“What the f*ck was that?”
Is that what you were thinking after the first 2 episodes of Marvel Studios first foray into television? I feel like a lot of people may have been thinking that way.
“WHERE IS MY BANANAS COMIC BOOK ACTION I’M USED TO?”
Totally fair, but that isn’t the life for Wanda. From her background in comics, her life has always been a little magic; Except her powers were of course genetic, rather than imbued by the power of an infinity stone. And I think that’s what Wandavision is starting to approach. It’s this reconciliation of the established norm, with one which may move us forward into a universe including mutants. Heck, it could even end up being that she’s the one who starts the proverbial mutant “big bang”.
But could that happen in 6 episodes? Or maybe not at all…
So I put it to social to say “Hey! Got a question about Wandavision cause what the f*ck was that?”. And I barely got anything back, cause that’s the nature of social and I’m not really that interesting so…
Q: Do you think WandaVision will be one of the “one and done” MCU shows on Disney+?
— OneTakeKate (@OneTakeKate) January 19, 2021
It’s very fitting that Wandavision could be a one-off series. We know this series leads toward Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which may or may not have its own ties to Spider-Man Three. So Wanda’s reality-bending shenanigans in Wandavision may simply be the catalyst for the wider ramifications of multiverse inception in the MCU. Yet, the series could also come and go when it likes, with other seasons playing on sitcoms in more modern times or even different genres of television!
But right now, I think I can commit to Wandavision being one season for now. And after the feature films, they’ll come back to it and see if it’s needed again to further flesh out more of the new MCU to come.
Wandas powers aren’t greatly explored in the movies but as a MUTANT she has the ability to manipulate reality altogether. Do you think she’s created an alternative universe for herself to cope with the trauma of the Avengers movies.
— D.G ✨ (@DevilWearsGada) January 19, 2021
Right now, Wanda isn’t a mutant. She’s an “Enhanced” being with the ability to do “weird” stuff. What I think Wandavision will explore, is the evolution of what she currently wields and where this comes from. Kevin Feige has already confirmed that Wanda could have taken Thanos solo, so we know her current level of power is at the top-end of the MCU. With that in mind, and her reality-bending, it could end up being that the Mind Stone simply awoke a dormant power or gene within her, that’s grown as exponentially as her trauma. Just how this all comes together, may or may not be answered by seasons end.
SO THERE YOU HAVE IT.
Ideas. Ramblings. Realities. And I haven’t even touched on more of the magic stuff which will hopefully become more prevalent as she marches toward her time under the potential tutelage of one Sorcerer Supreme.
ONWARD TO EPISODE 3.
Episodes 1 and 2 of Wandavision are currently streaming on Disney+, with new episodes streaming weekly on Friday nights, 9PM NZT.