The first official trailer for Disney+'s WandaVision dropped at the Emmy Awards on Sunday night. It's left a lot more questions than it has answers.
The six episode miniseries takes place after Avengers: Endgame. Scarlet Witch Wanda ( Elizabeth Olsen) and highly advanced android Vision ( Paul Bettany ) are living in what appears to be suburban wedded bliss. Though as the trailer continues we can see that this is really not the case. What with Vision being deader than disco.
The creepy 50's vibe riffing on American sitcoms like Bewtiched (I'd still leave my wife right now for Elizabeth Montgomery's Samantha) and The Fallout video games seems like a weird flex for Marvel.
These are two of The Cinematic Universe's big characters. The choice to go with this kooky American Horror Story-esque theme on first glance seems a strange one.
Then we look back 15 years ago at one of Marvel Comic's biggest events, directly reference by a quick shot in the trailer. Check out the floating bottle of wine, the label reads "Maison du Mepris". That French translation means "House of Misery" or "House Of Contempt".
House of M.
In House of M by Brian Michael Bendis & Oliver Coipel, we had a story line that shook the Marvel Comic Universe to it's very core; Scarlet Witch suffered a mental breakdown and tried to alter the fabric of reality to recreate her lost children. During the ensuing story Quicksilver is killed by Magneto and Scarlet Witch utters the terrible words " No More Mutants" and unleashes her wrath.
This causes the number of mutants in the Earth-616 universe to drop from millions to just a few hundred.
This leads eventually, after altering every aspect of the Marvel Comic Universe, to the Secret Invasion story and beyond and is really one of the biggest shake ups of canon in Comics history.
But... The Mutants came back.
COULD THIS... be a way of bringing the X-men Universe into the fold now that the rights are once again usable.
If it's even a slight possibility this is an exciting premise for a comics fan. A seamless way to introduce Deadpool, X-men and (although they aren't officially recognised as mutants ) The Fantastic Four into The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Either way Wandavision seems an exciting and different look at Marvel Characters. Not as dark or shying away from its comic roots as Netflix shows such as Daredevil and Punisher were. Yet it looks to be going down to route of Wanda's Mental ilness. Fan service definitely being catered to in the trailer with the use of Both Scarlet Witch & Visions traditional costumes.
Check out the trailer for yourself and tell us if you catch anything else:
It may not give us No More Mutants only time will tell, but it looks like it's going to be a fun trip either way.
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