‘WandaVision’: Marvel’s latest hit



WandaVision logo from the new series on Disney+ from Marvel Studios.

Covid-19 had a major impact on the movie industry this year. Some companies decided to move their movies to streaming, while others, including Marvel, pushed their whole slate back to unknown dates. With no new content from Marvel expected for about a year, this Marvel fan was excited to hear something new was coming.

“WandaVision”, created by Jac Scahaffer, hit Disney+ on Jan 15 and I immediately grabbed a bucket of popcorn and got cozy on my couch. However, what I saw in the first two episodes of the show left me feeling confused.

The first two episodes of “WandaVision” were just plain weird. Based in the 1950s and 1960s as a black and white sitcom, the jokes are kind of cringy and it just feels like something is off. The only thing that kept me from not turning off the tv was the mysterious subplot and my faith that Kevin Feige, Marvel’s chief creative officer, wouldn’t let this air without having something else in store.

WandaVision Movie Poster (Disney)

And man was I right. Episode three shifted to color and everything started to make sense by episode four. I didn’t want to turn away from the screen for a second, afraid I would miss something.

Episode three made the mysterious subplot much more intriguing. In the first two episodes, there would be moments that you would see a scene and then it would rewind to the point where the scene was about to start again, but it changed, like someone was censoring something.

Episode four cleared things up by showing the first three episodes from the perspective of S.W.O.R.D. The episode centers around Monica Rambeau, played by Teyonah Parris, and viewers were given some answers to their questions from the first few episodes. Not to mention, there was finally some action!

Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, gives an amazing performance in the show and as a fan of Scarlett Witch from the comics, I couldn’t be happier.

When talking about Wanda, Kevin Feige said, “If you look at the Infinity Saga, I don’t think any single person has gone through more pain and trauma than Wanda Maximoff. And no character seems to be as powerful as Wanda Maximoff. And no character has a power-set that is as ill-defined and unexplored as Wanda Maximoff.”

Wanda Maximoff has only been a side character until this show. But with this show, I have a feeling that we are going to get to see Wanda in a way we have never seen her before.

There are currently seven episodes on Disney+ with two left to release. So if you want to avoid spoilers, I would catch up quickly to be ready for the season finale episode.