Well, it’s a new day and I guess that means that it’s time for another enigmatic trailer for WandaVision. It’s been interesting to note that, even with all the trailers that Disney Plus has released for this show, it’s still hard to get a definite feel for just what exactly WandaVision is going to be. That’s not a bad thing, of course. The enigmatic is intriguing.
Judging from the trailers that have been released so far, this is either going to be brilliant or a disaster. I don’t really see much room in between those two extremes. I am going to guess that Wanda and Vision are living in some sort of alternate reality, one that Wanda constructed from a lifetime of watching old TV shows. That’s my guess, anyways. I’ve come across a few people online who have a much darker interpretation — i.e., Wanda is actually in some sort of coma and the entire show is her dying fantasy of having a perfect life with Vision. I mean, seriously — that would be like a Marvel show from the darkest timeline. I would have to put a blue streak in my hair if that happened! (“Life got dark!” to quote Britta Perry.)
Anyway, this latest trailer continues to mix comedy with darkness. I’ll definitely give this show a try, if just because I love both Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen and I don’t feel that either one of them has really gotten all of the opportunities that they deserve. Disney Plus, obviously, is hoping that they’ll have another Mandalorian-style hit with this one and it is interesting to consider that, with the pandemic and all, this will be the first new MCU release in a year. To a certain extent, the reception of this show will answer the question of whether or not the MCU can continue to thrive after the apocalyptic conclusion of Avengers: Endgame. The show will be available on Disney Plus on January 15th so we should have our answers in just another two weeks!
Here’s the latest trailer: