By Anthony Covino and Nancy Sanchez-Diaz
Sports Editor and Entertainment Editor
“WandaVision” may have stopped streaming more than two weeks ago, but it’s still one of the most talked-about series today.
The miniseries, a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) characters, Wanda Maximoff and Vision, was released on Disney+ on Jan. 15.
Following the events of “Avengers: Endgame” — marking both the beginning of Phase Four of the MCU and the beginning of the Marvel Studios’ series on Disney+ — the series tells the story of trauma, love and closure, with special, cinematic-level effects that are bound to get even non-Marvel fans hooked.
The Equinox reached out to a few students about what makes “WandaVision” so special.
Kenny Lo, a junior communication major and an avid superhero fan, loved the emotional pull of the show.
“The formatting of the first episodes was very unique,” Lo said. “The mystery, the reveals, I loved all of it. She [Wanda] found herself, got closure [following the events of “Avengers: Endgame”] and, to me, that was a full-circle moment. That’s what resonated with me the most.”
Samanatha Ramirez, a sophomore biology major, highlights the character development.
“I really loved it and I thought it was a great segway to how Wanda Maximoff starts to learn magic in the MCU,” Ramirez said.
The character Maximoff grew up watching sitcoms with her family and chose all sitcoms in every episode to live through, as Ramirez points out.
“I thought it was very cool how they showed why Wanda Maximoff chose all the sitcoms to live through in each episode, too, as every episode had my jaw to the floor,” Ramirez said.
Moving forward, Elizabeth Olsen’s signature Avenger will return to the big screen in 2022 in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” The coronavirus pandemic heavily delayed the production of future MCU films and shows.
The show’s events are expected to tie in to the upcoming cinematic plot with the MCU being connected to every show and movie.
“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” the next adventure in Marvel Studios’ Disney+ series, premiered Friday, March 19. It will run for six episodes until April 23.
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