Wandavision: Awkward or Awesome Start to MCU phase 4


Just over two years ago everyone and their grandma packed into theatres to watch the Avengers take on Thanos and restore balance to the whole universe. We went from Avengers: Endgame breaking the box office record by making a staggering 2.798 billion dollars, toMarvel studios questioning putting their newest film, Black Widow, into theatres. After nearly a year and a half without MCU content Wandavision’s first two episodes  debuted on disney plus. Was it worth the hiatus or has Marvel disappointed with their first new property to kick off after the Infinity saga?  

Personally, just three episodes in, I’m intrigued for what’s going to happen next and I think the first three episodes are solid enough.

The episodes play out like sit-coms from the 50’s and 60’s taking inspiration from sit-coms like ‘I love Lucy’ which is extremely strange when you think of Marvel you think of 200 million blockbuster movies filled with action, and that’s the opposite of what Wandavision is.

The show is a deep dive into the mind of Elizabeth Olsen’s character Wanda Maximoff on how she’s handling the death of the love of her life: Paul Bettany’s ‘Vision’.

It’s hard to give an overall grade since we only have 3 episodes but so far each episode has been better than the previous. When watching, you’re confused and intrigued by the concept of Wanda and Vision being a regular old family in the 60’s, and you wonder about the reality of the situation, knowing Vision died in Avenger: Infinity War. 

For me it was hard to latch onto the show. To start, it was so different from previous films and shows in the MCU, but when the show starts peeling away and giving you hints at the overall answer, you slowly get aboard the train and attach to the world and characters. 

Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen have some of the best chemistry I’ve seen in a comic book property, mixed with the superb writing, beautiful cinematography, and the scenes of Wanda and Vision slowly figuring out what’s really going on play out like a full on thriller with the dropping music and subtlety of the scene playing out, Wandavision is a must watch if you’re a fan of the MCU.

Given we’re only three episodes in so these could change but these are a few of my theories for the rest of the show

Wanda has created a separate reality trapping this whole town in her bubble of her definition of the ‘Perfect life’ with her deceased lover.

The organization S.W.O.R.D (Sentient Weapon Observation and Response Division, first appearing in the end credits of Spider-Man: Far From Home) is going to be the main players in trying to get Wanda out this reality bubble freeing the town and Wanda. 

A new villain will appear in the last 2 episodes requiring the help of Doctor Strange to come into the scene and help free Wanda.

This might be obvious, but I think by the end of the show they will actually kill Vision and finish his arc and relationship with Wanda.

One of the babies Wanda had in episode three will be played by Evan Peters and be a new version of Quicksilver.

Full Review coming when the show concludes.