Matt Shakman, the director of WandaVision, has commented on if the series has its own “Baby Yoda” moment to rival fellow Disney+ series The Mandalorian.
The Mandalorian was always going to do well for Disney+ but when fans first laid their eyes on Grogu (also known as Baby Yoda), its popularity was set in stone. It was a big moment for the series and generated an incredible amount of buzz and discussion.
Well, now it’s Marvel’s turn to try the Disney+ series thing and WandaVision, directed by Matt Shakman, is their first attempt. But does it have its own “Baby Yoda” moment or does it even need one? Shakman gave ComicBook.com his thoughts:
“Who could predict such a thing? I mean, the baby Yoda reveal was so amazing, loved that as a viewer. I was so excited about it. And then the recent Luke reveal at the end of season two, incredible, I mean. Those guys have done a brilliant job. Hats off to them, for sure.
“I would never be so bold as to say that we had a Baby Yoda moment but we certainly, you know, we’re trying to tell a story that is about these two amazing characters. These characters that have made an indelible impression despite having relatively little screen time over the last you know, four or five films. You know, when they’re, you’re competing in these Avengers movies for attention with all these different characters and all these different storylines. The fact that Vision and Wanda have been such a powerful, you know, duo. And I think people are very taken. I am certainly with their love story. And then we’re able to tell this amazing story. This romance over nine episodes, But also an adventure story, a mystery a thriller, and a comedy. It’s going to all these different places. So, whether you have one baby Yoda moment or a bunch of smaller baby Yoda moments, the ultimate thing for me as a storyteller is that the cumulative power of these nine episodes is a really satisfying journey. And that people will be pulled in from beginning to end.”
Whether WandaVision has a moment to rival the introduction of Grogu really doesn’t matter. What keeps The Mandalorian thriving today is the quality of its storytelling so if WandaVision can give us something similar, they will do just fine.
Marvel Studios’ captivating new series WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany and marks the first series from Marvel Studios streaming exclusively on Disney+. 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.
WandaVision is set to premiere January 15th, 2021, and features a cast that includes Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany (Vision), Kat Dennings (Darcy Lewis), Randall Park (Agent Jimmy Woo), Teyonah Parris (Empire) as Monica Rambeau, and Kathryn Hahn (Bad Moms) as Agnes.