WandaVision: Elizabeth Olsen stars in Disney+ series trailer
The first Avengers spin-off TV series premieres tomorrow on Disney Plus, and follows lovers Wanda Maximoff (played by Elizabeth Olson) and Vision (Paul Bethany) in a mind-bending set of circumstances. The Disney show reveals the pair have found solace in a small suburban town, where Wanda’s powers seem to emulate some TV sit-coms from the ‘60s. But fans may have already realised, Vision died in Avengers Infinity War, and was not resurrected in Avengers Endgame.
Not a lot is known about how Vision and Wanda have found themselves in this town, but it is easy to presume what has happened.
First and foremost it is important to point out that Wanda’s powers enable her to create almost anything.
Her reality-shaping abilities give her the power to alter what is real, and create what isn’t there.
These powers may have been the first step bringing Vision back to life after his brutal demise just a few years ago.
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Although Vision is seemingly alive and well, it would make sense for the series to focus solely on his death.
At the moment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there is absolutely no way to bring Vision back to life.
Because of this, it is fair to assume that Vision, in WandaVision, is just a construct of Wanda’s powers, meaning he is not really alive.
Many instances in the Marvel Comic Books have shown Wanda’s powers reflecting her emotional wellbeing.
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Considering the character is currently mourning her beau, it would make sense for her to inadvertently recreate a version of him using her powers.
However, he can’t stay alive forever, as it has obviously affected the world around her – as shown with the unexpected costumes and filming styles in the trailer.
Because of this, the entire plot of WandaVision may focus solely on Wanda learning to accept Vision’s death, and indeed how she intends to move on to the next stage of her life.
This pseudo-mental breakdown is something that has happened to Wanda already in the comic books.
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Most notably, Wanda found herself creating a worldwide calamity in the historic comic book arc titled House of M.
During this story, Wanda removed all trace of the mutant gene – the piece of DNA that gives the likes of X-Men heroes Wolverine and Cyclops their powers.
This changed the entire pace of the Marvel comic book universe, something that is still mentioned today.
The repercussions of WandaVisions events may eventually do something similar, as Wanda struggles to come to terms with what is going on.
But, considering there are no mutants to remove in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at the moment, could she instead create the mutants?
Fox was bought up by Disney in the last two years, meaning Marvel now owns the X-Men (and the mutants) once again.
If so, WandaVision could simply be the beginning of the X-Men era of the ongoing Marvel Cinematic Universe.
WandaVision starts tomorrow on Disney Plus.
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