It has been long-since announced that the MCU Disney+ series WandaVision takes place after the universe-shaking event of the Blip in Avengers: Endgame. The sitcom portion of the series appears to defy the typical rules of time and space, given Wanda’s accelerated pregnancy, but there’s a world outside Westview that operates on a normal timeline. The exact point of said timeline remained a mystery...until now.
WANDAVISION TAKES PLACE SHORTLY AFTER AVENGERS: ENDGAME
During the scene in which Monica Rambeau returns to her workplace at S.W.O.R.D. in WandaVision’s fourth episode, acting director of the organization Tyler Hayward tells her, “It’s been three weeks and you’re the first to report,” referring to Rambeau being the first to return to her position after being dusted five years earlier and subsequently restored by the Blip.
While three weeks have passed between the Blip in Avengers: Endgame and the beginning of WandaVision’s events, it’s not clear how much time has passed since we last saw Wanda Maximoff herself in the MCU, which was during Tony Stark’s funeral. It’s likely that this was just a day or two after Endgame’s final battle, which would still leave about three weeks between her talk with Clint Barton about lost loved ones and the beginning of the sitcom takeover of Westview.
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Kevin Feige explained that they had to cut Doctor Strange from the WandaVision finale because "it would have taken away from Wanda," revealing that they "didn't want the end of the show to be commoditized to go to the next movie."
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WANDAVISION'S PLACE IN THE MCU
WandaVision almost certainly taking place in the year 2023 - the same as Avengers: Endgame - means that the events of the series happen before those of the only other project Marvel Studio has released since Spider-Man: Far From Home. That series is set the summer after the Blip, and it seems about a year passes between the events of the two movies.
One development that appears to take place in between these two projects is S.W.O.R.D.'s status in outer space. In WandaVision, Hayward explains to Rambeau that the space side of S.W.O.R.D. isn't doing very well due to many agents in that department getting dusted, and many of those remaining developing a fear of space travel. However, by the post-credits scene of Far From Home (which occurs at an unknown time), Nick Fury is seen working alongside a group of Skrulls aboard what appears to be a space station for S.W.O.R.D. It's possible that a project like Secret Invasion, which will feature Fury and Skrulls, will fill in these gaps.
The placement of WandaVision in the MCU timeline raises a lot of other questions as well. The series is confirmed to somehow lead into Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, which is supposedly set after the untitled third Spider-Man movie, which itself takes place after Far From Home. It remains to be seen exactly how WandaVision will connect to the Doctor Strange sequel, but it’s possible that time will elapse between the end of the former’s events and the beginning of the latters.
New episodes of WandaVision are released every Friday on Disney+.