‘WandaVision’: How Long Has It Been For Wanda Since Vision Died?
After a year and a half of waiting, Marvel Cinematic Universe fans finally received new content from the epic franchise. WandaVision premiered in January 2021, showcasing a very different side of the MCU. Wanda Maximoff (aka Scarlet Witch) and Vision live as a married couple, despite Vision’s Avengers: Infinity War death. So what’s the timeline here?
Scarlet Witch and Vision began a romance in the MCU
Wanda and Vision first met in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Both became Avengers after that, as seen in Captain America: Civil War. As Vision keeps an eye on Wanda at the Avengers facility, he tells her how fond of her he is. They fight on opposite sides during the ensuing battle, but Vision is still there for her when she’s injured.
In Avengers: Infinity War, their romance is confirmed. Wanda, having escaped in Civil War, is living abroad with Vision. The two are in a relationship, and Vision doesn’t want to go back to their life with the Avengers. Of course, they do anyway, as Vision is in trouble — Thanos wants the Mind Stone.
Vision died in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and Wanda disappeared
To save the world from the villain, Vision wants Wanda to destroy the Mind Stone — and, in turn, him — to keep Thanos from getting it. But she refuses. They go to Wakanda, where Shuri gets to work extracting the Stone in a way that will keep Vision alive. But Wanda leaves her post watching over him to fight.
Thanos arrives, and Vision and Wanda find each other again. Vision insists that Wanda destroy the Stone, killing him. She eventually agrees, and Thanos witnesses her kill Vision. He then reverses time and takes the Stone, killing Thanos himself. He snaps his fingers, and she disintegrates. She returns at the end of Avengers: Endgame.
‘WandaVision’ reunited Scarlet Witch and Vision
The Disney+ series WandaVision begins without a thorough explanation, or any explanation at all, really. Wanda and Vision start their lives in the small town of Westview. They’re seemingly an ordinary married couple to those around them while attempting to hide their true selves.
But audiences quickly realized that something was off. While some initially assumed that WandaVision took place between Civil War and Infinity War, it’s later established that this is not the case. There is something off about this sitcom world, which Wanda herself can control.
‘WandaVision’ Episode 4 establishes a timeline
In WandaVision Episode 4, audiences finally see how the series fits into the MCU — including where it falls in the timeline. The episode begins with Monica Rambeau (last seen as a child in Captain Marvel) reforming after the snap is reversed in 2023. She quickly learns that it’s no longer 2018, and everything has changed.
The action jumps to three weeks later when Monica rejoins the team at SWORD. She’s given a strange mission — to assist FBI agent Jimmy Woo in figuring out what’s going on in Westview, New Jersey. Monica accidentally finds herself drawn into the forcefield, joining Wanda’s reality.
This means that Wanda, after reappearing and fighting Thanos, didn’t have much time to mourn Vision before the series began — no more than a few weeks. She attended Tony Stark’s funeral, where she imparted wisdom on a grieving Clint Barton. So we’ll have to wait and find out what changed between that conversation and WandaVision.