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The Trailer for Marvel's Upcoming 'WandaVision' Series Looks Bizarrely Fascinating

Well, alright then. That was um ... interesting. In that way you use the word to describe a thing you can't make sense of like a drawing from a 3-year-old or a YouTube video your teenager thinks is funny. 

This is an extended look at the trailer that premiered during the Super Bowl and it's sort of more confusing that it was then. I'm not sure I would've made this creative decision. Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany are two fine actors. Plus Kathryn Hahn is good in everything she does. But we're still talking about building a series around maybe the 14th and 15th most interesting Avengers. And putting them in a surreal world like out of "Pleasantville," a 22 year old Tobey Maguire movie that practically no one remembers. That's an odd choice. 

And speaking of things no one remembers, how big do you think the audience of Disney+ subscribers are who love the Marvel heroes while also understanding the references to 1960s sitcoms? Particularly that one specific subgenre of ordinary white collar husbands married to impossibly hot wives who have magical powers that are being parodied here. I'll admit that if you drew a Venn Diagram of Disney+ subscribers, Marvel fans and people who watched "Bewitched" and "I Dream of Jeannie," I'd be in that subset of all three of them. But there can't be too many Jerrys out there besides me. 

Still, what Disney has going for it is how good Marvel has been at doing different sorts of genre movies during their MCU run. "Iron Man" was set in the real world. "Thor" was Shakespeare. "Captain America" was a WWII movie. "Winter Soldier" was a spy thriller. "Ant Man" was a heist film. "Thor: Ragnarok" was a buddy comedy, and so on. So if they're going to put all this effort into a trippy Sci-Fi/horror comedy set in a TV world of old family sitcoms, it's worth a look because they've nailed everything so far. In the MCU We Trust.