We had a few days to rewatch the WandaVision trailer now, and the numbers prove it. Deadline reported that the series’ first trailer accumulated 53 million views only 24 hours after its debut during the Emmys. There is a great chance that even die-hard fans missed some details from the trailer, or maybe you’re looking for more information about a certain detail. You’re in luck because I’m here to break down 10 details from the WandaVision trailer.
One undeniable truth about WandaVision is that it’s leaning into Wanda Maximoff’s powers, like reality warping. For example, there’s a shot of Wanda using her powers to reshape reality in real time and at will. Wanda’s facial expressions lead me to believe she learns about these powers just as we do. This means she’s finally realizing her potential. All of this correlates with an understandable desire for control that I wrote about in my reaction to the trailer. Who are we to doubt Wanda for creating an alternative reality that hurts less?
It’s safe to assume from her appearance that this is Wanda from the present. That means this is the same Wanda we last saw standing by the lake with Clint in Avengers: Endgame. This is relevant because it’s the first time we’ve seen her since such a seismic shift in reality for both Wanda and the rest of the world. There’s finally time for Wanda to take a step back and realize the trauma of losing so much so quickly and fighting alongside other heroes to save the human race. It makes sense that Wanda creates the ever-changing reality of WandaVision during this time.
This display of Wanda’s abilities still leaves a lot to be answered, which is an incentive to watch the show. How much control does Wanda actually have of alternate reality once it’s created? Vision’s appearance stands out to me in this regard, because he only appears as a human in the 50s. This human disguise is clearly a result of Wanda’s magic, because this version of Vision appears with a wave of her fingers. It’ll probably be discussed on the show since this is such a departure from his usual appearance.
The biggest sign of how amazing Wanda’s powers are is when she asks, “Is this really happening?” in the trailer. Wanda’s powers are so convincing that even she can’t tell what’s real and isn’t anymore. I’m interested to see how WandaVision handles those blurred lines.
This trailer is our first look at Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau as an adult. We last saw Monica as a young girl in the 90s in Captain Marvel. Monica’s dressed in clothes that look like they’re ripped out of the 80’s when she’s launched through a tear in space and reality to land in the present. All of this is a theory, of course, because nothing will likely be confirmed until we actually watch the show. Marvel loves secrets.
Speaking of secrets, the agents walking towards Monica are a big mystery. There are plenty of theories floating around about who they could be. I don’t think we’ve seen enough official footage to know the truth just yet. However, I do think that the S.W.O.R.D. theory is the most logical. Things can’t a little more confusing when you take a closer look at those agents. One of their silhouettes looks a lot like Monica.
This raises even more uncertainty about Wanda’s powers. It may very well be the case that the Monica that tore through actual reality is a fully realized human that Wanda created to fill her alternate one. To take this theory further, if the actual Monica is amongst those agents, then that means that two versions of the same person will exist at the same time in the same place.
This tracks when you think about where the MCU is headed. Elizabeth Olsen is set to appear on the big screen as Wanda Maximoff again in 2020 in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The MCU has always toyed with idea of the multiverse. This topic came up most recently in Spider-Man: Far From Home. WandaVision could be the springboard Marvel needs to tell these confusing, twisted stories. Not only would this be beneficial for the upcoming films, it could also lend itself to Loki by Spring 2021.
The last time Marvel fans saw Darcy Lewis was in Thor: The Dark World, and she’s barely in the WandaVision trailer. If you’re not looking for Kat Dennings‘ character, you may miss her; it’s truly a blink and you’ll miss it moment. Darcy Lewis is seen with those agents that want something to do with Monica Rambeau. Everything about Darcy’s appearance on WandaVision is still under wraps.
We don’t know what she’s been up to over the years or she got wrapped up with this organization. My latest Marvel on Disney+ news round-up does include the slightest hint of what fans of Darcy can expect from her time on WandaVision. Funnily enough, I’m okay with Darcy’s involvement being a secret. I want to be surprised, because WandaVision is already pulling off so many epic things. I know that the way the show brings all these characters together is going to be worth the wait.
Vision’s Presence & Powers
We know that Vision died after Wanda destroyed the Mind Stone in Avengers: Infinity War, so the capacity of Vision’s involvement on WandaVision is still unknown. Vision appears shocked at the revelation that Kathryn Hahn’s character knows that, too. This could mean that Vision is confused as to how she would know such a thing if they’re in Wanda’s reality, and/or it could mean that Vision himself isn’t aware that he’s dead.
The lines between reality and fiction are going to blur because of Wanda’s powers. This all coincides with Vision’s confusion throughout the trailer, like when he flies about the trick-or-treaters and at the dinner with the neighbors. Wanda and Vision both can’t answer their neighbors’ questions because Wanda is forcing herself not to remember and Vision only knows as much as Wanda knows. This could go another way in that Wanda remembers less and Vision becomes mores self-aware the longer they’re in the warped reality.
Taking this even further, there are two Monica’s as a result of Wanda’s powers, then maybe there is a way to bring Vision back or at least a version of Vision. This is a long shot but it’s possible.
The show has the opportunity to let fans get to know Vision in a new way. He’s more than a sentient robot at this point in the Marvel Universe. He awakens Hahn’s character from a trance, proving his powers still work. This could be a hint that WandaVision will give us a closer look at Vision’s powers, too. The possibilities really are endless.
Kathryn Hahn’s Character
We still don’t know who Kathryn Hahn is playing. There are plenty of theories related to different comics runs, but WandaVision looks like a beast of its own. It’s hard to nail it down to one person. So I’ll break down what we can infer from this short trailer.
Wanda’s powers have to affect her differently, because she’s too aware of what’s happening around her. Plus, she’s the only other person to show up through the decades that isn’t Wanda or Vision. She’s dressed up as a witch for Halloween and has quite the maniacal laugh. All signs point to this character being a major player on WandaVision – maybe even the show’s big bad.
Wanda & Vision Are Married
A massive theme of WandaVision is fitting in. That means that Vision has to disguise himself. In the ‘50s, that looks like Vision wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase and Wanda preparing meals and wearing big dresses. The idea is to paint Wanda and Vision as a happily married couple. Wanda even says, “Vision residence,” when answering the phone during the Super Bowl TV Spot. Wanda’s taking Vision’s name is further proof of a desire to fit in.
Beyond this, of course Wanda marries Vision in her new reality. She’s going to live the life she wish she could’ve had with the man she loves. She deserves a happy ending, so she’s going to give herself one.
It’s still uncertain how the series will comment on these gendered stereotypes and potentially push back against them. I can’t help but wonder what the reactions will be like to a 1950’s wedding between a witch and a robot. There’s a lot of potential for impactful storytelling.
Wanda and Vision’s neighbors question the couple about marriage and children at the start of the trailer. Of course the question of children is important, because this could be another way to cling to normalcy through a classic, nuclear family. It’s also clearly another part of life Wanda wishes she could have lived with Vision.
I wonder how much of the twins we will actually see on WandaVision and in the future of the Marvel Universe. In the comics, their son Wiccan takes after Wanda in his telepathic and reality warping abilities. Speed, on the other hand, takes after his uncle, Quicksilver.
This detail alone makes me wish WandaVision and The Mandalorian swapped premiere dates. Do you know how cool it would be to see this episode during spooky season? Its delay until after Halloween makes the anticipation even greater.
We saw a glimpse of Wanda in the comic-accurate costume during the Super Bowl TV Spot, but this trailer gives a great look at both members of the couple suited up. Wanda’s costume is the biggest nod to her alias as Scarlet Witch so far.
Vision’s colorful costume could serve as a disguise to interact with the world in a way that’s not possible on any other night than Halloween. This episode feels like a pivotal one, because everyone wears a disguise on Halloween. It’s a holiday to enjoy the supernatural, which makes it a perfect opportunity for Wanda and Vision to be their true selves.
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