The art of fencing is a recurring trend not only in the Wednesday trailer, but also in The Addams Family movies of the 1990s. The teaser for “Wednesday” has the title character attending several different schools, but she ends up being sent to Nevermore Academy after throwing sacks full of piranhas into a swimming pool. Upon her arrival in Nevermore, she is introduced to several people and a scene shows Wednesday at a fencing match. For longtime fans of The Addams Family, this should highlight how important sword fighting is to the creepy and wacky family, and it seems like they all have some affinity for the fighting style.
In The Addams Family, Gomez (Raul Julia) defends his attorney, Tully (Dan Hedaya). Tully attempts to deliver a fatal blow to the Addams family patriarch, but Gomez effortlessly counters, calling his battling opponents “dirty pool.” Not only is Gomez keen on a blade, but both Wednesday (Christina Ricci) and Pugsley (Jimmy Workman) create a Shakespearean-style fencing play that borrows a line from Hamlet. Equipped with packs of blood, her piece covers the audience with artificial arterial blood. Ultimately, the Addams family has a penchant for swordsmanship, and it’s great to see the upcoming Wednesday series head in the same direction.