Five Things We Noticed In The New 'WandaVision' Trailer
Things are going to get wacky
Among the many big reveals from Disney Investor Day 2020 was the second trailer for the upcoming Disney + series WandaVision. The series will star Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen, reprising the roles of Vision and Wanda Maximoff, aka the Scarlet Witch, as they attempt to settle down for a normal life in suburbia. Unfortunately, their idyllic new world is not as it seems.
Here's five things we noticed in the new trailer.
1. The Visions have a dog
In one zoomed out shot in the trailer, we see a small dog running out of Wanda and Vision's house. Fans speculate that this could be an adaptation of Sparky the Android Dog, first introduced in the 2015 comic The Vision.
In the comic, after their neighbour's dog, Zeke, is accidentally electrocuted when digging up the corpse of the Grim Reaper from The Vision family's garden, Vision uses Zeke's brain to create Sparky, an android dog. Vision presents Sparky as a gift to his children, with Viv Vision forming a special bond with him. Sparky is eventually beaten to death in a rage by Vision's wife, Virginia, as her mental state deteriorates, but thankfully, Tony Stark and Wanda Maximoff are able to repair Sparky, with Wanda returning him to Viv at the conclusion of the story.
While Marvel boss Kevin Feige has previously discussed the possibility of Sparky appearing in WandaVision, he has stated that he would most likely be a normal dog, at least to begin with.
2. Super-Powered babies?
While they are one of the most talked about elements of WandaVision, Wanda and Vision's twin sons do not appear in person in the second trailer (The above picture is from Trailer #1). However, we do see Wanda clearly pregnant, along with a brief shot of a cot, and above it, a butterfly mobile. The shot ends with the butterflies coming to life.
Wanda is not seen in this shot, suggesting that one of the babies is responsible for the butterflies coming to life. This is almost certainly Billy. In the comics, Billy has a similar power set to his Mother, and grows up to become Wiccan, a founding member of the Young Avengers.
3. The Official Introduction of S.W.O.R.D
Eagle-eyed fans have spotted the logo of S.W.O.R.D, Marvel's Sentient World Observation and Response Department, which exists to tackle extra-terrestrial or otherworldly threats. Jimmy Woo, Monica Rambeau, and Darcy Lewis are all assumed to be working with S.W.O.R.D in the series. However, whether the organisation is working with or against Wanda and Vision is uncertain at this point.
S.W.O.R.D will also likely feature in the recently announced Secret Invasion series, starring Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury.
4. People can enter the Sitcom World.. but not without a cost.
When Monica Rambeau first appears in this second WandaVision trailer, as a visitor to Wanda and Vision's home, she seems familiar with Wanda, Wanda, however, does not recognise Wanda, asking who she is. The scene flickers, and a now troubled Monica replies that she doesn't know.
Wanda's failure to recognise Monica proves that she wasn't part of the idyllic sitcom world to begin with, and so entered from outside somehow, probably on a mission from S.W.O.R.D. However, Monica's doubts as to her own identity proves that this will not be easy.
Outside forces are at work.
While fans initially assumed that Wanda was responsible for the creation of the sitcom world she and Vision now inhabit, the new trailer suggests that this may not be the case. At one point, Wanda hears a voice on the radio:
"Wanda, who is doing this to you?"
This suggests that whatever is going on is not Wanda's fault, at least not entirely. Some are now theorising that a new villain, such as Mephisto or Nightmare, could be involved. Also, at one point, Kathryn Hahn's character, Agnes, appears to 'break character', asking if Wanda is there to help them. While some initially believed Agnes could be an antagonist, now it seems she may simply be more aware than other characters of sinister goings on.
Thankfully, we don't have too much longer to wait until some of our questions are answered, as WandaVision premieres on Disney + on January 15, 2021.
Check out the latest trailer here: