HYDRA, SWORD, and Baron Strucker all have a place in the retro-sitcom surrealism of the MCU Phase 4’s first TV show.
After a full year of vacation from the MCU, Phase 4 is finally here–and it’s really weird. WandaVision, the first Marvel TV show to hit the Disney+ streaming service, has dropped its first two episodes, introducing us to the inexplicably screwball, completely bizarre, undeniably retro world of, well, Wanda and Vision.
What the show doesn’t have, however, is much context. The first two episodes give us nothing in terms of answers for how either of them wound up in this place, why Vision is alive, what’s real and what’s fake, or what it all means in the bigger picture. These are pretty big questions to have hanging when you consider that, last we checked, Vision was dead and Wanda had just finished fighting Thanos.
Still, while we may be light on solutions to the show’s many mysteries, we do have an abundance of clues. From references and nods to real-life TV history that may or may not be setting the stage for a big reveal to call-backs to MCU lore you may have forgotten about entirely, WandaVision is jam-packed with breadcrumbs. Now we just have to figure out where they’re all leading.
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