WandaVision Review

Elizabeth Olsen (left) and Paul Bettany (right) star in the all new Disney+ show Wandavision which takes place just two weeks after the events of Avengers Endgame.

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Elizabeth Olsen (left) and Paul Bettany (right) star in the all new Disney+ show Wandavision which takes place just two weeks after the events of Avengers Endgame.

What feels like an eternity, we finally get a dose of Marvel since Avengers Endgame. Black Widow was supposed to have been released Summer 2020, but with the pandemic being at an all time high this past summer, Marvel & Disney opted to not release the film on Disney+, and instead pushed the premiere date to a later time when theaters and guests alike can view the movie on the big screen.

Breakdown

WandaVision picks up just two weeks after Endgame, where we find Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany)  inside of  what appears to be a black & white sitcom of the early 1950s, mimicking that of “Bewitched” and “I Love Lucy”. Right off the bat we see that Vision is alive. If you recall back in “Infinity War” we saw Vision die…TWICE! So the big mystery revolving the show is why are they in a sitcom and how is Vision still alive?

The show is filled with “Easter eggs” paying homage to events that happened in past Marvel films. These small details also pave way to the unraveling of the show. It starts slow for the first three episodes. to show what Wanda is doing throughout this time and the reality she has created.  The show captures the grief and pain she has endured over the years from losing her family to the love of her life.

Overall Review

WandaVision does a fantastic job bridging the gap between Avengers Endgame and setting up for future Marvel films. There is back story on how Wanda got her powers and how she officially becomes “The Scarlet Witch”. I give WandaVision an  overall rating of 9.0. It’s fun, fresh and ultimately different than what Marvel has done in the past. Disney+ is releasing plenty of new Marvel shows this year. Kicking it off next with Falcon and the Winter Soldier which airs this Friday, March 19, 2021 on Disney+.