We needed a breather after the emotional rollercoaster of Avengers: Endgame, but the MCU is back with their new original series, WandaVision.
The nine-part series follows Wanda Maximoff (AKA Scarlet Witch) and Vision (who is somehow alive again?), living a normal suburban life while trying to hide their powers from their neighbours.
From what we’ve seen so far, WandaVision is going to be weird, with the world around Wanda and Vision changing to resemble different eras of sitcoms. There’s a few big questions that we’re dying to have answered.
How is Vision alive?
The last time we see Vision, he was a lifeless grey husk after Thanos ripped the Mind Stone from his forehead at the end of Avengers: Infinity War.
He didn’t appear in Endgame, so we don’t know where his exact whereabouts are. And if WandaVision is set after Endgame, that raises some questions about how Vision is back.
However, in the trailers for WandaVision, Vision still has the Mind Stone in his forehead. Could WandaVision be set before Infinity War, or is there some time travel shenanigans going on?
What’s going on with Wanda?
To say Wanda has been having a tough time would be, ah, a bit of an understatement.
In Infinity War she had to kill the man/android (mandroid?) that she loved, watch him be brought back to life, only to be killed again. Then, in Endgame, we saw an absolutely furious Wanda go toe-to-toe with Thanos, who’s only reaction was a cold, “I don’t even know who you are.”
Is all of WandaVision the result of her stress and trauma spilling out through her reality warping abilities?
Where exactly are they?
There’s a bit in one of the WandaVision trailers where a woman, Monica Rambeau, is hurled by Scarlet Witch and passes through some kind of force field into what seems to be the real world.
Has Wanda used her reality altering powers to create an alternate dimensions based on classic sitcoms, or is it something a bit more sinister?
What is and isn’t real?
That’s the big question. Vision suddenly being alive again raises a few red flags about what is or isn’t real. But Monica Rambeau being tossed out of Wanda’s world into the real world kinda implies that some of the people in this world are real.
So, if these people are real, does that mean Wanda is using her powers to convert an entire town into her ideal world? Is the “reality” of her world constantly changing to different sitcom eras a sign that she’s losing her grip on reality?
How is Wanda pregnant?
In the trailers for WandaVision, we see a clearly pregnant Wanda and then the couple holding twin toddlers. I’m no doctor, but I don’t think an android can, uh, do that.
Will there be unexpected cameos?
Marvel loves to chuck in some sweet crossover cameos from their other movies, and it looks like WandaVision has already teased a few.
There’s Darcy Lewis, the wise-cracking intern from the first two Thor movies, and FBI agent Jimmy Woo, who was Ant-Man’s parole officer.
And if the name “Monica Rambeau” sounds a bit familiar, it’s because we’ve already seen her before. She’s the grown up daughter of Maria Rambeau, Captain Marvel‘s Air Force BFF.
But this is Marvel, so the odds that they’re hiding some mind-blowing cameos are pretty high.
How will this effect the rest of the MCU?
If there’s one thing Marvel has proven they can do very well, it’s play the long game. WandaVision is officially kicking off Phase 4 of the MCU, so there’s no telling how it’ll reverberate throughout future movies and TV series.
Kevin Feige has already revealed that WandaVision will help to set up Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, with Scarlet Witch playing a key role. The big question is, will she be teaming up with the Doctor Strange, or are we going to see Wanda break bad?
The first two episodes of WandaVision premiere on January 15, only on Disney+.Image: WandaVision