The latest WandaVision trailer reveals plenty of exciting new footage, as well as one of the show’s many theme songs. After a 2020 without any major Marvel projects (save for the final season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), fans are gearing up for a jam-packed 2021.
The first bit of content on the schedule is WandaVision, the first MCU-set series to premiere on Disney+. Though it was once planned to cap off 2020, WandaVision was bumped to the early weeks of 2021; it will debut in just over a week and a half, on January 15th, meaning the wait is finally almost over. As a result, the marketing for the series has kicked into high gear.
WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch) and Paul Bettany as Vision, the star-crossed couple that was torn tragically apart at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. Somehow, though, WandaVision will see the two settling into domestic bliss, the kind that comes straight from a classic sitcom. Like all things within the Marvel universe, however, nothing is as it seems, and Wanda and Vision must soon face the developing cracks in their newfound peace. In addition to Olsen and Bettany, WandaVision stars Teyonah Parris, Kat Dennings, Randall Park, and Kathryn Hahn.
The minute-long spot shows new footage of Wanda and Vision’s sitcom life, including hints of the couple’s twins and S.W.O.R.D. Also, all good sitcoms feature catchy theme songs, and WandaVision won’t be any different. The new trailer features what is presumably the first of many themes, which were created by Frozen duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Christoph Beck wrote the score. Check out the trailer above.
Anderson-Lopez and Lopez designed themes for WandaVision‘s many decades, with the first taking place within the 1950s. “‘WandaVision’ is such a cool, strange, one-of-a-kind project,” Lopez said. “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, “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.”
David Raiklen wrote, directed and scored his first film at age 9. He began studying keyboard and composing at age 5. He attended, then taught at UCLA, USC and CalArts. Among his teachers are John Williams and Mel Powel.
He has worked for Fox, Disney and Sprint. David has received numerous awards for his work, including the 2004 American Music Center Award. Dr. Raiklen has composed music and sound design for theater (Death and the Maiden), dance (Russian Ballet), television (Sing Me a Story), cell phone (Spacey Movie), museums (Museum of Tolerance), concert (Violin Sonata ), and film (Appalachian Trail).
His compositions have been performed at the Hollywood Bowl and the first Disney Hall. David Raiken is also host of a successful radio program, Classical Fan Club.