‘WandaVision’ debuts tomorrow on Disney +, but reporters have already been able to watch and the series kicked off with a 95% approval on Rotten Tomatoes.
Of the 82 opinions published, 78 are positive and 4 negative. The average score was 8.09 / 10.
According to the general consensus, “WandaVision is a wonderfully bizarre and surprisingly daring step for the MCU for small screens – and a perfect showcase for Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany.”
Check out the top reviews:
“Either way, ‘WandaVision’ is the weirdest entry in the MCU to date, and a significant artistic step in its narrative.” Adam Graham, Detroit News.
“I can’t wait to find out which direction the show will take. But it will obviously take time to get there. – Bill Goodykoontz, Republic of Arizona
“Once WandaVision starts recycling the same content in every episode, it becomes hard to ignore that the main point of the program is playing with the format, instead of moving its story forward.” Roxana Hadadi – RogerEbert.com
“No matter how much people say that ‘WandaVision’ is different from anything the company has done before, for better or for worse, it’s more or less the same.” – Ben Travers, indieWire
“Strangely enough, going back in time, WandaVision has created a new and different television.” – Wenlei Ma, News.com.au
“So eerily different from what we expect from Marvel, that it can serve as a gateway for people who have firmly resisted the superhero genre so far.” – Jim Slotek, Original Cin.
Meet the Characters of “WandaVision,” the MCU’s First Original Series
Having made her MCU debut in the 2015 movie Avengers: Age of Ultron, Wanda is the twin sister of the late Pietro Maximoff (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). The two had their family killed by a Stark Industries missile and, motivated by revenge, ended up joining the evil robot, Ultron (James Spader). The twins were affected by a HYDRA experiment that “enhanced” their DNA with one of the Infinity Stones. Pietro was very quick, while Wanda had the ability to manipulate things with her mind. As the MCU progressed, Wanda’s powers increased, even allowing her to fly. In the comics, she is able to change reality with her skills. So, for the first time in the Marvel Extended Universe, we’ll likely see the young lady reach her full potential and mess things up a bit.
Another who debuted in The Age of Ultron, Vision was created during a clash between Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) and Ultron. Joining the JARVIS Artificial Intelligence with the Jewel of Mind and part of Ultron’s consciousness, Visão joined the Avengers and quickly became one of the weirdest characters on the team. With the ability to change his density, fly, have a Vibranium body, and shoot Lightning with the jewel on his forehead, Vision has proven to be one of the most powerful heroes. However, he was killed by Thanos (Josh Brolin) at the end of Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and barely mentioned himself in Avengers: Endgame (2019). So, appearing alive on WandaVision is one of the mysteries to be solved in the series.
Played by Teyonah Parris, Monica Rambeau is no newcomer to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Her first appearance was in Captain Marvel (2019), which made the character an ordinary child of the 1990s, daughter of the Captain’s best friend, Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch). In the series, she will be an adult and work at a secret agency, which many believe to be SWORD, which has previously appeared in the MCU in the post-credits scene of Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019). Another interesting detail to note is that Monica, in the comics, was a Captain Marvel, but currently goes by the name Photon, which was no coincidence the nickname recorded on her mother’s plane, Maria, in the Captain Marvel movie.
Little Monica made her debut in Captain Marvel (2019).
Played by Kathryn Hahn, Agnes is one of the great mysteries of the series. A recurring character who seems to have some relevance, Agnes had nothing publicized, other than being a chatty and curious classic neighbor, involved in Wanda and Visão. Fans, however, are already discussing the theory that she is Agatha Harkness, Wanda’s magical mentor in the comics. Agatha is a witch who plays an important role in the process of generating and caring for Wanda’s children in the comics. So if the theory is confirmed, would she be a villain? We will have to find out.
Agent Jimmy Woo
Played by Randall Park, Agent Jimmy Woo made his MCU debut in 2018, in the movie Ant-Man and the Wasp. He was tasked with monitoring (or trying to) enforce the house arrest of Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), which shows that he already has experience with superheroes. In the series, Asian Jim apparently returns to work with Monica Rambeau to investigate the oddities surrounding the Vision family home.
Certainly present in the first two films of Thor, the intern Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) has also confirmed her return for the series. She’s been through several confusions involving space and Asgard’s magic, so she may be involved in possible plagues that Wanda might experience throughout the series.
Still without a confirmed role, actor Evan Peters is part of the cast of WandaVision. It attracts attention because Pietro Maximoff the Mercury lived in the X-Men movies. While some fans believe he will live the demon Mephisto, rumors suggest he could reprise the role of Pietro, but now in the MCU. Replacement of Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the multiverse.
A key part of the heroine’s mythology, twins Thomas and Billy – who would later become Celere and Wiccano, members of the Young Avengers – appeared in the series’ trailers. Whether they’re going to cause the issue that happened in the comics we can’t say yet, but their presence in the disclosure already indicates that it’s very likely that we’ll see Wanda go through a rough patch and that a possible adaptation of the Young Avengers is coming.
WandaVision opens January 15, 2021.
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