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Marvel Brought In A Legendary Television Star To Consult on 'WandaVision'

Marvel Brought In A Legendary Television Star To Consult on 'WandaVision'

WandaVision turned to a very important classic television actor to help capture that vintage feel on the Disney+ series – Dick Van Dyke!

In Entertainment Weekly‘s new cover story about the show, it revealed that Marvel boss Kevin Feige consulted Dick and got his advice about the ins and outs of making a classic broadcast TV sitcom. 

“[The Dick Van Dyke Show] can be very broad with silly physical-comedy gags, and yet it never feels false, and I wondered how they did that,” director Matt Shakman shared with the magazine. “His answer was really simple: He basically said that if it couldn’t happen in real life, it couldn’t happen on the show.”

Kevin also shared to new Marvel fans that the sitcom will make sense even if you haven’t seen any of the previously released movies in the Marvel Universe.

“If you haven’t seen any of them and just want to step into this weird thing because you love The Dick Van Dyke Show, it’s going to work,” he says. “But if you’ve been tracking the 23 movies we’ve made and following along the stories into Phase 4, there’ll be a wealth of rewards waiting for you as it all unfolds.”

WandaVision is set in the 1950s after the events of Avengers: Endgame, and will center on Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) living in the suburban town of Westview.

The Disney+ series is expected to premiere in December.
 
Elizabeth also revealed a fun tidbit about the show. See what it was here!

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Photos: Getty, Disney Plus
Posted to: Dick Van Dyke, Disney Plus, teleivsion, WandaVision

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