Creating WandaVision’s visual effects, from old-school sitcom gags to Vision’s CG face
WandaVision was an important moment for Disney. It was the company’s first attempt to expand its Marvel Cinematic Universe to its streaming service, Disney Plus, after over a decade focused on theatrical releases. And a big part of keeping that continuity was the visuals. WandaVision was a relatively strange show, with a storyline that spanned a few decades of sitcom history, and it had the aesthetics to match. But it managed to combine black-and-white Bewitched-style visuals with classic, city-spanning MCU battles in a way that somehow felt natural.
According to Tara DeMarco, a visual effects supervisor on the show, the approach to WandaVision’s special effects wasn’t any different because it was destined for living rooms. “The visual…