There’s good news for fans awaiting the Disney Plus original MCU shows – WandaVision premiered its first trailer today.
The trailer, which you can watch on YouTube now, starts out with Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) apparently living in a 1950s style sit-com. Things get stranger from there, with Wanda in control of the reality the two have found themselves in.
Those who’ve seen Avengers: Infinity War will remember Vision’s tragic death at the hands of Thanos, so that he could obtain the Mind Stone embedded in Vision’s head. As Vision wasn’t killed during ‘the Snap’, which saw 50 percent of the universe wiped out, he unfortunately wasn’t among the resurrected heroes during Avengers: Endgame.
Wanda was understandably distraught by Vision’s death, and so far WandaVision seems like her attempt to cope with her life without Vision – by constructing her own reality where her and Vision are a happily married couple.
The premise of the show is reminiscent of the famous comic storyline House of M. The event saw Wanda suffer a nervous breakdown and accidentally alter reality – killing several famous heroes in the process.
While it’s unlikely that Wanda will end up killing any major characters in this TV show, the series is expected to link to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – especially as Elizabeth Olsen is confirmed to appear in the film.
The ‘multiverse’ has been referenced in the MCU before, particularly in Spider-Man: Far From Home. However, it appears the Doctor Strange sequel will be the first time the concept will be explored in detail in the MCU.
Comic book readers will be familiar with the concept of the multiverse, where many different universes all coexist separately from each other – sometimes with huge differences. Considering Wanda’s mind and reality-bending powers, and what WandaVision is likely to be about, it certainly seems possible that Wanda could be behind the ‘madness’ of the movie – accidentally or not.
Plus, in the comics, Wanda is Magneto’s daughter. So far, the MCU hasn’t been able to use X-Men characters – though Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox changed things significantly. This means that WandaVision could potentially be a launching point for the inclusion of the X-Men in the MCU, too – especially if Wanda’s powers alter reality to the point that the X-Men are created.
Whether we’ll see the X-Men – or Fantastic Four – anytime soon remains to be seen, but for now you can stream the MCU with a Disney Plus subscription. WandaVision is expected in 2020, with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier in 2021. Other projects, like She-Hulk, are in development.
If you’re looking to catch up with Wanda Maximoff, check out Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Infinity War and then Endgame for her story so far.