This article includes spoilers for WandaVision.
Marvel Studios may be using the "slow build" technique for their first series on Disney+, but it's already feeling like a worthwhile effort. The first three episodes of WandaVision have given a glimpse at the starring couple settling into the 1950s-70s style of suburbia and the teases for the show's overarching story are just beginning to show themselves.
The end of Episode 3, "Now In Color," firmly planted the show into the MCU timeline with the reveal that Monica Rambeau knows more about Wanda Maximoff's story than she let on at first.
After mentioning MCU villain Ultron by name and then following up by speaking to Wanda about her brother Pietro, Wanda used her powers to hurl Monica into the real world, showing the first signs of things not being as they appear.
According to a recent interview with the show's leading woman, this is only the beginning.
ELIZABETH OLSEN TEASES A SHIFT ON THE WAY
In a new interview with Digital Spy, WandaVision star Elizabeth Olsen reveals that the series' plot was all planned out, so she and the cast always knew what was coming next:
"When we started filming this show, we had all nine scripts, so I didn't have to not really know what was going on ever. It was very specific."
Referencing the fact that press screeners were only given for the series' first three episodes, Olsen mentions that there is "quite a shift" on the way starting in Episode 4:
"I think the reason why they show the press the first episodes is because Episode 4 is quite a shift. It's a really fun perspective swap and I think a lot gets understood at that moment."
WHAT THIS SHIFT MEANS
At the end of Episode 3, Wanda is seen in her home quite relaxed after throwing Monica Rambeau back into the real world. Monica is then surrounded by government vehicles, helicopters, and likely SWORD agents as the first hint is given for what's really going.
No specific information is known about Episode 4 yet; although it will presumably be utilizing the 1980s style of American sitcoms as the series moves through the decades. This entry of WandaVision will pull references from sitcoms such as Roseanne, and Family Ties, but at this rate that seems to only be the tip of the iceberg.
Wanda and Vision will likely be put through the early stages of parenthood after the birth of their twin sons, Billy and Tommy. It's still a mystery how long it will take for the infants to show signs of their superpowers from the comics, but it will certainly be another challenge for the couple to deal with along with the overarching story.
Safe to say, the end of Episode 3 is only the start of things getting absolutely insane in Marvel Studios' most unique project to date. Episode 4 of WandaVision will premiere on Disney+ on Friday, January 29, 2021; the first three episodes are available to stream now.