WandaVision is the first Marvel TV series to be streamed exclusively on Disney+, and its trailer was released on September 20th. We’re finally going to see Scarlet Witch and Vision’s relationship in the cinematic universe, and I for one am excited to see how their love unfolds. They’re two of my favorite characters from the Marvel comics, and aside from Avengers: Age of Ultron, they haven’t gotten much screen time in the MCU. Both Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany are reprising their roles as Wanda Maximoff and Vision for this series as well. With a December 2020 release, we have plenty of time to speculate what’s in store for our beloved heroes. So here’s my top six list for what I’d love to see in WandaVision. This list isn’t in any particular order, but I’ve saved the number one spot for what I’d be most excited for!
6. TV or Reality, Both Are An Illusion
The trailer suggests that there are two different worlds involved: the TV version, and the colorful reality we know and love. The differences between the two are extreme, and not just because of the colors. Wanda and Vision act differently in these two worlds. They’re more homely and have that sort of old-timey humor, while in the real world they seem more like themselves. It’s a case of TV personalities versus real life personalities, I’m assuming. But we also get a shot of Wanda manipulating the furniture in her house during the trailer, which suggests that she’s been creating her idea of a perfect home. Considering her superpowers, it wouldn’t surprise me if she fabricated an entire reality for herself, where Vision lived after the events of Infinity War and Endgame.
5. Vision Is The First To Realize Something’s Wrong
If Wanda’s in charge of this alternate reality, then Vision isn’t real. He wouldn’t be alive either way, thanks to his role in Infinity War and Endgame. There’s also no real possibility he could have been resurrected, because the Mind Stone and the other five Infinity Stones were all destroyed. It’s what powers him in the movies, and yet it’s still on his forehead in the WandaVision trailer. It begs the question: how is this even possible? Were there more wacky time shenanigans we don’t know about yet? Based on the trailer, Vision leaves their cozy home to investigate, and his short interaction with Agnes (their neighbor) has him dumbfounded. She says that he’s dead, but is he? How would he know? I hope some of the series is dedicated to Vision’s investigation on the matter, or at least him coming to terms with his own mortality.
4. Vision Enlists Darcy Lewis’s Help
Unfortunately, we don’t get to see Darcy Lewis in the official trailer. But Kat Dennings is in the cast list, as she’ll be reprising her role from the Thor films. Darcy is a comic relief character in the series, and she’s actually one of my favorite minor characters in the MCU. So while I look forward to all her witty antics in WandaVision, I believe she’ll have a bigger role than just being comic relief. She’s very smart, having proven her worth as Jane Foster’s research assistant in Thor. I believe she’ll be a key player in figuring out what’s happening to Wanda and Vision, and I believe Vision will be the one to come to her for aid.
3. Quicksilver Appears
I don’t have much basis for why I want to see this besides referring to the other points on this list. If we’re really working with an alternate reality that Wanda is in control of, then there’s no reason she wouldn’t want to bring her brother back from the dead along with Vision. Pietro Maximoff died in Avengers: Age of Ultron, after saving Hawkeye and a small child in the final battle. His appearance in the Avengers films is short-lived, and his death heavily affects Wanda at the time. There’s nothing stopping Wanda from resurrecting Pietro just like she did for Vision in order to create the perfect life for herself.
2. Wanda Won’t Want Their Altered Reality To End
Going off of earlier points, if Wanda is in charge of this altered reality, then it’s very possible she won’t want it to end. She could easily play along with Vision in wanting to solve the mystery, and maybe she’ll go as far as to hide evidence. And if someone else is pulling the strings, then when the truth is revealed, Wanda still might not want it to end. The love of her life is alive in this world, after all. They’ve created the perfect life for themselves, and returning to reality means that Vision won’t be there. Why would she leave that behind? I can already see a scene playing out where Vision begs Wanda to let go, and she refuses.
1. The True Villain Is Wanda
So maybe Wanda created this alternate reality because she’s dealing with the grief of losing Vision. If she doesn’t want to give up this reality, what lengths would she go to in order to keep it? Frankly, I’d love to see a showdown with Wanda fighting Vision over returning to the real world. Based on the trailer, there’s hints that the government might get involved. I think it’s possible that we’ll have a straw-man antagonist for a while. But in the end, it’ll be Wanda fighting for her world – and I don’t think she’ll go down easily. Also, I just want to see her take down the special forces, if they’re not on her side.
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