Assembled

Disney + has dropped a new documentary to help with the withdrawal pains from having no WandaVision this Friday.

I have to say that this week has been nowhere near as electric as the last eight weeks because I did not constantly think about the week as sections that brought me closer to seeing WandaVision. So having this new show, called Assembled, arrived on Disney + as a bridge from the epicness of WandaVision to next week’s debut of Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Assembled went behind the scenes of the making of WandaVision and had interviews from many key cast members including Elizabeth Olson, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn, Teyonah Parris, Kat Dennings and Randall Park. But we also had a chance to hear from the director of the entire series, Matt Shakman, who also appeared last week on Kevin Smith and Marc Bernardan’s show Fatman Beyond. We heard from the creators of the theme songs for the different decades, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who were Oscar winners for their work on Frozen and Coco.

The show talked about the use of a live studio audience for the recording of the early sitcom episodes and how that energy both helped and frightened the cast. They spoke with Debra Jo Rupp about her character and she said how excited she was to be able to do some of the work associated with Marvel movies.

It would have been nice to have heard from Kevin Feige about the show, which had been described as his “baby” but we did hear from the creator/showrunner of WandaVision, Jac Schaeffer, Schaeffer was also the head writer of the show.

This doc was just a fun look at a set with a group of people who clearly loved what they were doing. The passion from everyone was obvious and there is no wonder why this show became such a cultural icon over the last couple of months. Assembled filled that void nicely, giving me something to satisfy that itch until the MCU returns next Friday to Disney +.

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