The Marvel Cinematic Universe strikes again and this time, it’s in the form of a TV show based on different decades of TV. Except, it’s so much more.
If you’re an avid fan of the MCU like me, then you’ll know it’s all about Easter Eggs and future connections. When WandaVision was officially announced back in 2019, I knew I was going to watch the weekly uploads on Disney+. It’s one of the most expensive TV shows made to date and I want the bragging right to tell my future kids that I watched it as it was happening, but more than that, I wanted to find all of the connections and immediately start predicting Marvel’s Phase 4.
WandaVision didn’t disappoint, especially with its Phase 4 set-up. I was hooked from the double-header release that saw a black and white 50’s themed Wanda and **spoiler** a very much alive Vision in the small town of Westview, New Jersey. From conversations I’ve had with friends, I know not everyone was drawn in right away, but I did find the ones who were confused didn’t have a strong prior knowledge of the MCU. If this sounds like you, maybe it’s best to take some time to binge the entire canon in chronological order. Either way, fear not - if the first two episodes didn’t hook you, the rest of the show will.
From here, there will be plenty of spoilers - you have been warned!
My main takeaway from WandaVision? Wanda Maximoff A.K.A. Scarlet Witch is a force to be reckoned with. And I can’t WAIT to see what she does next.
Twist after twist, the show tactfully reveals the insane reality warping powers that Wanda has been harboring. Constructing an entire city that she has full control of? Being able to even control the townspeople? Making it into a TV show that fits the stereotypes of each decade with each new episode? Scary but badass.
We were also introduced to some amazing new characters. From Jimmy Woo to
Monica Rambeau, I’m still theorizing how they’re going to fit into Phase 4. In the comics, Rambeau runs into Peter Parker. In December, we’re getting a new Spiderman film, I’m just saying!
And what would this article be without mentioning Agatha? True fans of the comics definitely saw her villainous nature coming, but I was blinded and just as betrayed as Wanda by her seemingly caring next door neighbor. Although the series ends with the epic battle between Wanda and Agatha, I have a feeling this isn’t the last we’ll be seeing of Agatha. At least, I really hope not.
By far the most important thing the MCU set up in WandaVision is the multiverse. Ever since Jake Gyllenhal’s Mysterio had an amazingly trippy fight with Tom Holland’s Spiderman, I’ve been a big advocate for the multiverse. Especially because like many others, I’m anxiously waiting for the announcement that Toby
Maguire and Andrew Garfield will be reviving their Spiderman roles within the MCU’s multiverse. There are subtle hints at the multiverse in the funny but revealing commercials throughout the episodes like Nexus antidepressants (read more about it here). But really, the ninth and final episode set up the perfect entry into the multiverse as well as Doctor Strange 2, which Elizabeth Olsen has been
signed on to for a while.
Only time will tell what happens in Phase 4 of the MCU with the multiverse. Will we actually get to see Spidermen of the past? Will we watch Doctor Strange and Wanda team up and explore the multiverse? Who knows. But until then, we’ll just have to make due with rewatching WandaVision and prepping for the exciting future of the MCU.