Though WandaVision is far from over, it has already begun changing the landscape of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The MCU has tried branching out into television before with moderate success — fans enjoyed shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Daredevil, and other shows.
However, as the MCU truly commits to involving their Disney+ programming with their films, fans are noticing more and more changes that affect the entire universe. WandaVision has already begun changing the MCU, and it seems that it will continue to do so through the season one finale, and perhaps even beyond.
10 S.W.O.R.D. Has Replaced S.H.I.E.L.D.
After the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier revealed that HYDRA had long ago been infiltrated by S.H.I.E.L.D., it was clear the organization was not long for this world. S.H.I.E.L.D. no longer existed as it had before, leaving behind a void that took some time to fill.
As WandaVision makes clear, though, Maria Rambeau founded the organization S.W.O.R.D. that has effectively stepped into the place S.H.I.E.L.D. left behind. While Monica Rambeau has not yet taken control of S.W.O.R.D., fans hope that she will soon take over, lest Hayward turns the organization into yet another evil MCU organization.
9 Alluded To Multiple Universes
Simply by introducing Evan Peters as Pietro Maximoff, WandaVision has completely changed the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Previously in the MCU, Aaron Taylor-Johnson played the role of Quicksilver, the twin brother to Wanda Maximoff, AKA the Scarlet Witch. However, the character apparently died in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Meanwhile, in the Fox X-Men movies, Evan Peters played the role of Quicksilver. It is apparently this version of the character that has shown up in WandaVision, thus introducing the concept of multiple universes. Apparently, characters can also cross universes, which is mind-boggling to some fans.
8 Potentially Introduced Mutants
After Monica Rambeau was kicked out of Westview, it seems that Wanda’s magic was changing her on a cellular level. Fans are wondering if she’s becoming Spectrum, as she was in the comics; still, some other fans are wondering if this is potentially the way mutants will be introduced to the MCU.
Everybody in Westview is presumably being changed in a similar fashion, thus creating an entire population of mutated individuals. In addition, Billy and Tommy, Wanda and Vision’s children, were born with abilities, implying that this is possible for births from other Westview citizens, as well.
7 Opened The Door To Multiple Versions Of Existing Characters
Because the version of Pietro Maximoff that appeared in WandaVision is not the version that existed previously in the MCU but instead existed previously in the Fox X-Men timeline, fans are now looking forward to the next Spider-Man movie.
As the third Spider-Man movie in the MCU has been casting actors from the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy and the Amazing Spider-Man movies, it has become clear that WandaVision is establishing this as a possibility. A second Pietro’s appearance in WandaVision is opening the door for multiple Peter Parkers, multiple Doc Ocks, and so on and so forth.
6 Brought The Young Avengers Into The Universe
For the first time, the Young Avengers have officially been introduced to the MCU. By introducing the twins Billy and Tommy, better known to Marvel Comics fans as Wiccan and Speed, the Young Avengers have entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Because the Skrull and the Kree have been introduced to the MCU, fans await Teddy Altman, AKA Hulkling, in She-Hulk or Captain Marvel 2; they’re also hoping to see Kid Loki potentially make an appearance in Loki.
Kate Bishop, also known as Hawkeye, will be appearing in Hawkeye, and America Chavez, or Miss America, will be in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. In addition, Nathaniel Richards, the founder of the Young Avengers, is one of the versions of Kang, who will be appearing in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. It seems that the Young Avengers are slowly assembling across the universe.
5 Monica Rambeau Is Becoming Spectrum
After Monica Rambeau got forcibly launched out of Westview by Wanda Maximoff, S.W.O.R.D.’s best medical equipment was unable to get an accurate medical read of her body. It’s possible that this mutation will be just that, a mutation. Still, some fans are wondering if this is the catalyst for Monica’s transformation into Spectrum.
In the comics, Monica Rambeau once got hit with a charge from an energy disruptor weapon, overloading her system with extra-dimensional energy that turned her into the superhero Spectrum. It appears that being in Westview could be that superpowered catalyst, instead of the energy beam.
4 Inherited Superpowered Abilities Exist Now
Wanda Maximoff, in the MCU, was, like her brother, experimented on to give her superpowered abilities. While Wanda was a mutant in the comics, the MCU couldn’t yet use the word “mutant” due to a rights issue, and so she was instead an experiment gone wrong. However, Disney and the MCU got the rights to the X-Men, and have begun introducing elements they never could before.
In addition to the Fox’s X-Men version of Pietro appearing, Wanda gives birth to two children who inherit abilities from her and Pietro. This implies that they have inherited their mutations — and that mutations are inheritable at all, which thus brings in the entire concept of mutants and the X-Men yet again.
3 More Detailed Storytelling
The movie format was working for the Infinity Saga for a long time, but after so many films, the MCU has entered into something of a formula. In breaking that formulaic format and paying more attention to their television shows, the MCU is giving more room to each of their individual stories.
Rather than being one movie, WandaVision is nine episodes, and many fans believe that this episodic format is far better for comic book entertainment than movies at this point. If anything, WandaVision proves that, and audiences hope The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will keep up the trend.
2 More Focus On — & Hype For — MCU TV
With the success of WandaVision, there has been a greater focus on the television shows coming out of the MCU. Fans have been revisiting older MCU shows, like Daredevil, especially with the recent news that Matt Murdock will likely be appearing in the next Spider-Man movie.
As WandaVision is proving largely successful and incredibly enjoyable, fans are getting more and more excited for upcoming MCU shows. Upcoming Disney+ shows like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, and Hawkeye are getting increased hype from the fans, who are now excited that this branch of the MCU is not only successful but perhaps even more successful than the films.
1 Set-Up For The New Avengers
After Avengers: Endgame saw the end of three of the original six main Avengers — Iron Man, Captain America, and Black Widow — it became clear that a new Avengers team was in the making. Some are expecting Wanda Maximoff to be the new leader of that time, as she’s one of the last remaining members of the old time.
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