This article contains spoilers for WandaVision.
Marvel Studios' first venture into long-form storytelling on Disney+ is starting off slowly, but that shouldn't leave MCU fans disappointed only two weeks in. The first three episodes of WandaVision are doing everything they can to set up a story unlike any told in the franchise's history, and the larger plot is already being teased after only about 90 minutes of released footage.
After the double dose of premiere episodes debuted on January 15, setting up Wanda and Vision in their 1950s and 60s sitcom-inspired lives, Episode 3 helped reveal to the MCU fandom that this story is about to go bonkers. Much of this had to do with the reveal of Monica Rambeau/Geraldine revealing her knowledge of the MCU's history before being hurled literally into another dimension.
Speaking with the actress playing Rambeau, it becomes clear that this is only the beginning.
WANDAVISION QUESTIONS WILL SOON BE ANSWERED
In a recent interview with TVLine, WandaVision star Teyonah Parris helped shed some light both on what's happened so far in the MCU Disney+ series and what's about to come. Parris explained that while the first two episodes are largely "very specific to the time periods and the sitcoms," there is a feeling of uncertainty and suspicion as to what's really happening:
“The first couple episodes of WandaVision are very specific to the time period and the sitcoms. And what’s interesting in these first couple of episodes is that you do feel something’s amiss, something’s not quite right. Many characters are taking note of that; characters aren’t able to remember things, they aren’t able to quite put their finger on a thing.”
After Episode 3 closed with Wanda throwing Monica back into the real world, Parris promises that all will reveal itself before long:
“Watching all of that unravel, and then come together later in the series, is going to be quite a ride. And I hope that you all tune in and ride this thing with us, because it will be well worth it. I know there are so many questions in the first couple of episodes, and just no answers, but we will get to it, I promise.”
WHAT WILL WANDAVISION BRING NEXT WEEK?
With WandaVision serving as the MCU's first true venture into storytelling in a TV show format, the journey of the show's central couple is still largely a mystery. To that point, in three full episodes, there has only been about a minute of footage showing what's going on outside the virtual walls of Wanda's newly created reality.
Theories are flying across the Internet describing multiple ways this show could continue into Episode 4, especially after the confirmation that Wanda and Vision are in their own alternate reality. It seems as though Monica knows this to some extent, and it will be exciting to see what her true intentions are once her affiliation with SWORD comes to a head.
In terms of the use of historical eras of American sitcoms, they appear to be changing at a rapid pace considering Wanda's pregnancy moved about four months in the span of twelve hours. There is surely some reason for Wanda to be using these surroundings to help set the stage for a good life with Vision, and it will likely reveal itself more as the show progresses through the 80s, 90s, and into the 21st century.
No matter how the final details play out, it's obvious from the start that not everything is right in Wanda and Vision's world. The actors bringing WandaVision to life are all teasing something special starting in Episode 4, and the quotes from Parris only reinforce that the new entry can't get here quickly enough.
Episode 4 of WandaVision will premiere on Disney+ on January 29, 2021. The first three episodes are now available to stream.