Since it gained the Marvel comic book empire in 2009, Disney has helped turn the Marvel Cinematic Universe (better known to fans as the MCU) into a mega-franchise with more than a dozen movies and TV shows, all inhabiting a single, shared fictional world. But for a company famous for serialized storytelling and leaving plenty of room for sequels, exactly what the future will hold for its most recent foray, the Disney+ hit series Wanda Vision, remains hazy.
Starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, who reprise their roles in the Avengers movies as the titular superheroes Wanda Maximoff (aka the Scarlet Witch) and Vision (her android boyfriend-cum-husband), the show follows the couple by some zany, and sometimes menacing experiences in a TV sitcom-inspired world of Wanda’s magical invention –all while external forces from the bigger Marvel universe attempt to put a halt to them. Perhaps unsurprisingly, considering that the show is the first infusion of new content to the MCU deadline because the events of this 2019 blockbusters Avengers: Endgame and Spiderman: Far From Home, Wanda Vision’s dramatic plot twists and projecting surprises have had the entire internet buzzing over the implications it might have on the bigger MCU and for the future of the series itself.
Part of a slate of crossover streaming displays in the MCU (Ms. Marvel and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier are also in the works), it’s never been clear if Wanda Vision was designed as a limited show or something ongoing, but with all the show’s end coming, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige does seem to have given a response… at least for the moment. “I’ve been in Marvel too long to say a definite no to anything so far as the second season of Wanda Vision,” he said during a virtual Disney+ panel. He later added, “The fun of the MCU is all of the crossovers we could do between the show, between films. So it is going to vary based on the story. Sometimes [the Disney+ shows] will go into a year two, at times it will go to a characteristic and back into a series.”
Unfortunately for lovers craving more of Wanda Vision’s time skipping genre joy, while that might appear to indicate that there’s still a possibility for future payments together with the figures, also, it sounds as though there’s nothing definitively in the works for a year two.
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Of course, one of the upsides of a shared universe is that, though we may not know what is ahead for Wanda Vision we can expect to see a number of those characters along with the fallout from the series addressed at the MCU. Particularly, Olsen’s Wanda has been declared to reunite in the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring Doctor Strange sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness next year, so those looking for one more dose of witchy insanity won’t have to wait too long.