Together at last at twilight time! Confusion and excitement are still in the air from last night! Marvel fans have finally gotten the first trailer for the highly anticipated Disney+ series WandaVision! With COVID-19 affecting the release schedule Disney and Marvel had in store for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4, WandaVision will be the first MCU series to premiere this December. While the mind-bending show is setting up what’s to come in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, we really don’t what to expect. So today we’re breaking down 10 things you may have missed in from the WandaVision trailer!
10.) Wanda and Vision Tie the Knot
Like in the comics, Wanda Maximoff and the synthetic android Vision do get married, but of course like all marriages in comics things got a bit rocky. They were first wed in Giant-Size Avengers #4 alongside an equally troubling marriage between sometimes-Avenger/Guardian of the Galaxy member Mantis and a tree-alien in the form of her deceased lover, The Swordsman. Though some Marvel characters like Wanda’s twin brother Pietro were against the couple from being married, Wanda and Vision did their best to live a happy life together. To me it’ll be great to see more of Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany’s onscreen relationship fleshed out as each episode arrives.
9.) Kitty Foreman in the MCU
Just from looking at the image above you can already hear the laugh by That 70’s Show actress Debra Jo Rupp. Making a surprise appearance in the first trailer, Rupp will be playing one of Wanda and Vision’s new neighbors. Fred Melamed will play her husband Arthur. A nice dinner with the Hearts turns into a not so good conversation about Wanda and Vision’s life after being married.
8.) The Throwback to End All Throwbacks
From the first Super Bowl TV spot and the concept art that was released, it’s been heavily implied that WandaVision will take some inspirations from the many different eras of TV sitcoms. Around the beginning of the trailer we see some influences from classic 1960’s shows like Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie. It’s great to see Marvel dipping their toes into new waters of territory for the MCU and things are only going to get weirder from here on out !
7.) Wanda’s Twins
Only a glimpse of two pacifiers popping up in the air were seen in the Super Bowl spot but we get a new look at Wanda and Vision’s twin sons. In the comics, Wanda and Vision do indeed have children. Since Vision is a andriod, Wanda conceives their twin boys through magical means, naming the kids Thomas and William. However, their upbringing was anything but normal. Thomas and William were born from the fragments of the demon lord Mephisto’s soul and let’s just say things did not end very well. Eventually due to some reality altering shenanigans, Tommy and Billy are brought back to life and join the fan favorite Marvel teenager team, the Young Avengers. Like his uncle Pietro Maximoff, Tommy becomes the hero known as Speed. Billy like his mother takes on the name Wiccan. With Kang the Conquer, Kate Bishop, and an older Cassie Lang coming into the foray of Phase 4, it’s only a matter of time when we see the formation of the Young Avengers.
6.) The Vision….. Dead?
When we last left Vision in the MCU not only was he blown up & brought back to life again by the Time Stone, he met his end by Thanos when he was given the world’s worst headache imaginable. Having the Mind Stone ripped out of his forehead, Vision looks like he’s been stuck in limbo ever since. How does he know this you may ask? Well after making contact with Kathryn Hahn’s “Nosey Neighbor”, Vision is surprised by the fact that he’s dead. Speaking of Hahn’s mysterious character.
5.) Kathryn Hahns “Nosey Neighbor”
Not much has been known on who exactly Kathryn Hahn will be playing in the MCU but fans have speculated on what character she’ll exactly be. My educated guess is that Hahn will portray the MCU’s take on Agatha Harkness. Now for those who don’t know about Agatha, she was of the original witches who were put on trial in Salem. In the comics, not only is she a powerful witch but she is the mother of Nicholas Scratch. Before she trained Wanda on how to utilize her chaos magic mutant powers, she was a nanny of sorts to Reed Richards and Sue Storm’s firstborn child, Franklin Richards. Right there it already feels like another great character to bring in before the Fantastic Four make their long-awaited debut in the MCU!
4.) Comic Book Accurate Halloween Costume
You know how some costumes look good on print but in live action there’s no way it would look too ridiculous onscreen ? Well it seems that WandaVision is looking to embrace that silliness and quite honestly I’m all for it ! We do see another glimpse at Wanda’s supposed Halloween costume but it’s cool we finally see Vision in his original duds !
3.) Wanda Alters Reality
It’s no secret that Scarlet Witch is one of, if not the strongest characters among the Marvel Comics pantheon ! Fans have been waiting for Wanda to finally be driven mad to the brink where she could probably bring mutants into the mix of the larger MCU. It’ll be great to see more of her powers in action throughout the show !
2.) Monica Rambeau Is All Grown Up
Audiences were first introduced to the MCU’s “Lieutenant Trouble” herself Monica Rambeau in Captain Marvel who was played by Akira Akbar. In WandaVision however, Mad Men and Candyman (2021) actress Teyonah Parris will play a much older version. While we do get a little sneak peek on the character, it looks as though she’s thrown out of some mysterious place. Could it be Wanda’s own reality? Anyway, fans of this character have waited for Monica to become her super-powered alter ego Spectrum or perhaps Photon. In the comics. before Carol Danvers took on the mantle of Captain Marvel, Monica was actually the first woman to hold onto the name! Monica received her powers due to a bombardment of extra-dimensional energies. Besides flight, super strength, and energy blasts, Monica can transform herself into any form of energy within the electromagnetic spectrum. Among the many energy forms she has assumed and is able to control are cosmic rays, gamma rays, X-rays, ultraviolet radiation, visible light, electricity, infrared radiation, microwaves, radio waves, and neutrinos. By assuming an energy-form, she gains all of that energy’s properties. There’s no telling if and when she’ll get her powers in the MCU, but as a betting man, my guess is she’ll receive them in Captain Marvel’s next solo outing.
It’s like SHIELD but in space! In the comics, SWORD stands for Sentient World Observation and Response Department. This intergalactic space station made it’s first comic book appearance in Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men vol. 3 #6. Lead by Director Abagail Brand, SWORD deals with otherworldly threats like say for instance an invasion from the Skrulls. While SWORD was teased at the end credits of Spider-Man: Far From Home, set photos have indicated that the agency will play some kind of role in WandaVision. It’s also quite possible that Randall Park’s Jimmy Woo and Kat Dennings Darcy Lewis could likely be agents of SWORD.
While this series is looking to take some major inspirations from Tom King’s run on The Vision with a hint of House of M thrown into the mix, we cannot wait for this unique show to hit Disney+ this holiday season!
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