The first reactions to WandaVision are here! The show doesn’t premiere on Disney+ until this Friday, January 15th, but some lucky humans got to see the first three episodes early. Opinions are sure to vary as the season unfolds, but the first reactions are overwhelmingly positive. Check out a few of them below!
The reactions above hint at what all of us have been wondering: Is WandaVision the right way to start Phase 4 of the MCU? It wasn’t the intended launching point, but it looks like WandaVision sticks the landing. It is daring to launch the new phase of a cinematic universe off of a show that challenges so many of its established norms, but it’s also what the MCU needs.
I think that WandaVision could breathe new life into the MCU with its ever-changing structure that comes with taking on sitcoms from different decades. It’s a fresh take on the superhero genre. While that may leave a few fans who live for the action-driven projects jarred, it’ll move the MCU into the future of more character-driven work. Hopefully. Even if it doesn’t, it looks like it’s going to be impossible to avoid the relevance of the Disney+ series in the MCU’s larger picture. It’s all connected in one massive story.
Critics are loving Elizabeth Olsen’s performance of Wanda through the decades. They’re echoing award buzz. We’re here for it even though we haven’t seen the episodes yet. Superhero projects are shut out of award ceremonies too often. Olsen has been gushing about playing Wanda on this show. It’s not shocking that her performance reflects that excitement.
Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany’s chemistry has always been great, but it hasn’t been given enough time to shine in the MCU. WandaVision gives them that chance, and people are loving it. Not only that, Bettany is clearly having a blast. He, too, has expressed great joy in getting to be a part of such an inventive project. It’s such a treat that we’ll get to see Vision in this new way.
One of the most interesting things about these first reviews is how much is left to discover. It sounds like the first few episodes only scratch the surface of what WandaVision is going to be. The cast is blowing everything out of the water in just the first three episodes. Imagine what comes next with everyone, including Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau.
Most importantly, the consensus seems to be that WandaVision is taking that deep dive into Wanda’s story. Fans have been craving more from Wanda since the jump. We’ll finally get to see more of her journey and hopefully explore her trauma in a more nuanced way than the MCU has had time to offer. Can you tell that we’re extremely excited for this show?
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WandaVision premieres on Disney+ Friday, January 15th.