What Is WandaVision All About?
Disney Plus’s new original series WandaVision has recently released on its platform a few weeks back and already has got the Marvel fans on edge. The show at first may seem confusing and raise a few questions but after you get into it, you will be instantly gripped and leave you wondering what’s going to happen next. But if you’re like me and was wondering what WandaVision is exactly about at first, then don’t worry your not alone so we’re here to explain what the series is all about.
Don’t get me wrong when I first saw the trailer for WandaVision, I couldn’t wait one bit for it to come out but I was really confused to begin with. As soon as I saw what it was, its started to raise a few questions in my head like how is Vision alive and why is it set in a 1950’s American suburban town? In a way though, its a clever storytelling method as because it raises confusion and questions at the start, it makes us want to watch more to find out what is truly happening making it a fantastic watch.
The first two episodes don’t really have anything to do with the overall plot point but is shot more as a black and white American sitcom from back in the day. Honestly though, it’s actually quite enjoyable when you get into it. You can tell it definitely the show has features of a sitcom during the first few episodes.
However, its not really until the fourth episode where it really does explain what the show is all about. For anyone who hasn’t seen it yet, episode four shows FBI agent Jimmy Woo and a special unit called SWORD how arrive outside the borders of Westview (the town where Wanda and Vision live) and release that some sort of anomaly is affecting the town. Whilst their investigation continues to what exactly is happening to the town, it briefly explains how Vision is alive as we see security footage from inside SWORD headquarters of Wanda stealing Vision’s body and somehow resurrecting him using her powers which still needs answers for.
As well as that, later on in the episode Wanda reveals herself to the outside world and confronts the FBI and SWORD agents which finally tells us that all of this is actually Wanda’s creation and is all her vision hence the show’s title, WandaVision. But it does still leave some answered questions as mentioned before like how was Vision actually brought back without the mind stone and how did Wanda manage to create this whole new reality.
Now that the series has settled in and starting to showcase more of the actual plotline, its starting to get interesting as Vision becomes more and more aware of what’s happening around him and is suspicious each episode more than anyone about the life they are portraying. Of course I can’t finish this off without mentioning the return of Wanda’s brother Quicksilver but not exactly how you remember him. If you haven’t seen it yet or don’t know what I’m on about, then I wouldn’t recommended reading on as they may be a few spoilers ahead.
The thing is, the actor who played Wanda’s brother in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, hasn’t returned to reprise his role in WandaVision. Instead the Quicksilver showcased in WandaVision, Evan Peters, is actually the Quicksilver from the X-Men films as seen in X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Dark Phoenix. So this does raise questions as too why they have changed the actor. What’s interesting about it though is that it could have possibly given us the first glimpse of the MCU multiverse and this version of Quicksilver is actually one from an alternate universe.
This could make sense as back in Age of Ultron, her brother was killed by Ultron and so because she would obviously want her brother in her vision of her perfect life. This could also lead up to the next Spiderman film where Doctor Strange has said to make an appearance and open up the multiverse for the first time in the MCU.