The second trailer for WandaVision—which starts in just over a month, on January 15th—is much like the first, but… creepier? Happy couple Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) are still dancing mysteriously through decades of sitcom history, but this new trailer ramps up their confusion—and the suggestion that someone, or something, is doing this to them.
There are mysteries aplenty in the very premise of this show: Why isn’t Vision dead, like he was by the end of Endgame? Where are the other Avengers? When the heck does this take place, really? But now there are plenty of other questions: Why don’t they remember anything? Why do other people (hi, Monica Rambeau!) not remember anything? And why are all the neighbors, uh, like this?
If the first look at the show built up the sitcom world, now it’s coming apart—basic bits of Wanda and Vision’s lives are glitching and sputtering out, shifting and changing. The effect is eerie and disconcerting and promising and, oh yeah, Darcy (Kat Dennings) shows up in this trailer! About time we get to hang out with her again.
WandaVision was never meant to kick off Marvel’s Phase 4, but scheduling shifts due to the pandemic changed things around so that this is our first look at the next era in the MCU. The show will directly lead into Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. As Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told Entertainment Weekly last month, “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.”