Early Reactions to “WandaVision” Call Marvel’s First Disney+ Series a Game Changer

The early reactions to WandaVision have been pouring in since Disney and Marvel made the first three episodes available to critics. If you were curious about Marvel’s very different-seeming take on its superpowered romantic couple living in a bizarro-world of evolving sitcoms, prepare to have that curiosity piqued tenfold.

For the uninitiated, WandaVision posits a world in which Vision (Paul Bettany) is somehow alive (you’ll recall he was killed by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War) and living with his paramour, Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) in the quiet suburban idyll of Westview. Yet Wanda and Vision can sense something’s not quite right, and the series will explore their odd predicament as they exist in a changing world of period sitcoms, from I Love Lucy to Bewitched and on. Captain Marvel‘s talented scribe Jac Schaeffer is the showrunner, with Matt Shakman directing the six-episode limited series. Like all the upcoming Marvel series on Disney+, WandaVision is directly tied into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so what happens in these series will have an impact on the larger MCU.

WandaVision represents a fairly bold departure for the MCU. From tone to style to narrative, it’s clear Marvel President Kevin Feige, Schaeffer, Shankman, and the rest of the cast and crew were really going for it here. Does it work? The first reactions we’ve compiled say yes, yes it does, and in an immensely satisfying way, too.

So without further ado, here are your spoiler-free reactions. WandaVision premieres on Disney+ on January 15.

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Featured image: L-r: Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany in ‘WandaVision.’ Courtesy Marvel Studios/Disney+


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