Do not misunderstand WandaVision wrapped up all your emotional loose ends. Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth olsen) was waging a war against his own pain, one that he couldn’t simply subdue and another that the sudden and miraculous appearance of Reed Richards or Magneto wouldn’t have changed one bit. WandaVision it was a story about coping, adorned with witch spells and robot fights, and it told that story to its conclusion, beautifully. However, the shared universe nature of the MCU means that its stories never really end. They hang strings and drop breadcrumbs, to be collected in the next movie, the next phase or years on the road, if your name is “Adam. ”
WandaVision left many questions in the air. Let’s discuss:
Where is White Vision?
I think the more pressing question is what we can call this man besides White Vision. Nobody needs to write “White Vision Explained” on the internet in 2021. Double vision? iVision? Command + Vision? We will work it out. But we have to think of something, because WandaVision It’s certainly not the last we’ve seen of Paul bettanyIt is a slightly less colorful synthezoid. After the most branding battle of wits imaginable within a library, Vision Classic uploaded the memories that made him human, his creation, falling in love with Wanda, dying twice, into the organic material of the New Vision. It is no longer a “weapon to be easier to control”, Vision takes off to who knows where and we never see it again.
So it seems that Paul bettany he’s not done with the MCU like the gaping hole in his head that was left after Endgame might suggest. For the record, literally, just building a new body for a dead character and hitting copy and paste on their memories is the most accurate thing from a comic that has ever happened in the MCU. Death in comic book storytelling has a 5% success rate. What is more concerning is what it means for Wanda’s journey. Part of WandaVisionThe resolution is for Wanad to realize that he needs to let Vision go; or, at least, the Vision that he manifested as an extension of his pain. If he comes back againDoes the cycle just repeat itself?
Where is Agatha Harkness?
One of the biggest points of interest heading into the end of WandaVision is whether or not the show would kill Agatha Harkness, thus depriving us of more. Kathryn hahn in the MCU. Fortunately, everyone involved can recognize when they have found the gold, but the way Agatha said goodbye leaves us with a few questions. Wanda sentences Agatha to the puppet comedy life of someone trapped in the Westview Anomaly, mind controlled to believe that she is the “nosy neighbor” forever. But then Wanda immediately … dissolves the Westview Anomaly, returning the city to its original state. Without further details, we just assume that Westview residents return to their normal, modern lives, but now there is a crazy woman with a 1950s wardrobe who occasionally breaks into her front door to share the hot gossip.
The point is, Agatha is still around, officially graduating the character to more than one unique villain. Hahn should be happy. “Now that I’ve tried it, I’m like, ahh. I really, really love it,” he recently said of his time in the MCU. I can’t stress enough how much this franchise would improve by using Kathryn Hahn as an agent of chaos who appears every third or fourth movie.
How will the world feel about Wanda?
It is fair and correct to feel for Wanda; stand out with Wanda; understand that depression sometimes spreads outward, causing victims. But also: Mind controlling an entire city of people against their will? Pretty bad! In the 10-plus years since Tony Stark was first unmasked as Iron Man, the world has endured some pretty gigantic screams from the Avengers. Hulk destroys the entire city of Johannesburg. Mass casualties in Lagos. Probably weeks of flight delays because Ant-Man got on a plane in Germany. But the events of WandaVision They are the first to appear to the outside world as a direct act of aggression from one of Earth’s most powerful heroes. What’s more, this is a world still staggering of the half of the population that came back into existence just a week before. A population looks to their heroes and finds one of them manipulating a city in New Jersey to act out his personal comedy fantasies. That’s a yikes.
The bigger question might be how Wanda feels about the world. You certainly learn a lesson at the end of WandaVision, but only up to a point. “They will never know what you sacrificed for them”, Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) tells Wanda, who, wow, she misinterprets the line between “understanding that someone is suffering” and “being thankful that they decided to free you from a hellish mental prison.” And even the lesson Wanda learns doesn’t extend to the dangers of chaos magic. Already girl fold down, retreating to a mountain cabin to continue meddling in forces that endanger reality itself. (To see how that little bugaboo will drive straight to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Insanity, head here.)
Who was the aerospace engineer?
I hardly want to dwell on this, because by all accounts, showrunner Jac schaeffer He never intended Monica’s anonymous “aerospace engineer” to be a big revelation. But wow! Monica actually came within two inches of looking directly at the camera and said, “I know an aerospace engineer who would be up to this challenge.” The only way he could have felt more like a thing is if she continued with “and he would be fantastic. “That’s not to say that it makes sense for Marvel to randomly debut The Fantastic Four in an unrelated television series, but it’s worth noting that we don’t know the identity of the aerospace engineer at all. Instead, Monica meets Major Goodner (Rachael thompson), a helpful friend from the military who is definitely not an aerospace engineer, much less one who is up to the challenge. He was so confident in that space rover and then he blew up the Westview anomaly like a bulldog with a box on its head.
Who was that person in witness protection?
It’s completely possible WandaVision introduced the idea that a Westview resident was living under the Witness Protection Program only to get FBI agent Jimmy Woo (Randall Park) and her sweet sleight-of-hand skills involved. In which case, heck yeah, I’ll have a plate of red herring just for more Randall Park. But it’s such an oddly specific detail that it’s no surprise that the audience raved about it, and it’s hard not to realize that we never knew the identity of the missing person. I guess that’s the goal of the Witness Protection Program. But what if the missing Westview residence matters in the future?
The prevailing theory is that Ralph Bohner (Evan Peters) is our mystery man, mainly for three reasons. 1) He has random headshots around his attic, 2) He still finds his own last name funny, and 3) There just has to be a reason to release 20th Century Fox’s Quicksilver that isn’t a joke, right? Of course, theories beget bigger theories, and that leads to the “Ralph Bohner” idea. is Fox’s Quicksilver, for some reason living in Westview under a different name. Even if he was just a puppet to Agatha, my man still had superspeed. But that theory is just as hard to believe at the same time. It would involve the remarkably calm Jimmy Woo being extremely calm in harboring a mutant from another universe and not saying anything when he appeared on Darcy’s television screen.
Maybe it will eventually be a big problem down the road. Or maybe we’ll literally never hear from this person again. Either way, WandaVision It was an eight-week emotional journey that, in my opinion, set a new standard for the way Marvel tells stories. When you hit that specific mark so straightforward, no everybody questions need an answer.
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