Marvel released new content for the first time in a year: WandaVision on Disney+


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In the new Disney+ show, Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) are doing their best fit in in their new life in the suburbs.

On Friday, January 15, 2021, Marvel studios released new content for the first time in over a year: a new show on Disney+ called WandaVision. WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch) and Paul Bettany as Vision. The show follows the characters Wanda and Vision as they try to live a normal life in the suburbs and takes on the style of your classic tv sitcoms throughout the decades. In the MCU timeline, this show takes place after Avengers Endgame. Just like the Mandalorian, Disney decided to release one new episode every Friday, but for a treat, they released two episodes the first week. If you haven’t seen it yet, your spoiler warning is now.
Taking two superheroes and putting them into tv sitcoms that take place throughout time is a little tricky, but Marvel did a great job at mixing these two very different genres. In episode one of WandaVision, the intro is based off of the popular Dick Van Dyke Show that came out in 1961 and I thought that was pretty cool of them to do; they even made it in black and white to match the time period. In this episode, Wanda and Vision try to be a normal couple even though one is a robot and the other has superhuman powers.
The episode centers around a heart on Wanda and Vision’s calendar. Neither of them know what it’s there for, which I think is pretty funny because Vision was created to not forget anything. We find out that Vision has a normal person job. I thought this was cool to see because we only ever see Vision doing superhero things; we never get to see him in a normal life setting. One of his co-workers even makes a robot joke and we see Vision get a little nervous as he states he is not a robot. Throughout the episode we find out Wanda and Vision both have different ideas on what the heart means which causes a classic mix up. Just like how we see Vision working a normal job, we see Wanda take on the job of a stay at home housewife. It was very cool to see Wanda use her powers to do something as normal like cooking dinner or daily house chores, not just using them to fight a bad guy.
And of course it wouldn’t be a Marvel show without some form of an easter egg. In this case the easter egg comes in the form of a fake commercial, in which we hear a very familiar name. Overall, I’d say Marvel did an amazing job with the first episode of WandaVision and I would highly recommend that you check it out for yourself.
Episode two started just like the first episode, but this time the intro was based off of the old tv show Bewitched that came out in 1964, and just like the first episode this one is also in black and white. It starts off by showing us Wanda and Vision preparing for a talent show fundraiser. After they are done rehearsing, Wanda heads over to the planning committee meeting and Vision goes off to the neighborhood watch meeting.
When Wanda goes to leave for her meeting she notices a strange item in the bushes, the only thing in color. I thought this scene was really cool because for the first time in this show we see that Wanda and Vision’s life might not be as perfect as we first thought it was, it gets us as audience members thinking about where this strange item came from and why it’s the only thing in color. But before Wanda can think too much about it her neighbor Agnes shows up to bring Wanda to the meeting. At the meeting we meet a new character who we learn from Agnes is a stuck up woman who basically runs the town. While at the meeting another strange occurrence happens and it not only freaks out Wanda but also the audience.
We then see what Vision is up to and while he is at his meeting some technical difficulties happen which make him act all weird. I thought this was hilarious because it takes a usually serious character and makes him act like a cartoon. Wanda meets up with Vision at the talent show and quickly figures out something’s not quite right with Vision. Before the episode is over one more strange occurrence happens. This leaves us Marvel fans left to think about these strange occurrences and how they all fit together. The second episode has a strange commercial in it as well. In this one we hear another familiar name but not as friendly as the name mentioned in episode one. Episode two was just as amazing as episode one. Definitely worth a watch.
Marvel is doing an amazing job on WandaVision. If you haven’t discovered it yet Marvel is writing this show like a puzzle. We get a different piece of a puzzle every week and we have to watch the whole show to see the big picture. They also like to leave hints to the next piece of the puzzle in every episode. I think Marvel did an amazing job with the first two episodes. So far this show is really fun to watch so if you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend you give it a try. I can’t wait to see what happens next on this crazy adventure.