If you know your comic books, you can guess what directions the upcoming show WandaVision might go in. But, then again, if the Marvel Cinematic Universe did everything by the comic books they adapted, there wouldn't be any surprises. What is certain, especially as noted in the "New Era" TV spot released for the show today, is that the titular character will be put through a ringer psychologically and existentially alongside her dead/formerly dead love interest Vision. In addition, the TV spot puts on display the theme songs composed by Frozen songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, alongside the show's composer Christopher Beck. It's been revealed that each decade depicted in the series will be in the vein of sitcoms of those decades, and that theme songs have been made for each decade. Robert Lopez had this to say:
“WandaVision is such a cool, strange, one-of-a-kind project,...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.”
Anderson-Lopez added to this:
“I grew up in the ’80s watching shows from every decade on the networks all day long. Episodes from I Love Lucy, Brady Bunch and Family Ties shaped who I am and how I move through the world. So this project was a dream come true.”
Without further ado, check out the new TV Spot, putting some of those theme songs on display, below:
WandaVision is set to begin streaming on Disney+ on January 15th.