WARNING: The following contains constantly updated spoilers for WandaVision, which is now streaming on Disney +. If you are not up to date, stop reading now.
WandaVision is the first Marvel weekly show to premiere on the Disney + streaming service. Starring Elizabeth Olsen as the Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany as Vision, and following the headline heroes as they live a life seemingly trapped in some kind of improvised reality based on classic American sitcoms, it was initially slated for a December 2020 release. , premiering after other MCU property, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. However, that schedule changed thanks to delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing programs to swap launch positions.
WandaVision finally hit Disney + on January 15, 2021, garnering early critical acclaim on sites like Rotten Tomatoes. The show received quite a stir long before its premiere, and it even garnered a greater number of episodes before hitting the screens. It’s also the MCU’s best-reviewed project yet; then again, WandaVision it is not without criticism. Still, bolstered by the promise of accurate comic book characters and more special effects than Avengers: Endgame, the most commercially successful Marvel and Disney film to date. WandaVision continues to garner praise and interest from an audience eager for a a lot of different version of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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WANDAVISION EPISODES REVIEWS AND SUMMARY
CAST, TEAM, AND WANDAVISION INTERVIEWS
Written by Jac Schaeffer and directed by Matt Shakman, WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany as Vision, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo, Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, Kathryn Hahn as Agnes, and Emma Caulfield as Dottie.
There are many secondary MCU characters in WandaVision, and they are still rumored to appear, such as Doctor Stephen Strange and even Spiderman. Most of these speculations are based on hearsay and conjecture, of course, but with each passing day, there seems to be more rumors at the mill. What is confirmed are some of the reappearances of some hardcore MCU characters, like Darcy Lewis from the Thor franchise. Check out the links below to find out about everyone we’ve seen on the show so far, as well as the Marvel characters that may still appear.
WANDAVISION CAMEOS, EASTER EGGS, THEORIES AND RUMORS
WandaVision it’s packed with Marvel cameos and Easter eggs. The Disney + show sneaked into that HUGE Ultron age reference, while an article with Kevin Feige may have subtly revealed the former Avenger, Wonder Man. What about Monica Rambeau’s classic Marvel uniform that was teased and later shown in Episode 7, or those two eggs Easter deep dive, one that references Vision’s ‘brother’, the Grim Reaper? And let’s not forget the finger WandaVision has the pulse of pop culture, given that it included a bernie meme in promoting the series.
If you’re a little nervous about entering the show, which comes steeped in MCU lore, CBR has created a guide to everything you need to see before WandaVision, as well as some clues about Marvel’s big name changes and the VERY strange Nazi. Super villain Swarm, although unfortunately it was later concluded that this particular theory was discredited. That’s been quite the case with the show, dipping decadently in and out of Marvel history, fooling viewers with tantalizing false fronts and luscious feints. Such may be the case when WandaVision repeatedly mocked his great evil as Mephisto! And then there was that mysterious hooded figure, who could certainly be a devil, or simply the personification of Death. Or maybe it was just a foot accessory! With WandaVision, it’s hard to know what is real and what is just a trick of the light.
Avengers References by WandaVision
The Scarlet Witch and Vision began their relationship together as new Avengers in Ultron age, but solidified their romantic bond together over Captain America: Civil War and of course, Infinity war, before he was literally ripped apart by the villain Titan, Thanos. Due to this shared connection, WandaVision It has a lot of references to their shared team, both in members we’ve already seen and those to come, like Vision’s brother Wonder Man, who may appear on the show.
Speaking of siblings, of course, Wanda’s twin Quicksilver has been mentioned many times throughout the series so far. In fact, in WandaVision Episode 5, Quicksilver was reintroduced to the MCU, but not the one we’re used to in the universe. However, this was Evan Peters’ version of the character from Fox’s X-Men movie franchise, not Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s version of the character. On the other hand, the man we see may not Really be Quicksilver at all, but some kind of imposter.
Of course, not only is the character a revealing addition to the show, but also her power: superspeed. The Quicksilver-like speed implication in Vision may mean more of a connection to Wanda’s family. Speaking of family, as the series unfolds, audiences have received nods and mentions of other character relationships on the show, like who founded SWORD, what that means to Monica Rambeau, and of course what happened to her. Later in the series, Monica Finally began to develop his own powers. Passing through “the curse” three times, as the barrier around Westview is affectionately known, he could see a spectrum (one of his superhero aliases in the Marvel comics) of the power that runs throughout, within, and throughout the city. This eventually led to a confrontation with Wanda, whose power she was able to withstand somehow, and then one with Agatha Harkness.
There are also direct links and knowledge nods to events in the MCU that have happened before. WandaVision, like a sly nod to Thor’s Hammer, mjolnir, as well as an interesting nod to an infamous Marvel prison, which may be an interesting promise for the MCU down the road, if the theory turns out to be true. For some other direct references to Earth’s mightiest heroes in WandaVision, as well as some that are more Avengers-adjacent, see the following list:
Easter Eggs by WandaVision
Of course, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is much more than only The Avengers, although it is true that they occupy a large part. Still, WandaVision has shown that it is showing something much more interconnected than just the premiere MCU super team, with secrets woven into the show’s structure.
Did you catch all the secret cues on Wandavision’s promotional materials, like their retro character posters? What about those strange commercials for Strucker watches Y Stark ToastersAnd all the images that have to do with Hydra? In fact, it turns out a LOT is happening with commercials in WandaVision, And we should all pay attention to them!
While Episode 6 had a very strange 90s ad for Yo-Magic yogurt, Episode 7 may have been WandaVisionThe most interesting tease with his antidepressant Nexus. This has everyone speculating that the show could be based on the “Nexus of Realities” in the Marvel universe, or even the M’Kraan crystal. The show’s end credits are also a mosaic of secrets, many of which are still being scrutinized and studied by fans. Take a look at some of the Easter eggs and attachments we found as you delve into the soft tissue of the show:
Villain Rumors by WandaVision
What is a superhero show without the possibility of an imminent threat? The Marvel Cinematic Universe has a litany of antagonistic presences, many of which have a direct connection to the star characters of WandaVision. Ultron by Avengers: Age of UltronFor example, is he Vision’s older “brother”, or perhaps one of his “parents” … or both? Thanos, the great evil of the entire MCU, killed Vision in Avengers: Infinity War, before dying himself in Avengers Endgame. That ended up being a very bad idea, not only because it was revealed that Wanda could have single-handedly destroyed the so-called Mad Titan, if she really wanted to.
But what about other potential Marvel baddies in WandaVision, I like it Dormammu since Strange doctor or even Justin hammer since Iron Man 2? Both are still at large in the universe, and with magical and technological problems attacking the couple in WandaVision, it is not unfounded to assume that it could be one of the enemies. However, perhaps the biggest, and certainly most compelling rumor on the show, is that Marvel’s resident demon, Mephisto, can be entered in the series. If true, that could pose an even greater threat than Thanos.
All we know for now is that the villain of WandaVision it’s unpredictable, according to its star Elizabeth Olsen. But of course there are some other rumors and theories about the WandaVision Villains that could come true, some of which have been teased and others that are still being conceptualized. As of Episode 7, however, it seems that at least one “big bad” has come in the form of Agnes, or as she revealed herself to be, Agatha Harkness, played by Kathryn Hahn. However, is she really a villain, or perhaps just a misunderstood heroine, as she often is in Marvel comics? Or is something bigger, wilder, stranger, and much more dangerous still at play?
WandaVision’s Wildest Theories and Hot Shots
Villains aren’t the only things fans are guessing (and arguing) about. Everything on the show so far has been a heady mix of possibilities and odds, and speculation is at an all-time high. It seems that every minute of the program holds some dark or potentially revealing secret.
Is it true, for example, that Doctor Strange could be causing all the weirdness in WandaVision? The Sorcerer Supreme may be guiding the Scarlet Witch through pain, which could lead to the second Doctor Strange movie, Madness of the multiverse, as Wanda is scheduled to appear in the movie. Of course, it seems almost a fact, but fans are also speculating that Wanda and Vision are caught up in an MCU Truman Show. That would certainly throw an interesting wrinkle to the idea of a Marvel multiverse.
Check out some more theories and hot shots of the CBR mix:
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