MCU: Did the End of ‘Far From Home’ Secretly Reveal the Plot of ‘WandaVision’?
A show that combines TV tropes of Leave it to Beaver with superheroes? Sounds weird to many, but that’s partly why it’s so anticipated.
Now, there are hints that we’ve already seen clues pointing toward WandaVision from a surprising source that usually doesn’t have much to do with Wanda or Vision: Spider-Man.
What is ‘WandaVision,’ anyway?
That has been the million-dollar question ever since the show was introduced at San Diego Comic-Con last year. The key art showed Wanda and Vision in what looked to be 1950s-style domestic bliss. What was this, Marvel or a weird sequel to Pleasantville?
Per Collider, even Bettany seemed stumped by it. He said: “I so admire Kevin Feige and the courage that he has. The decision that he’s made with this show is so bonkers, quite frankly, and really risky and really new and unlike anything [Marvel Studios has] ever done. It has been — I’m going to speak for [Elizabeth Olsen]; I guess she wouldn’t mind — is it’s been one of the highlights of my career, making this show. I don’t know how it’s gonna come out but it’s been so much fun to make.”
With advance praise like that, fans were puzzled but excited, and they were even more so earlier this year, when a Super Bowl preview showed the title characters in several different kinds of TV tropes, from Married with Children to the Brady Bunch.
The official synopsis reads: “Marvel Studios’ WandaVision blends the style of classic sitcoms with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany)—two super-powered beings living their ideal suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.”
How does ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ affect ‘WandaVision?’
At first glance, it would seem hard to connect the dots between Spider-Man and WandaVision, but that’s just what some fans have done. The end credits scene revealed that Nick Fury and Maria Hill were not actually Fury and Hill, but shape-shifting Skrulls that we met in Captain Marvel. Meanwhile, the real Fury appeared to be in space. But what does that have to do with WandaVision?
It’s hard to tell given this Reddit thread, which seems to be devoted mainly to hashing out exactly how many episodes WandaVision will be. The thread is based on an article from Murphy’s Multiverse that says WandaVision will have more than six episodes, as originally thought. It might be nine.
One fan on the thread said, “Makes sense with the sitcom angle. Instead of full hours they could have multiple half hour episodes.” And another fan responded, without attribution, “Sword has a whole other storyline in the show too it’ll probably be 50/50.” SWORD is the space-based SHIELD equivalent that Fury appears to be heading up in Far From Home
Just how long will ‘WandaVision’ be?
So the question is, however many episodes there will be of WandaVision, how long will those be? Will they be approximately an hour, like The Mandalorian? Or will they be more of a sitcom length at 30 minutes a piece?
“Elizabeth Olsen said it was going to be 6 hours long. Do this math: 6 hours is 360 minutes (60×6 = 360). And if you do (360 minutes: 9 episodes = 40 minutes).” So that makes the new theory of nine episodes check out,” one fan guessed.
However long WandaVision ends up being, it’s still one of Marvel’s most eagerly awaited shows, and not just because of the oddball premise. As one fan put it, “With such a s*** year and all the delays of movies, I am ready to send Marvel $50 for when WandaVision and Falcon and the Winter Soldier come out to give me my ‘fix.'”