It is becoming increasingly clear that the perfect reality for the sitcom Wanda Maximoff created for her and her boyfriend Vision in the city of Westview is on the brink of collapse. The biggest indication that things are going in a dark direction was in episode seven of WandaVision, in which Wanda ventures into her quirky neighbor Agnes’s dank basement, and discovers the horrible secret that Agnes is a witch named Agatha Harkness, who has been responsible for all the bad things that happen in Westview.

The scene in the basement is a game-changing moment for WandaVision as Wanda finally takes on the series’ main villain, with the story now in a serious MCU movie action mode. WandaVision Cinematographer Jess Hall revealed to CinemaBlend that Marvel showrunner Kevin Feige encouraged them to make the scene dark and scary in stark contrast to the earlier version of Westview’s “sitcommy.”

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“Mary Livanos, our producer and [director] Matt Shakman and I, it was one that we had to review together a couple of times to decide how it was going to work: the aspect ratio, where the transition was going to happen. A lot of thought was put into it, but ultimately, just the idea of ​​going down, you know, is a very iconic concept. You go down to a basement, you go into the dark. So I was really playing with that simple iconography. And finally, I could get into my full MCU dramatic movie lighting, which I’ve been waiting for a while. So just embracing all the kind of LED technology that we have at our disposal now, and a great stage design from Mark Worthington, and embracing the dark. You know that was Kevin FeigeThe note was, ‘This must be dark and scary.’

Now that Wanda has confronted Agnes, it has become painfully clear that the perfect reality that Wanda desperately wishes for herself and her family will be impossible to maintain. According to Hall, depicting this giant transitional moment in the space of a single stairway walk required a lot of thought.

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“A lot of people have really noticed that transition. And it was one of the most difficult, because things are starting to break down. I mean, the wall of sitcom is very full in the previous episodes, but as things get more complicated, you start to see a fracture. And you’re watching it fracture now to the point in Episode 7 where you are also now in a period where the period aspect of comedy shows is not yet up. A million miles of the look of modern digital film. They’re using similar cameras, they’re using modern lighting technology. So, you know, these two things are very close, but then you have this huge dramatic reveal to design in the space of, like, a ladder. So that was quite a challenge. “

Written by Jac Schaeffer and directed by Matt Shakman, WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany as Vision, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo, Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, and Kathryn Hahn as Agnes. New episodes air Fridays on Disney +. This news comes from CinemaBlend.

Topics: WandaVision, Disney Plus, Streaming

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