Marvel Studios’ eagerly anticipated new Disney+ series WandaVision, which blends the MCU with classic TV sitcoms, features an original theme song written by Oscar-winning husband and wife songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (who penned tunes for 2013’s smash hit animated musical Frozen).
The duo have written new songs for several episodes for the Marvel superhero show, which cover time periods from the 1950s to the early 2000s. “WandaVision is such a cool, strange, one-of-a-kind project,” says Lopez. “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 says she grew up in the eighties watching shows from every decade, including I Love Lucy, Brady Bunch and Family Ties. She says they “shaped who I am and how I move through the world. So this project was a dream come true.”
“WandaVision is such a cool, strange, one-of-a-kind project,” says Kristen Anderson-Lopez…
WandaVision is the first Marvel Studios series created exclusively for Disney+. The streaming service recently reported a subscription surge taking it to 86m viewers globally. This February Disney+ will launch a new content strand, called Star.
The series stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff, Paul Bettany as Vision, Kathryn Hahn as Agnes, and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, first introduced to audiences in Captain Marvel.
Kat Dennings will reprise her role as Darcy from Thor and Thor: The Dark World, and while Randall Park will reprise his role as Jimmy Woo from Ant-Man and The Wasp.
In WandaVision, we find Wanda Maximoff and Vision seemingly living idealized suburban lives, but they begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems. The limited edition series will lead into the upcoming Spider-Man Far From Home sequel and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
The series is directed by Matt Shakman with Jac Schaeffer as head writer. Composer is Christophe Beck, and the theme (for select episodes) is by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. The nine episode series begins on Disney+ on January 15, 2021.