‘WandaVision’ Could Change the Future of the MCU Forever

by Jeremy Spirogis
Elizabeth Olsen

When Marvel first introduced WandaVision final 12 months, nobody knew what to make of it — not even the individuals who had been in it. Based on the artwork put out on the time, it appeared to put Wanda and Vision in ’50s home bliss, a la Leave it to Beaver or I Love Lucy.

Flash ahead a 12 months later, and the stakes have gotten a lot increased. With the seemingly limitless launch date shuffles prompted by the pandemic, WandaVision has change into not solely the primary new Marvel/Disney+ TV present, but in addition the primary MCU product of any sort since Spider-Man: Far From Home. 

The stakes for ‘WandaVision’ went increased

Elizabeth Olsen
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When Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen appeared at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019, they took followers unexpectedly. First of all, Bettany’s Vision had died in Avengers: Infinity War, so what was he doing in one other Marvel present? Second of all, the premise simply sounded unusual. 50s TV appeared to combine with Marvel superheroes about in addition to oil and water. 

Still, despite the fact that folks had been puzzled, they had been very curious. Then, curiosity piqued when a Super Bowl spot exhibiting all of the MCU TV exhibits revealed that WandaVision wasn’t nearly 50s TV — it was spoofing sitcoms via a number of many years, together with The Brady Bunch and Roseanne.

Then the pandemic occurred, with that halting manufacturing on what was speculated to be the primary MCU present, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. 

That left WandaVision first in line. Initially the present had been anticipated to seem in December, however Marvel final week introduced the present would premiere January 15.

That made 2020 the primary 12 months with no MCU product since 2009. Fans had been upset, however sarcastically, early 2021 was when WandaVision was initially supposed to start out anyway.  That stated, WandaVision continues to be the launchpad for each Disney+ Marvel exhibits and for Phase Four of the MCU. 

How do followers suppose the present might change the MCU?

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Fans have already endlessly analyzed each the Super Bowl trailer and the trailer particularly for WandaVision, looking for clues as to what it’s about. Even with out the advantage of these previews, followers know the present is a sport changer only for its format. After all, there aren’t many superhero sitcoms.

One fan on Reddit stated: “If Marvel can literally pull off an old-timey sitcom, even for just [an] episode or two, nothing should be off the table.”

That Reddit thread was based mostly on a quote by Bettany from Games Radar, who was requested if this present felt smaller scale as a result of it was on TV. He answered, “Frankly, what I have been surprised about is that it felt just as large as any other Marvel movie, with the same sort of production values. It’s been just wonderful. The writers – Jac Schaeffer and Matt Shakman, steered by Kevin Feige – it’s such a big swing that they’re taking. I think that this is [Marvel’s] biggest swing yet. It’s absolutely bonkers.”

Fans have seized on that “bonkers” quote, with one fan saying, “I actually need ‘It’s completely Bonkers’ on a t-shirt. Preferably a Wandavision official merch.”

Is ‘WandaVision’ nonetheless linked to different Marvel works? 

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One of essentially the most intriguing points of WandaVision was that it was supposed to connect with Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness, which was initially supposed to come back out in May of 2021, just a few months after WandaVision completed its run. Another Marvel TV present, Loki, was speculated to feed into that film too. 

Now, nonetheless, with the discharge dates having modified, Multiverse of Madness is meant to be final in line for Phase 4, in March of 2022 – a couple of 12 months after WandaVision and/ or Loki runs.  Would it’s smart for a present to steer right into a film with that lengthy a niche?

Marvel’s plans with the TV exhibits have been a bit cloudy, however Disney has made it clear that their streaming outlet is excessive precedence for them. After a topsy turvy 2020, hopefully 2021 will deliver issues into sharper focus. 

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