WandaVision creator Jac Schaeffer has come out in defense of the superhero comedy title following criticism from fans that it was too goofy.
While some fans of the new Marvel series WandaVision They have been critical of the show’s name, creator Jac Schaeffer revealed that she was a huge fan of the title.
In an interview with Collider, Schaeffer recalled the initial announcement for the comedy series starring Marvel Cinematic Universe characters Wanda Maximoff and Vision. “The title was revealed as WandaVision“Collider interviewer Liz Shannon Miller told Schaeffer.” And I know people were like, ‘Oh, it’s Wanda and Vision. That’s the dumbest possible title for the show. ‘”Schaeffer revealed that the title WandaVision It was a suggestion from Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. Once Feige suggested the title, Schaeffer jokingly threatened to resign if WandaVision it wasn’t the name of the show. Schaeffer concluded: “And I know when the title came out and people were breaking it, I was like ‘Yeah, wait.’
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While the title initially drew some ire for its simplicity, the premise of WandaVision revealed the double meaning of the title: a pun on the word “television.” The name alludes to Wanda and Vision’s situation on the show, as they encounter new decades of TV comedy tropes in each episode. The latter, set in an ’80s-era sitcom, revealed Vision’s fate after the events of Avengers: Infinity War.
Schaeffer also spoke in another interview about the events of Avengers: Infinity War and how they were used to introduce Monica Rambeau’s character to WandaVision. In Episode 4, “We Interrupted This Show,” viewers were able to learn Rambeau’s backstory, beginning with a hospital scene that takes place during Avengers Endgame when the Avengers bring back everyone who was erased by Thanos’ snap Infinity war. “It’s tonally configured that we are on a dramatic stage, a more grounded stage,” Schaeffer said. “We learn a lot about Monica and what she’s dealing with in that open cold. And then of course it’s always exciting to be able to get closer to the MCU canon and shed new light on it.”
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 +.
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