Marvel boss Kevin Feige has revealed that the WandaVision series on Disney + will focus on the powers of his heroine.
With the Covid-19 pandemic and the slowdown in theatrical releases, a system like Marvel's and its huge film schedule is still being out of date. However, if we have been waiting for Black Widow since last April, the super-heroic studio can still take advantage of the Disney + platform to develop new formats and new stories within the MCU</strong> .
It is for all these reasons that the Wandavision series has a lot to carry on its shoulders , both by introducing Marvel's Phase 4, but also by presenting itself as one of the main pillars of Disney + for the months to come (the platform still showing a fairly limited number of original creations, except The Mandalorian ).
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Since its first mysterious trailer, the return of the characters Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) has raised its share of questions . After all, we did get to see the happy couple well, at least until they were abruptly separated by death in Avengers: Infinity War , where Thanos snatched Vision's Infinity Stone from Vision making his body work.
Moreover, with its strange aesthetic, summoning various periods of television, it would seem that WandaVision is having fun with the powers of its heroine. In the comics, Wanda, aka Scarlet Witch, possesses a devastating force linked to chaos, the density of which even she doesn't always perceive. In any case, Kevin Feige, the big boss of Marvel Studios, confirmed at the microphone of Empire that the series will explore more in depth the almost limitless capacities of the character:
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“If you look at the Infinity Saga, I don't think anyone has gone through more pain and trauma than Wanda Maximoff. And no character seems as powerful as her. And no character has such an undefined and unexplored power chain as Wanda Maximoff. ”
The big boss of the MCU also recalled that in the mythology established by the films, Wanda holds her powers from the Stone of the Spirit, and this before she brings Vision to life: “ It seems that exploring [ such powers] is interesting after Endgame . Who else is aware of this power? Where is he from ? Was it the Stone of the Spirit that unlocked it? ”.
In his words, Feige puts forward Scarlett Witch's pain as the engine of his powers. Reminder-ons that in the chronology of the MCU, it loses not only vision, but also his brother, Pietro, in Avengers: Age of Ultron The. It's interesting, because some comics have already explored this path, and could give us a little idea of the direction Marvel is considering.
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In House of M for example, the character's troubles lead him to create an alternate reality, which imprisons all the superheroes. This should come in handy for the superheroine, who will become one of the spearheads of Phase 4, also appearing in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness .
Finally, the CEO of Marvel Studios takes the opportunity to detail the inspirations of the television series, which will not only pay tribute to the sitcoms of the 50-60s: “I watched too much The Dick Van Dyke Show , I Love Lucy and Ma Beloved witch [as a child]. But we also go to the style of Modern Family and The Office. The face-camera trembling, documentary style. ”
By tracing such a history of television in this way, it would seem that WandaVision is a manifesto for Marvel and Disney , in order to establish a new era to which Disney + will clearly contribute. In any case, it will be necessary to wait until January 15, 2021 to know where the powers of Scarlett Witch are positioned, even if we have already looked into the question in a file dedicated to the most powerful superheroes.