Marvel’s New Disney+ Series ‘WandaVision’

Dana Colston

On January 15th, Marvel released a new show that leads the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or the MCU, into its fourth phase. WandaVision’s initial release consisted of two of the nine total episodes and included the familiar faces of Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Vision, played by Paul Bettany.
In an interview, head writer of WandaVision, Jac Schaeffer, stated, “It was almost like doing a period piece, especially with the 50s and 60s.”
WandaVision is a sitcom-style MCU series following Wanda and Vision after the events of Endgame in their new suburban life, but they begin to suspect that not all is as perfect as it seems. The show goes through the eras of sitcom television, starting from the 1950s all the way to the 2000s.
“I thought the show was going to be a flop when I first saw the trailer. The trailers for WandaVision are kind of chaotic and confusing. However, when I watched the first episode, I was really surprised by it…and that made me look forward to the future episodes,” said Amina Ahmed, 8.
Not much information was given about WandaVision prior to its release other than trailers and a few preview scenes from the show. Many theories have been created about the show due to its enigmatic nature and perplexing scenes.
“I think Wanda and Vision are stuck in an alternate reality. I think Hydra may have put them in there or it is a scheme to somehow bring Vision back to life,” said Amina Ahmed, 8.
Many viewers were left confused after seeing Vision in the new show. (Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame spoilers ahead) Vision was killed twice in Avengers: Infinity War, once by Wanda, who had to destroy his life force, the Mind Stone, to save half of all life in the universe, and next by Thanos, the notorious villain of Endgame, who brought Vision back to life using the Time Stone, just to take his life once again. Vision was killed before “The Snap”, a snap that Thanos completed with all six Infinity Stones, which wiped out half of all life in the universe to achieve his goal of a universe free of suffering. Vision wasn’t brought back in Endgame, as only the characters killed by the snap were brought back, and was thought to be permanently gone.
“At one point there was going to be a tag where [Wanda] opened a sort of body bag drawer, and there was The Vision,” said Paul Bettany. Bettany refers to an unused post-credit scene in Endgame that would’ve perfectly set up WandaVision in the MCU.
The distinctive new installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that’s kicking off phase four with a bang, WandaVision, is a show to remember.