“WandaVision” — the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe project — will hit the streaming airwaves on Friday, and it apparently draws inspiration from ’80s and ’90s sitcom shows like “Full House.”
What’s going on?
“WandaVision” — which will center on “Avengers” stars Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) as they live in a sitcom-like world — apparently draws inspiration from “Full House,” “The Brady Bunch” and the “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”
“(Family sitcoms) meant a lot to us, dated and silly as they may seem, there’s a comfort factor there. That was the primary factor behind the comic inspiration versus what led us to putting putting these ideas together,” Feige said. “There is a wonderful thing that happened with Matt’s background (as a child actor) as he’s talked about, which is so amazing. Lizzie’s background with her sisters (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen), which didn’t even occur to me until I think we were standing in the writers room with pictures of ‘Full House’ on the wall and I went ‘Oh, right.’”
One note — “Full House” starred Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, the twin older sisters of Elizabeth Olsen, who stars on the show.
‘WandaVision’ is based off of all sitcoms:
“I would get ready for the day and watch some old sitcom because I couldn’t take the news anymore,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “Getting ready to go to set over the last few years, I kept thinking of how influential these programs were on our society and on myself, and how certainly I was using it as an escape from reality where things could be tied up in a nice bow in 30 minutes.”