The final countdown to the return of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is here, sending the MCU fandom into a frenzy.
Phase 4 of the MCU is less than a week away as Marvel and Disney prepare for the premiere of WandaVision, whose first two episodes will premiere on Disney+ this Friday. The cast and crew have been all in on the promotional tour, teasing what’s coming while also leaving the story a complete mystery for now.
The weekend before the show’s release holds the press junket to prepare for its debut, and the first reactions to its early episodes have been overwhelmingly positive as screeners make their way through various media outlets. Some press members are even receiving special gifts from Marvel Studios to amp up the hype even further, as proven by a recent social media blast.
The box includes a notebook, a travel silverware set, coasters, pint glasses and a TV tray.
The set also comes with a new promo image, showing a classic TV Guide magazine featuring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany in a retro style picture. Wanda is making a TV remote levitate in her hands, which is adorned with glowing yellow buttons that resemble the MCU's Mind Stone.
The full tweet can be seen here:
WHAT THIS MEANS
While most of the material in this box is simply awesome merchandise associated with the new Disney+ series, the TV Guide could be an indicator of some of the insanity set to be utilized in WandaVision.
The remote is a classic Zenith-inspired remote control, which began to go into production in the 1950s; this is the same time period in which the first episode of WandaVision is reportedly set. The interesting thing about this remote is that it appears to be glowing yellow and its buttons are very reminiscent of the yellow Mind Stone, which is adorned in Vision's forehead.
The only Infinity Stone tease for this series came for a split second in the second trailer from Disney Investor Day, but it would seem to be a crucial piece of this story considering it's Vision's source of life. The mystery surrounding the android's return is still completely in the dark, and it will be interesting to find out just how much the Infinity Stone comes into play in the latter stages of this story.
WandaVision will begin streaming on Disney+ on January 15, 2021.