'WandaVision': Trailer Confirms Disney+ Series is Set After 'Infinity War'

WandaVision has released its latest trailer, which gives Marvel fans their biggest glimpse yet of the upcoming Disney+ series, which is set to be released in late 2020. The teaser answered the biggest question that many fans had about the show starring Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda/Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany as Vision—how will the show feature Vision when the character died in Infinity War, and was not one of those brought back to life in Endgame?

The WandaVision trailer seems to suggest that the Disney+ show will feature Vision because he died in Infinity War, and will take place in a strange reality where Vision has died and yet, clearly, is also still alive.

The fact that the show takes place after Infinity War in a world where Vision is still dead is confirmed in a scene from the promo between Bettany and Kathryn Hahn, who is playing a nosy neighbor character that thanks to the subtitles of the trailer we now know is called Agnes.

The character is in some sort of trance in a car and snaps out of it when Vision touches her. "Am I dead," she asks the robot super, to which he replies, "No! Why would you think that?" Chillingly, she replies, "because you are."

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'WandaVision' starring Elisabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany is set to come to Disney+ in December. Disney+

The opening song may also give some hints as to Vision's fate. Per the closed captions, the opening tune is "Twilight Time" by The Platters, suggesting we are in a dark world and/or a world beyond death.

Of course, this raises a second question—if Vision is dead, then who/what are we seeing in WandaVision? Luckily, the trailer also contains some big hints to the answer.

Clearly, things are not normal in the world of Wanda and Vision. For one, they seem to be trapped in a series of sitcoms from throughout the years, including a laugh track. Also, when Wanda is asked exactly where she and Vision have come from, she seems unable to answer.

According to one fan theory, WandaVision may actually be Marvel's new version of its 2005 comic book story "House of M". In this series, a grief-stricken Scarlet Witch has a mental breakdown which causes her to alter the fabric of reality.

Though in the comics she does this to recreate the children she has lost, it is possible here that she is trying to recreate her home life with her dead lover by channeling some classic sitcom couples. This seems a likely storyline—after all, Wanda's love of classic American television was already established in Captain America: Civil War.

Eagle-eyed Marvel fans even think they have noticed a "House of M" Easter egg in the trailer. In one scene, we see someone pouring a glass of wine using telekinesis. The label on this bottle reads "Mason du Mepris," which one Twitter user translated to "House of Misery"—a.k.a. "House of M".

If you notice closely the wine bottle label translates to the house of misery which is an easter egg for house of m. So, I think they could totally go forward with this storyline pic.twitter.com/a9Ybk6wM97

— Pranav (@pranav_mitan) September 21, 2020

However, this is not quite the right translation of the word "mepris", which technically means "contempt" or "disdain" rather than "misery" in French. However, a reference to a "house of contempt" does not bode well for whatever is going on between Wanda and Vision in their new '50s sitcom home.

As for the trailer itself, its YouTube caption hints: "The series is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems."

The idea that Wanda has created her own alternate reality also ties into something else we know about WandaVision; that it ties into the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which is expected to see Olsen star alongside Benedict Cumberbatch.

It seems as if wherever Wanda and Vision are in WandaVision, it is just one of many mad realities in the multiverse that Scarlet Witch and Stephen Strange will have to contend with in the 2022 movie.

WandaVision is coming in 2020 to Disney+.