Kevin Feige Knew ‘WandaVision’ Had to Happen
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier comes out this Friday but some fans are still reeling over the WandaVision finale. Once Episode 1 drops on March 19, things will get a little better, but right now, it’s still sad Vision and Wanda hours. And with that said, their love story is still the most romantic thing Marvel has ever put out. Because of that chemistry on screen, Kevin Feige always knew that the Marvel Cinematic Universe had to go more in-depth into their story. [Spoiler alert: Spoilers ahead for WandaVision].
Kevin Feige saw so much potential in Wanda and Vision’s story
In a recent interview with IMDb, Feige said that despite Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) sharing such few minutes of screentime prior to WandaVision, it made a significant impact on him and audiences.
“Major, major chemistry in the relatively minor moments that we’d seen them in over the years in the movies,” Feige said. “Always showed that there was such amazing potential there.”
He said that from the moment that Vision saved Wanda in Sokovia, when she was ready to die after she felt Pietro die, he saw that potential. And he said he was enamored with the from there all the way to, what he describes as, “the most heartbreaking moment of the entire Infinity saga.” This is, of course, when Wanda has to destroy the Mind Stone giving Vision life and he dies twice in front of her.
Essentially, their chemistry on-screen and the romance, in general, is seriously tough to miss.
Feige knew that their story had to be a Disney+ series
With all that said, Feige told IMDb that he just knew their relationship needed to be explored further. And when Disney’s streaming service came to fruition, with serious MCU components, their story was going to be a main focus.
“The potential there was always so amazing, that when Bob Iger told us about Disney+, we knew they were among the first — and now the first — that we wanted to do it with,” Feige said.
Iger announced Disney+ in 2018, according to Variety, with years of testing and planning for a Disney streaming service before that. And basically when that was announced it was also announced that that a lot of MCU characters that hadn’t gottent standalone movies were getting series, such as Wanda Maximoff. One thing led to another and WandaVision came to be, with fans not really knowing much about it other than the 1950s/1960s sitcom aspect of the first two episodes literally up until it dropped in January 2021.
Originally, when Phase 4 of the MCU was announced, back in July of 2019, WandaVision was supposed to come out Spring 2021. It was near the beginning to middle of Phase 4 but definitely didn’t kick it off like it does now. But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and everything being pushed back, the release dates got switched around. But even with that difference, it feels like it was meant to be. Other than the fact that we have to wait a whole year until Wanda’s next appearance in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Could there be another season of ‘WandaVision’?
For obvious reasons, another season of WandaVision just like this one most like won’t happen. As Olsen said on a podcast with Vanity Fair, Wanda accidentally creating WandaVision was a sort of therapy for her. By the finale, viewers saw that she worked through her issues a little bit and when she found out how much she was harming the citizens of Westview, she chose to set them free. It was a selfless thing to do when you consider she was living out her ideal life with an autonomous reincarnation of the love of her life and two brand new children of her own. In a way it was a progression of her healing of grief — the final stage of acceptance in her grieving process — but it was still truly painful.
So, moving forward, this version of a WandaVision Season 2 wouldn’t happen. But another season or long-form story about Wanda Maximoff, Vision (whichever version pops up in the future), and whatever reincarnation of Billy and Tommy comes back is definitely a possibility. That is, according to Feige himself.
“I’ve been at Marvel too long to say a definite no or yes to anything, in regards to another season of WandaVision,” he said at a recent Television Cricis Association panel according to TVLine. “The fun of the MCU is all of the cross-over between series and films. Sometimes [a show] will go into a Season 2, and sometimes it will go into a movie and then back into a series.”
Scarlet Witch isn’t going anywhere, and her romance with Vision might not be truly dead either.