Hey! Did you know that WandaVision is going to be streaming in another five days!?
Well, if you didn’t, you obviously haven’t been spending much time on YouTube or Twitter and I guess you haven’t been reading this site much either so shame on you. It seems like, every day, there’s another trailer, preview, or teaser for WandaVision. The trailers mix black-and-white sitcom-style laugh tracked scenes with color scenes that seem like they’re from a 70s soap opera. My assumption is that the show features Wanda creating an alternate universe where she and Vision can attempt to live happily, one that I’m going to guess she created out of her knowledge of old television shows. That’s a nice thought and, of course, an alternate universe means that Marvel will have an easy way to correct past mistakes.
“Robert Downey, Jr. wants to come back to the MCU? Go snatch Tony Stark out of an alternate universe!”
“Everyone finally realized that it was freaking stupid to kill off the Black Widow and that the MCU is better with Scarlett Johansson than without her? QUICKLY! TO THE ALTERNATE UNIVERSE!”
As I said, I think it’s a good idea and, the next time I find myself in my office, watching the retro TV stations, I will be sure to think about how I can use each episode of Ghost Whisperer to create a new universe. And, as snarky as I am about the constant trailers, I am actually looking forward to WandaVision. Even though I think the MCU reached it’s logical end with Avengers: Endgame, I’m still looking forward to seeing if Marvel can keep their winning streak alive. Thanks to the pandemic, it’s been a while since we had a new MCU production and I’m a bit curious to see whether or not that absence is going to help or hinder the franchise.
Add to that, I like Elizabeth Olsen. I like Paul Bettany. I’ll watch them in almost anything. Elizabeth Olsen deserves better than to just be the romantic interest in a Godzilla film. Paul Bettany deserves better than to just be everyone’s eccentric British friend (or the European villain in the latest action movie). As played by Bettany and Olsen, Vision and Wanda were two of the more interesting characters to be found in the MCU. Both the actors and the characters deserve a chance in the spotlight and I’m happy to see them getting one.
Here’s the latest trailer:
Finally, all of twitter was abuzz (bleh! Did I really write that?), with the news that some people were allowed to watch the first three episodes of WandaVision. Their reactions were so incredibly positive that it would be good to remember that early reactions are always overly positive to almost every new TV show and movie. I mean, if your entire career is dependent upon keeping Disney happy and maintaining your access to “company insiders,” it’s only common sense to have a positive reaction to the latest Disney product. Always take these things with a grain of salt, I’m saying.
That said, I really hope WandaVision is good. We’ll all find out in five days!