WandaVision has landed on Disney Plus but just where was the series filmed? What filming locations were used to create its various sitcom eras?
Since it was announced in April 2019, Marvel’s first Disney+ TV show, WandaVision, has been a long time coming.
At long last, in January 2021, WandaVision finally kicked off Phase 4 of the MCU when it released to the Disney+ streaming service.
But just where was WandaVision filmed? What locations were used to create its various sitcom eras?
WandaVision on Disney+
WandaVision will premiere on Disney+ on January 15th, 2021.
Thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is the first release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Spider-Man: Far From Home in July 2019.
The series centres on Wanda Maximoff and Vision, placing the two Avengers characters in a period sitcom setting.
However, while Wanda and Vision’s lives seem perfectly happy to begin with, not everything is as it seems.
Where is WandaVision filmed?
- WandaVision was filmed primarily in Atlanta, Georgia while Burbank and Los Angeles in California also served as locations.
Filming on WandaVision largely took place at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in the state of Georgia while much of the Atlanta metropolitan area played host to exterior location shoots.
Shooting also took place at the Warner Bros. Ranch in Burbank, California, specifically on Blondie Street which plays host to the fountain seen in the opening titles of the sitcom Friends.
Filming on WandaVision began in November 2019 but had to be halted in midway through March 2020 owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
It wasn’t until September 2020 that filming could resume and when it did, the cast and crew – which had moved to Los Angeles – had to abide by strict Covid-19 safety protocols until the project wrapped in November 2020.
WandaVision’s sitcom inspirations
It is clear from the get-go that WandaVision takes inspiration from the television sitcoms of old, beginning with the 1950s and working its way through several eras.
This is shown especially well in the way each era was filmed.
Episode 1 for example, which pays homage to The Dick Van Dyke Show, used 1950s era-appropriate camera lenses and lighting setups in order to give it the true 50s feel.
On top of that, episode 1 was even filmed in front of a live studio audience to give the actors some added pressure and the genuine feeling that they were performing in a 50s sitcom.
Throughout the series, similar techniques can be found, including the use of a dialect coach to assist the actors in portraying characters from the show’s various time periods, to era-specific special effects and a cheesy-but-appropriate laugh track that harkens back to the likes of Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie.
And finally, during filming, crew members dressed in period-specific outfits and in the black and white scenes, Paul Bettany’s Vision was painted blue rather than red as the colour appeared better in the black and white image.
WandaVision is available to stream now on Disney+ after premiering on January 15th, 2021.
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