The MCU finally explores how Dark Avengers: Endgame’s Blip really was

A showdown between Rambeau and Heyward on WandaVision confirms just how bad things got after Thanos snapped his fingers in Avengers: Infinity War.

A heated moment in WandaVision has confirmed just how dark the world got after Thanos snapped his fingers and decimated half the universe’s population in Avengers: Infinity War. The event, known as Blip, shook the world to its foundations and created the terrible and desperate mood of Avengers Endgame with the world struggling to come to terms with the consequences and then readjusting in equally significant ways when the entire missing population suddenly reappeared.

But so far, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has yet to fully show the truly grim reality of the Blip, or even how people are still struggling after the reverse snap and the return of those who were dusted off. There were some superficial support groups in EndgameY Spider-Man: Far From Home made some lighthearted jokes at the expense of the event, but the sheer trauma of Thanos’s actions has never been properly portrayed on screen.

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That has changed with WandaVision. In a brief flashback in Episode 4, “We Disrupt This Show,” Monica Rambeau returns to the world of the living after the Hulk’s restorative snap. We also see the total chaos that the return brought with it, with a hospital invaded and panic seized by the supposed dead coming back to life. It’s the first time that the MCU has truly taken the fallout of the return of half the world seriously, a moment of recognition needed after such a devastating development.

In the latest episode, “All-New Halloween Spooktacular!”, Monica clashes with SWORD director Tyler Hayward, who explains that the years between Blip and the town’s eventual return were incredibly dark and hardened those who remained. . behind, especially when it comes to trusting those with superpowers. It’s the moment when Hayward goes from being a reluctant ally to someone whose worldview is actively opposed to Monica’s. It’s unfair to classify Hayward as a villain, because he’s clearly deeply affected by Blip’s trauma and he’s actively trying to save as many lives as possible, but it’s still a sad twist.

The trauma of Hayward and others also clearly reflects what is happening with Wanda. After enduring the terrible trauma of Vision’s death, Wanda has grown into a tougher and more obsessive character, hell-bent on shaping reality so that she feels safe and comfortable, even if she knows deep down that she will never be there again. good. Her growing Scarlet Witch powers and abilities now seem almost limitless, pushed to the limit by her pain and rage.

WandaVision It was sold in part for its fun, meta concept, and Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany have more than proven that they have authentic comedy chops, but this is countered by a sad and dark story, one of the darkest the MCU has ever told. It’s a story about trying to avoid pain and loss in unconventional ways, but that darkness must be faced and considered by both Wanda and the world at large.

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  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)Release Date: Jul 09, 2021
  • Eternals (2021)Release Date: Nov 05, 2021
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming 3 (2021)Release Date: Dec 17, 2021
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)Release date: March 25, 2022
  • Thor: love and thunder (2022)Release Date: May 06, 2022
  • Black Panther 2 (2022)Release Date: Jul 08, 2022
  • Captain Marvel 2 (2022)Release Date: Nov 11, 2022

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