Marvel is back…with a…sitcom?! Yes you heard correctly, two of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes from the Avengers, Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) are back, starring in a sitcom. Now when I first heard of this concept, I definitely said, “this sounds stupid”. When I saw the trailer for Wandavision, I definitely said, “this looks stupid.” Needless to say, when Disney Plus released two episodes this weekend, despite my feelings, I watched Wandavision anyway, because hey, it’s Wanda and Vision from the Avengers! So for those of you who don’t know, Wanda, the Scarlet Witch and Vision a powerful robot made by Tony “Ironman” Stark himself are superheroes from the Avenger films. In the Marvel films, Vison and Wanda are romantically linked, and Wandavision continues this romance, although Vision was killed in Avengers: Infinity War…right? Hmmm a mystery.
Wanda and Vision appear to be trapped in some form of 50s/60s reality where they are living life, like a sitcom. Wanda and Vision appear to be oblivious to this fact, but clues and circumstances begin to happen that begin to make them question their reality. Wanda appears to be more aware than Vision, but she realizes something is amiss when a colorful toy helicopter crashes into the yard of her black and white world. However, her main priority is to focus on the love and companionship she shares with Vision, although neither one of them can remember when they got married, or any important details about their lives. This is the story so far in the two episodes released.
Wandavision is truly a sitcom that borrows unashamedly from classics like Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, The Dick Van Dyke show and probably a host of others, along with it being shown in black and white. The question is why? Why would Marvel do this to fans? Well, like I said there is a mystery, but will anyone stick around to see what the mystery is? If a viewer turns on this show and sees Wanda and Vision prancing around in black and white, doing 50 and 60 style sitcom pranks, and scenarios will they roll their eyes and turn the show off? I would be hard pressed to see a regular viewer want to stick around and watch this. I struggle to see young Marvel fans stick around to watch Wandavision. I myself, have become intrigued, so I know I will stick around to the end. The creator of this show will either be classified as a mad genius or fool, for bringing such a unique and creative show to streaming. The question is…are we ready for it? If you are invested in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, then definitely SPEND THE CASH, to see this because it definitely ties in, but where and how remains to be seen. Regular non-MCU fans may want to MAKE THE DASH.