‘WandaVision’: the beginning of a new age for Marvel

'WandaVision' will continue to be released throughout March.

Zachary Nicholas

‘WandaVision’ will continue to be released throughout March.

River Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

On January 15, 2021, Marvel’s ‘WandaVision’ was released to the public through Disney’s streaming service Disney+. With many more to come, ‘WandaVision’ is the first Disney series to take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

Streaming services have become the primary platform for studios to release their new content, and the MCU is no exception. ‘WandaVision’ has now been available to the public for about a month. The show has kicked off the 4th phase of the MCU and has followed Wanda Maximoff after the events of Avengers: Endgame.

Content-wise, ‘WandaVision’ has proven to be extremely important to what is to come to the MCU, as well as given us insight on where some familiar faces have been since Thanos was defeated.

‘WandaVision’ has brought not only the main characters of Wanda and Vision to the scene, but it has also given us new characters. Examples include Monica Rambeau, who was introduced in ‘Captain Marvel’, and Darcy Lewis from the ‘Thor’ series of films. The inclusion of these characters clarifies how the story of ‘WandaVision’ connects to past MCU films, and how these characters can play a bigger role in the future.

However, this is not our only insight to what the future of the MCU could look like. In fact, it is nowhere near as important compared to what happens at the end of Episode 5. This event is one of the biggest reasons ‘WandaVision’ is one of the most important additions to the MCU storyline.

At the end of episode 5, Wanda begins to notice that she does not have complete control of Vision in her makeshift reality. This begins to cause her additional stress, as she had also been grieving the death of her brother, Pietro Maximoff, which occured in 2015’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’. Suddenly, in a fit of grief similar to the reason she made her reality to be with Vision despite his death, Wanda attempts to bring her lost brother into her reality.

When her brother appears he is not what anyone expected, it is not the Quicksilver from the MCU. Instead, Wanda has mistakenly pulled Fox’s X-Men version of Quicksilver into her reality.  

This is perhaps one of the biggest events in the entirety of the MCU, as this means that it is entirely possible that Fox’s universe of X-Men will merge with the MCU through Wanda. This one episode alone also makes it entirely possible for the rumors of Tobey Maguire’s and Andrew Garfield’s versions of Spider-Man making an appearance in the upcoming Spider-Man 3 to be true. Overall, ‘WandaVision’ has already proven to be bringing many big events and changes to the future of the MCU.