WandaVision's Elizabeth Olsen reveals how show fits into Marvel Universe timeline – with surprise link to Doctor Strange

WANDAVISION'S Elizabeth Olsen has revealed how the show fits into the Marvel Universe timeline – with a surprise link to Doctor Strange.

The new Marvel series premieres on Disney+ on Friday and sees Elizabeth reprise her role as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch alongside Paul Bettany as Vision.

The trailer for the series reveals a much quirkier approach to a superhero show or film than what's gone before, as the couple work their way through the decades paying homage to various sitcoms along the way.

Revealing a little more about the show, Elizabeth explained how it will directly lead into Marvel movie, Doctor Strange 2, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

She said on Good Morning America: "There's never much we can talk about in Marvel, but I do think WandaVision is a natural progression into what happens in Doctor Strange 2.

"I think [Marvel boss] Kevin Feige is doing a really amazing job intertwining the television format with the films so that we can tell more interesting stories moving forward."

Entertainment Weekly previously noted during a visit to the WandaVision set, writing: "Ideally, Marvel hopes WandaVision will be just the pilot episode of a long-running TV dynasty; the studio is already hard at work developing seven additional shows, with each one connecting to past and future films.

"WandaVision, Feige notes, will directly set up the 2022 film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, with Olsen’s witch playing a key role alongside Benedict Cumberbatch’s sorcerer.

"With the pandemic shuffling release dates, Marvel is also taking extra care to ensure the new schedule won’t spoil story continuity."

As well as linking into Doctor Strange 2, WandaVision will also form a loose trilogy with the currently untitled Spiderman 3 film.

Elizabeth previously told Jimmy Kimmel: "I think I can say it's Wanda and Vision living their suburban sitcom dreams.

"We cover all of American sitcoms, starting with the '50s, a la Dick Van Dyke, and progress to the '00s. And there's a reason for it!"

She continued: "It's not just a fun trick we do. We tried to film every episode as authentically as we could to each decade.

"In the '50s, we filmed in front of a live studio audience, filled with so many NDAs. It was really strange and fun."

WandaVision premieres on Disney+ on Friday, January 15.

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