Disney+ Premieres 'WandaVision' Commercial, Starting MCU's Phase Four


| LAST UPDATE 01/05/2021

By Mahlik Campbell
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Marking the beginning of Phase Four in the MCU, Marvel's inaugural Disney+ series 'WandaVision' is gaining steam thanks to a new TV spot and a 1-minute trailer soundtracked by a special theme song.

The Oscar-winning songwriter duo behind 'Frozen,' Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, are responsible for the vintage-sounding audio that enhances the 1960s sitcom theme stretching across the show.

Hella tunes: But beyond 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' parody, 'WandaVision' appears to cheekily nod toward a few other classic sitcoms from more recent eras, including 'Step By Step' and 'Bewitched.' So, the Lopez's laid down multiple theme songs to complement each setting.   

Anderson-Lopez called the project "a dream come true," thinking back on her TV watching circa the '80s and her taste for 'I Love Lucy,' 'The Brady Bunch' and 'Family Ties.'

"'WandaVision' is such a cool, strange, one-of-a-kind project," her counterpart said in a statement. "When the director, Matt Shakman – an old friend from my college days – pitched it to us, we didn’t have to think about it. We loved the bright feeling of American sitcoms mixed with the deep sense of unease the story had, and it was a really inviting challenge to help set that tone."

Gon' be lit: This uneasy thrill is reflected in the two latest teaser clips, which suggest everything isn't as laidback and perfect as it seems among the suburban neighborhood the main characters Wanda Maximoff and Vision call home. Reality-bending glitches tracing the history of television add to their anxiousness.

Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany are reprising their respective roles. The nine-episode batch kicks off on Friday, Jan. 15.