WandaVison adds new intrigue and complexity to Marvel Universe


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WandaVision is an intriguing show which takes place after Avengers: Endgame.

Disney+, the gift that keeps on giving. Since the arrival of the popular streaming platform, Disney+ has given Star Wars and Marvel fans so much new material to keep us happy. When it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), they have some of the best films in the industry, but I had always felt like they lacked what other big franchises like Star Wars had: TV shows diving into smaller subcategories of the main story line. Sure you have shows on Netflix like The Punisher, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Daredevil, and Agent Carter, but they feel very disconnected from the movies. Fans have been yearning for shows that deal with the main multiverse and we finally have WandaVision.

Taking place after Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, the first five episodes of the show have been setting a foundation, and further building the characters of Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) through living their lives in a multi-decade fabricated sitcom. As the episodes progress, you slowly see the facade put up by unknown forces crack, and Wanda’s true colors are shown in her effort to keep this facade from being destroyed. Throughout the show, you also see Vision, an android who, despite dying years prior, is somehow alive and is slowly picking up on small clues about what is happening to him and the people of Westville, New Jersey, where the show takes place.

As all this is happening, Pietro Maximoff (Evan Peters), Wanda’s superhero twin known as Quicksilver, appears. However, her brother died during Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the actor playing Quicksilver is from the X-Men franchise. The X-Men franchise takes place in a universe created by Fox that has, until now, been assumed to be completely separate from the MCU. While this could just be a one-off cameo, it also may be the beginning of a multiverse connecting Fox’s movies and Disney’s MCU.

…The show, while it is a continuation of past movies, can be enjoyed by people who have not kept up with the franchise.

— Ethan Tureson

Many people also speculate that WandaVision will follow a comic book storyline in which Wanda tries to wipe out the X-gene, which creates mutants like her, in an event known as The Decimation. This would make sense as it seems Vision is on to her trick, and is most likely the only person strong enough to stop this charade from continuing. If Vision is successful in destroying the bubble of Westville, it could result in his death and therefore the downfall of Wanda’s mental health, which could lead to drastic conclusions.

I feel Disney+ is on the right track with WandaVision. While it’s not exactly in line with the comic books, I think it will still make an interesting and intriguing story if they were to connect the universes of Fox and Disney. The show itself, while starting off slow, has been really interesting in how they have portrayed the characters.

Disney+ has done a good job in making everything feel just slightly off in Westview which gives it an almost eerie feeling. The show is also filled with small easter eggs from other Marvel movies which makes it a little bit more engaging for people who have been following past movies. I think the show also perfectly encapsulates what pain and suffering does to the human mind as shown in Wanda’s character development and could also lead to The Decimation, which has only been seen in the comic books. I think the show, while it is a continuation of past movies, can be enjoyed by people who have not kept up with the franchise.

Overall, I think the show is a solid watch and will lead to big things in the coming years if the multiverses are connected during it. The series is rated a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, and I feel it is deserving of its score.