I was feeling rather burned out on the Marvel Cinematic Universe following Avengers: Endgame. I’m still a nerd, though, so of course I’ve been following the various developments and announcements as they’ve appeared. For example, I was disappointed that Scott Derrickson won’t be directing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness — which I would see based on the title alone — but that disappointment has been ameliorated by the fact that Sam “Evil Dead” Raimi is the new director.
One MCU title that has piqued my interest, however, is WandaVision, an upcoming TV miniseries that stars Wanda Maximoff and Vision apparently settling into a suburban lifestyle straight out of ‘50s television. The series is set after Avengers: Endgame, though if you’ll recall, Thanos killed Vision in Avengers: Infinity War by ripping the Mind Stone out of his forehead.
So is WandaVision some sort of afterlife journey for Vision? Given that he was a super-advanced synthetic life-form that could presumably be reconstructed, does WandaVision depict him going back “online”? Or are the events of WandaVision the result of Maximoff’s powers? (In the comics, she possesses the ability to warp and alter reality.) All of the above? Something else entirely?
All I know for certain is that based on the trailer, WandaVision is going to be one trippy ride that pays homage to — and probably parodies — previous incarnations of the two powerful characters. (If you want to know more about Wanda and Vision, Tom Speelman has written a guide to the two characters’ comic storylines, including their tragic romance.)
No official release date has been announced, but WandaVision will begin streaming on Disney+ sometime this December.