WandaVision's Paul Bettany reveals why Disney+ insisted on filming in front of live studio audience in Marvel first

WANDAVISION'S Paul Bettany revealed why Disney+ insisted on filming in front of a live studio audience.

The upcoming Disney+ series – taking place between Avengers: Endgame and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – follows Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) as they live non-superhero suburban lives.

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The scenes are styled after classic sitcoms like the Dick Van Dyke Show, The Brady Bunch and Full House – which includes a live studio audience.

Bettany confirms the first few episodes are strictly following this style, but as the Scarlet Witch and Vision discover their perfect life isn't as it seems.

Speaking on the Reelblend podcast, Bettany said: "It was so much fun, and there was a practical reason for it, which is you're trying to have exactly the same production values as you would in one of the movies.

"So being able to shoot one episode in two days and really curtail the amount of time you're spending on those early episodes – and shooting them as they would have been shot in the 1950s, with three-camera setups and through sets that are built on a stage with an audience – you get through it really quickly.


"And then you're able to bank that time to shoot the action."

The audience were bound by strict NDAs to make sure none of the show's secrets were leaked.

WandaVision follows the Scarlet Witch as she uses her immense reality altering powers to bring her lover Vision back from the dead.

It will see them both living in alternate realities of Earth after Vision was killed by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War.

The show has previously been teased as the MCU's first sitcom, while the cast described it as "bonkers".

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