After a very long summer and winter and summer and winter again, we finally returned to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Disney+’s WandaVision, the initial MCU release since Spider-Man: Far From Home over a year ago.
Picking up following the events of Endgame, WandaVision follows Wanda Maximoff (also Called Scarlet Witch and played with Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) since the few enact various sitcoms from the 1950s onward. The show unfolds like a puzzle box. Questions have been raised and increased… and increased until episodes reveal the sleight of hand behind early-season magic. (There’s even a true magic series to reinforce how meta everything already is: we are watching Vision and Wanda; we are watching others, like spectators and SWORD scientists, see Vision and Wanda, etc..)
As expected, there’s much speculation on how WandaVision will match into another phase of the MCU. The show has introduced two future Young Avengers with Billy and Tommy. It is brought in figures from Ant-Man along with the Wasp, Thor, and Captain Marvel, and may soon connect the show to the Doctor Unusual franchise along with the upcoming Disney+ series, Hawkeye.
All that said, will WandaVision reside on as its show with prospective seasons, or is it merely a prelude to another phase of this MCU?
Is WandaVision getting a season 2?
There’s no word yet from executives in Disney or even Marvel on a possible WandaVision season two. When asked about season two in a meeting with Elle, however, Elizabeth Olsen did hint at future developments. “The reason it is a sitcom shows itself later in the show. When Kevin [Feige] told me, it did not feel so eccentric. It felt just like an excellent way to start our narrative.”
Whether she means “start our narrative” as in prelude the progress of this first season or set up future seasons–that important distinction–remains unclear. What does seem clear, however, is that WandaVision will not be a wait-and-see choice for Marvel; with each franchise so thoroughly crafted, either season 2 is currently in the works, also it won’t exist.
What will WandaVision season 2 be about?
Regardless of if not WandaVision sees another season, its narrative will finally continue. Olsen will appear at the forthcoming MCU film Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, currently filming in London and directed by superhero and horror veteran Sam Raimi. Perhaps WandaVision takes us there, maybe that film brings us back to get a Season two, but it’s difficult to say for certain as of now.
Why is Marvel’s properties unique is that there aren’t rigid barriers between businesses. So while WandaVision may not last the sitcom shenanigans, we won’t always be done with its many characters–and certainly not with the consequences of its own storyline. Twins Billy and Tommy, for example, are likely to appear in another MCU phase of movies, and, together, more Scarlet Witch.
Though, there’s one character we may have to really say goodbye to following WandaVision: Vision. He is, you understand, dead lifeless. We’ll see how the season plays out, but it is not looking promising. Just like Wanda, at least we had a season of television together with him to bid farewell.