WandaVision

WandaVision

Jayleen C., Staff Writer

This January, Marvel released a new series “Wandavision.” This series revolves around the two MCU characters Vision and Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch, as they both try to hide the fact that they are superheroes after they’ve moved to a small 1950’s/60’s sitcom-influenced suburbia. “Wandavision” is a beautiful blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So far, only two episodes have been released. They are both presented in black and white and I do believe that I speak for everyone when I say the cinematography is absolutely brilliant. The series is said to move into color in later episodes.

“Cinema is an art form that brings you the unexpected,” Martin Scorsese, a famous film director, once said standing his claim that Marvel is not cinema. Although a very successful franchise, one can always guess the plot of any Marvel movie. It’s always the same; a villain threatens innocent lives, a hero steps up against the villain, good triumphs over evil. Even Tony Stark’s death in Avengers: Endgame was long expected. This is exactly why “WandaVision” is a fresh reputation for Marvel. “WandaVision” is far from a predictable story. In fact, it’s gotten most of its viewers extremely confused! As a Marvel fan, this is an exciting new series that I’m absolutely thrilled about, for it is so different from any other of Marvel’s projects.

The time period based on the Marvel Universe takes place after the 2019 film, Avengers: Endgame. Disney+ has also released a short episode series “Legends” which isn’t per se a series but rather short recaps of Wanda and Vision, which makes an excellent refresher prior to watching “WandaVision”. Both series are rated TV-14 and are now streaming on Disney+. I highly recommended both series to any Marvel fan.