After long waiting WandaVision is finally out. While the show’s quirky premise, in which Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch and Vision act out their desire for normalcy by living in a false reality based on old sitcoms, has been praised by critics, fans complain that the show does too takes a long time to move from false reality to the flesh of history. In a recent interview for THR, the show’s creator, Jac Schaeffer, stated that the pace at which the plot moves has been an important part of the conversation about the show from the start.
“”[The pacing] was always a question. It was thoroughly worked out fairly early on. When I got the job, I asked for advice and a lot of the people I spoke to said, “The pilot is so important because you find the voices and you find the story.” does not apply to us. Because that’s not the case. Obviously these characters existed, so much of the mythology existed, and everything was portrayed as a feature. “
MCU showrunner Kevin Feige had previously explained that WandaVision was a tribute to the shows he grew up from The Dick Van Dyke Show to Nick at Nite. The first episode of WandaVision was completely black and white, complete with a laugh track and antics that seemed straight out of an episode of In love with a witch. According to Schaeffer, Feige preferred to go all-in on the “sitcommy” conceit WandaVision in the first few episodes.
“To [Kevin’s] Credit – and that’s one of the reasons I love working for him – he called it “playing chicken with the audience” (laughs). He really wanted to see how long we could hold on to it, and there was a lot of discussion about how long we could hold on to black and white because we knew we were going to go to color. That was always a piece that was involved in the bigger story. It was really wonderful that he allowed us to really dive into the sitcom and really delay the gratification. “
Now that the third episode of WandaVision was published, it is becoming increasingly clear that the perfect world that Wanda created for himself and Vision is beginning to fall apart. While the mystery isn’t resolving fast enough right now to please fans, Schaeffer promises that those who pay attention to the smaller details will be rewarded in the end.
“When we put the show together, we knew what a lot of the really big moments were going to look like, and they are planned. I wanted to start small. Kevin was 100% for slowly giving them out. And I think he has big ones too Trust the fans and the Marvel audience that they are so interested in paying attention and they know they will be rewarded, so we started slowly. “
Written by Jac Schaeffer and directed by Matt Shakman, WandaVision The stars are 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 will air on Disney + on Fridays. Check out the entire interview on The Hollywood Reporter.