WandaVision Episodes 4 Review – Trust the Feige Process
Look at that. See what happens when you trust the process that's been in place since the beginning of the MCU? Turns out that the first three episodes of WandaVision weren't slow but were perfectly paced and placed for the story being told. Episode 4 takes us outside of the illusion that Wanda has created and shows us how we got here (or at least partly).
Things that we discuss:
- Maria Rambeau helped found S.W.O.R.D. That means both S.H.I.E.L.D and S.W.O.R.D. were both cofounded by women in the MCU and that's pretty cool
- The timeline puts WandaVision happening about 3 weeks after the end of EndGame. That actually means this happened before Far From Home which makes the after credit scene of that movie hit different (With Nick Fury in space building a station with a bunch of Skrulls).
- The 5 year gap after the blip showed some people really did grow. Darcy is having a come up and Jimmy finally learned that card trick. Good for him
- We knew Wanda was behind a lot of this but the level at which she is doing it is really revealing the horror aspect of this show. Seems like Wanda is puppeting her dead boyfriend's body around in an illusion to make it seem like he's still alive.
- Speaking of Vision, we have a theory about how this all came to be and why Wanda seems to react so violently to seeing the logo of S.W.O.R.D. What if the acting Director of S.W.O.R.D. changed the name of the organization after they started experimenting on the remains of Vision and Wanda found out. It makes sense. Even though he was killed and the Mind stone was ripped from him by Thanos, S.W.O.R.D. may have been studying him to see if any remains of the stone were there. Wanda finds out after coming back and well...things didn't go well from there.
This was a great episode that answered some questions and presented so many more. It's safe to say that Marvel knows what they're doing here and their Disney+ shows are going to do a great job of world building for their next phase of movies. We can't wait.
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Enjoyed this review, and the episode very much.
Now, that they’ve title dropped Monica as a Captain, I think she’ll take over the mantle of Captain Marvel at some point in the future. Carol will be her “Mar-Vell”, so to speak. My guess is that Carol will die in an Avengers movie (ala Tony) and Monica will take up the mantle in honor of her fellow Avenger and Auntie Carol.
I don’t think this happens in the next Avengers movie, but the one after that. In whatever film will be this new MCU era’s equivalent to Endgame. Could also happen in that all woman team up movie. We’re probably talking about 10 years from now. But, they definitely made Monica a Captain for a very specific reason.