny.— Peter Sciretta loves Star Wars (@PeterSciretta) January 9, 2021

The first 3 episodes of WANDAVISION are a fantastic creative spin on the sitcom format that makes way for a very intriguing season debut.

Truly new ground for Marvel with inventive filmmaking that makes each episode special. pic.twitter.com/pMe6uGUX3t— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) January 9, 2021

#WandaVision is nothing short of BRILLIANT. EASILY the MCU’s boldest, most original & innovative venture thus far. The true genius comes from Jac Schaeffer’s smart, sharp, witty, script & Bettany & Olsen’s electric performances. I had the biggest smile on my face the whole time. pic.twitter.com/exu8m5Dtp9— Griffin Schiller (@griffschiller) January 9, 2021

We knew #WandaVision was going to offer a much different view of the MCU, and boy does it. Much of the sitcom setup of the show makes the reality of the situation moments incredibly tense and gripping.— James Viscardi (@JimViscardi) January 9, 2021

“WandaVision,” the first Marvel Studios series created exclusively for Disney+, stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff, Paul Bettany as Vision, 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.”

Marvel Studios’ “WandaVision” is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.

The series is directed by Matt Shakman with Jac Schaeffer as head writer. Composer is Christophe Beck, and theme (for certain episodes) is by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Featuring nine episodes, “WandaVision” kicks off on Disney+ on January 15, 2021.

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