Marvel introduces new hit Disney+ show, WandaVision

TV Show Review: WandaVision

Midlo students watch Marvels WandaVision on Disney+.

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Midlo students watch Marvel’s WandaVision on Disney+.

Taking place after Avengers: Endgame, WandaVision is a new series created by Disney+ that premiered on January 15, 2021. Featuring fan-favorite Avengers characters, Marvel fans may recognize the two main characters: Wanda Maximoff (played by Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (played by Paul Bettany). The director of WandaVision, Matt Shankman, has directed many award-winning shows, such as It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Game of Thrones. To create the nine-episode Marvel series, Shankman combined elements from his prior experience. The show follows superheroes, Wanda and Vision as they attempt to adjust to their new suburban lifestyle in Westchester, New Jersey. 

Beginning in the 1950s, each episode transports the couple a decade closer to the 21st century. This is apparent as the show turns from black and white to full color. In the first episode, Wanda and Vision get acquainted with their new and seemingly normal lives, but as the episode continues, mysteries begin to emerge. The couple sees a hand-drawn heart one day on their kitchen calendar, but both are perplexed by what anniversary or occasion it’s supposed to represent. As the day goes on, they pretend to know the meaning of the heart, while also predicting the meaning behind it. 

Although the show may look like an average family sitcom, it contains a lot of Marvel easter eggs and directly correlates with the Marvel Universe. Junior Abby Russo explained, “It seems really cute at first, but there’s a super dark twist.” As the latest installment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Spider-Man: Far From Home, which premiered in 2019, fans are ecstatic with these thirty-minute additions to the Marvel franchise. The show consistently ends with cliffhangers and glimpses of the coming episodes, keeping fans on their toes. “The show is pretty slow, but every ending of the show seems interesting since it’s previewing the next episode,” Junior Jasmine Harris said. Disney+ debuts new episodes every Friday, making it the first-ever Marvel Series to premiere weekly.

To discover Wanda and Vision’s adventures, watch the trailer on Youtube or the full show on Disney+