Well it's here! After more than 18 months, the MCU is back in full force and fans are loving it. This week saw the debut of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first foray into the world of television with WandaVision on Disney + (check out our full review here). The MCU's Phase 4 kickoff focuses on Wanda Maximoff and Vision as they traverse a little too good to be true slice of reality.
The first two episodes (which are streaming now) has viewers combing through every frame to see what little tidbits Feige and co. have left for the eagle-eyed among us. Critical reception of the MCU has been mostly positive in recent years and WandaVision does buck that trend thus far.
After the debut of WandaVision's first two episodes, the Marvel Studios project is now the highest rated on Rotten Tomatoes in the history of the MCU. At the time of writing, the show currently sits at a Tomatometer Score of 97%, with an Audience Score of 86%.
The full list of Marvel Studios' MCU Rotten Tomatoes scores can be seen below:
1.) WandaVision - 97%
2.) Black Panther - 96%
3.) Avengers: Endgame - 94%
4.) Iron Man - 94%
5.) Thor: Ragnarok - 93%
6.) Spider-Man: Homecoming - 92%
7.) The Avengers - 91%
8.) Guardians of the Galaxy - 91%
9.) Spider-Man: Far From Home - 91%
10.) Captain America: Civil War - 90%
11.) Captain America: The Winter Soldier - 90%
12.) Doctor Strange - 89%
13.) Ant-Man and the Wasp - 87%
14.) Avengers: Infinity War - 85%
15.) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - 85%
16.) Ant-Man - 82%
17.) Captain America: The First Avenger - 80%
18.) Iron Man 3 - 79%
19.) Captain Marvel - 79%
20.) Thor - 77%
21.) Avengers: Age of Ultron - 76%
22.) Iron Man 2 - 72%
23.) The Incredible Hulk - 67%
24.) Thor: The Dark World - 66%
Elizabeth Olsen believed that Wanda Maximoff "has a tremendous amount of guilt” as she secluded herself from the world after the finale of 'WandaVision.'
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."
Kevin Feige confirmed that a deal was finalized between Benedict Cumberbatch and Marvel to appear in the final episode of 'WandaVision.'
WHAT THIS MEANS
This is exciting news if you are a fan of the direction the MCU is heading. Fans (including myself) were a little apprehensive to see what a Marvel Studios property would look like in an episodic format, and if WandaVision's debut is any indication everything seems in good shape.
Now while it is exciting to see Marvel's latest get its moment in the sun (especially taking the risks it is taking), fans should not lock this in as the best project in the MCU, at least yet. We are only two episodes in, with seven more to go. A lot could change between now and Episode 9.
Viewers are only just starting on this journey, and if the quality of the first two episodes continues through WandaVision's run there should be no need to worry. This is just a case of not counting the super-powered chickens before they hatch.