By Nick Murray
With Disney’s season two of The Mandalorian fully released, Disney+ has moved on to new original shows for the platform. The newest in a string of future projects; Marvel’s Wandavision, directed by Matt Shakman, premiered it’s first two episodes on January 15. It follows the adventures of two superheroes, Wanda and Vision as they struggle to figure out their relationship and begin to suspect everything is not as it seems.
The show takes place in what appears to be an unstable alternate reality, functioning with semi-independence from the reality found in the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The show provides an unusual and interesting twist for Marvel movies, beginning in black and white and presumably progressing through modern American eras. Many viewers remain confused, however, with the return of Paul Bettany’s Vision, having been killed off in 2018’s Avengers Infinity War and being completely absent from 2019’s Avengers Endgame. However, one would assume such explanations will come in time as we learn more about the peculiar reality Wanda and Vision find themselves living in.
With its January 15 premiere, Wandavision officially kicked off phase four of the MCU. Wandavision is only the first of a series of Marvel TV shows slated to release on Disney+ over the coming years. Disney plans to begin releasing many Marvel shows on its streaming service to expand on the MCU. Future projects include The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, as well as many others that will tie into the Marvel Universe.
With 7 episodes remaining as of January 21, much remains to be seen in Wandavision. Episodes are slated to release every Friday for the foreseeable future giving Marvel fans much to look forward to over the coming weeks. Ultimately, we will likely receive answers to all of our questions over the coming weeks and eagerly await future Marvel projects.