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WandaVision release LIVE UPDATES: MCU series is impressing the fans

Here's what celebrities, critics and fans are saying about WandaVision, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany in the lead roles.

Written by Kshitij Rawat , Sampada Sharma | New Delhi |
Updated: January 15, 2021 8:02:14 pm
WandaVisionWandaVision is now streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar Premium.

WandaVision, the first series to come out of Marvel Studios stables, is now streaming on Disney Plus Hostar Premium today. The show premiered with two episodes with subsequent episodes set to release every week from January 22. Created by Jac Schaeffer, WandaVision has Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) living idyllic lives in a classic comedy show reality. They slowly but gradually begin to realise the tenuous nature of their reality.

Earlier described as “half classic sitcom, half MCU spectacular”, WandaVision is a paean to classic sitcoms like I Love Lucy and The Dick Van Dyke Show.

The first episode of the show even has a live audience. Talking about the format, Elizabeth Olsen said, “It was the first thing we shot. It was so nerve wracking and there was a lot of adrenaline. There were a lot of quick changes, and it totally confused my brain. I was really grateful when we added the fourth wall for our second episode.”

Teyonah Parris and Kathryn Hahn join MCU as Monica Rambeau and Agnes with WandaVision, and Kat Dennings and Randall Park reprise the roles of Darcy Lewis and Jimmy Woo from the first two Thor movies and Ant-Man and the Wasp, respectively.

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20:02 (IST)15 Jan 2021
Mark Ruffalo on WandaVision

Mark Ruffalo, who plays Hulk in the MCU franchise, wished luck to WandaVision team.

19:34 (IST)15 Jan 2021
'It's going to make you think about the MCU in a whole brand new way'

Actor Paul Bettany earlier told Collider, "I think it's going to make you think about the MCU in a whole brand new way but I do think that it's absolutely a part of that universe. As each episode unfolds, the audience will be able to peel back layer upon layer until this rather beautiful puzzle box written by Jac Schaeffer and directed by Matt Shakman and shot by [cinematographer] Jess Hall will be revealed to everybody and it will make sense. All of the bonkers stuff will be about something."

18:47 (IST)15 Jan 2021
'WandaVision is a true triumph'

Collider's Liz Shannon Miller wrote in the review of WandaVision, "Lots of weird stuff has happened in the MCU, but never before has an MCU property kicked things off by trying to make us think that said weirdness is, y'know, normal. It's great TV on its own merits. But for those who relish these stories but always want them to reach further, WandaVision is a true triumph."

18:05 (IST)15 Jan 2021
'WandaVision come close to mirroring traditional sitcom economy'

The Hollywood Reporter's Daniel Fienberg wrote in his review, "At only 30 minutes per episode, these opening three chapters of WandaVision come close to mirroring traditional sitcom economy. That makes it easier to go along with the the show's emphasis on noodling rather than pushing the story past what trailers have revealed. I'm curious how much the show will open up in its last six episodes. But there's a big part of me that would be perfectly content to just let WandaVision be an eccentric oddity and to know that there's room for that under the Marvel banner."

17:33 (IST)15 Jan 2021
'WandaVision tastes like small screen white bread sprinkled with sugar'

Deadline's Dominic Patten shared in his review of WandaVision, "Planted in the PG-13 galaxy of Disney+ and fueled by Feige’s self-publicized love of old school sitcoms, WandaVision tastes like small screen white bread sprinkled with sugar. All of which isn’t much to chew on, and leaves the visually impressive limited series as little more than an opening course for the forthcoming The Falcon and the Winter Solider, Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel and the teased wicked whimsy of Loki."

17:02 (IST)15 Jan 2021
'WandaVision feels like a gift'

The Guardian's Lucy Mangan wrote in her review of the series, "The most welcome quality, however, is perhaps that there is not a trace of cynicism to be found in it. Knowingness, yes, nods and winks to our shared screen language and understanding of its conventions, sure, plus a generous scattering of Easter eggs for MCU devotees but on which lesser fans’ pleasure does not rest – but the series has a generous heart animating everything. As well as a delight, Wandavision feels like a gift."

16:21 (IST)15 Jan 2021
'The level of detail is incredible'

Twitter user @M_F_Ninja wrote, "While you can totally tell there’s something going on in the background, #WandaVision feels like a homage to classic television. From the situations to the set to the laugh track. I’m absolutely curious what happens next but just the level of detail they went to is incredible."

16:05 (IST)15 Jan 2021
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15:48 (IST)15 Jan 2021
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15:33 (IST)15 Jan 2021
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15:19 (IST)15 Jan 2021
Kevin Feige: We turned a whacky idea into a spectacular show

During the global press conference regarding the show, Kevin Feige revealed that Wanda and Vision going small-screen was to do something that was not possible on the big screen. Only the television format could accommodate WandaVision’s elaborate settings and themes.

He said, "This was Marvel Studios’ first TV show with the cast and amazing characters that we’d seen in movies. And the idea always was, to do something that could not be done as a feature. That plays with the format and plays with the medium. And there were a lot of meetings before people actually sort of understood what we were trying to go for, and we’re only sitting here because Jac and Matt did. And we’re able to turn a whacky idea into a spectacular show.”

15:06 (IST)15 Jan 2021
'Confusing, creepy and weird'
14:46 (IST)15 Jan 2021
WandaVision takes MCU to "fresh and weird new places"
14:30 (IST)15 Jan 2021
Even Grogu is watching WandaVision!
14:18 (IST)15 Jan 2021

"I have no words. This show is so beautiful. Paul Bettany was absolutely right, it’s BONKERS. And we haven’t seen anything yet," wrote a Twitter user.

13:57 (IST)15 Jan 2021
'The tone is impeccable'
13:33 (IST)15 Jan 2021
WandaVision is now streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar Premium

You can now watch the first two episodes of WandaVision on Disney Plus Hotstar Premium.

13:24 (IST)15 Jan 2021
WandaVision's 'most original storytelling' teaser
13:08 (IST)15 Jan 2021
Check out these WandaVision posters
12:55 (IST)15 Jan 2021
Watch this trailer for WandaVision

Teyonah Parris recently opened up about her experience of working with Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany in WandaVision. She told, "Paul and Elizabeth were so amazing, I feel really blessed to have been able to enter the MCU alongside these two very seasoned vets who were just very open and kind human beings in general. I learned a lot from them. And they were just pleasant to be around. I am really glad that people will get to see them. This show allows them to kind of take the reins a little bit, go deep and explore their love story and relationship."

Early reactions to WandaVision are already out and it appears the series has managed to not just fulfill but also exceed expectations. It is a zany show that employs humour and even visual effects from classic sitcoms to give a nostalgic and entertaining experience.