But, Spellman continues, the chatter in the kitchen is not what you might expect. “Nobody talks about their project,” he reveals. “We’re not allowed to. I mean no clues or anything. They put you in that bubble.”
He continues, “So, imagine if you’re Spider-Man in the MCU, and you’re on top of the Empire State Building. You know what you’re looking at. You know what crime is going on, you might hear a bank alarm. If you see Iron Man flying overhead, or you see Black Widow speeding by in a car, you don’t know where they’re going, you just know something else is happening in the MCU. That’s how they keep us all the time.”
That pretty much lines up with something that Schaeffer herself told us a while back when we asked her if her team was in touch with the filmmaking teams for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Captain Marvel 2 (now renamed The Marvels), since there are direct connections between WandaVision and both films.
“There’s a lot of communication at Marvel that is overseen by the tremendous executives there,” she told us. “And so I’m told what I need to be told for my particular job.”
So just in case you can’t stand all the mystery, red herrings, and deflection surrounding the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, don’t worry: the creatives making the very shows and movies you are craving information about don’t really know what’s going on either. But let’s all admit it — that’s kind of part of the fun.