Column: Marvel fans should see ‘WandaVision’

Destiny Blanchard

Last Friday the first two episodes of Marvel’s “WandaVision” were released on Disney Plus. For the many fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe like myself, it’s nice to see some MCU content after the long break we’ve had from our favorite characters.

As big of a fan as I am, I truly didn’t expect much from the show and had no intent to watch it right away due to my favoritism toward other characters. In the days following the release, I had heard so much talk about how different it was from other Marvel content that I felt compelled to watch.

To the fans who are expecting an abundance of butt-kicking and crime-fighting in true comic book fashion, I would tell you to look elsewhere because you won’t get it from this show (at the moment).

Our main characters, Wanda Maximoff and Vision, are not in the impending danger of an evil overlord or alien race but instead tackling suburban life. The show is “set” in the era of the 1950s, where Wanda and Vision are trying to fit into the town of Westview without their powers being discovered. The overall vibe is similar to that of “I Love Lucy” and other classic ‘50s shows. In the first episode, we see Wanda attempting to live up to the expectations of a doting housewife, while Vision tackles the issues of the average working man.

Behind the fun and slightly wacky shenanigans, there is an aura that something is wrong. Both the audience and the main characters are confused as to what is going on and why. Despite the feeling that something is amiss we only get bits and pieces of information that point to the bigger issue at hand.

I would expect that “WandaVision’s” plotline bleeds into some greater part of the MCU and connects directly to future movies and shows. The first two episodes have set the bar high for the rest of the season and other shows. My expectations are high for the next several marvel releases including the other MCU-related shows like “Loki” and “The Falcon” and “Winter Soldier.”

For fans on the fence about “WandaVision” and the future of the MCU, I would encourage them to not dismiss the show right away. “WandaVision” is perfectly intriguing and with the track record Marvel has, it could be the start to some of the greatest pieces of entertainment we have.

 

Destiny Blanchard is a junior management major. She can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]