THIS STORY MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS… (or I’m completely off-base)
I have watched the first three episodes of WandaVision in their entirety twice… and have scrubbed through clips more times than I care to count (or admit).
I find the show absolutely fascinating on a number of levels, many of which I have discussed on my WDW Radio LIVE show on Facebook (Wednesdays at 7:30pm ET at WDWRadioLIVE.com).
And let me preface what I’m about to say by admitting that I have NOT read any of the Marvel comics series about either Wanda or Vision, including (but not limited to The Vision and the Scarlet Witch, The House of M, Avengers, The X-Men, etc.).
That being said, I have thought long and hard about what I have seen (and not seen) so far in the first three episodes. While I believe that not only are they the “first act” of what will be a three-act play in the 9-episode series, they very much are a hint of what is to come in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. No groundbreaking news there, I know.
But what I DO find interesting is the protagonist/antagonist setup that may be happening here.
If you’ve seen the first two episodes, you may have noticed that there does not appear to be any real “villain”… yet… in the series. Is it the nosy neighbor? Will be it Mephisto? Is it Ralph, Agnes’ mysteriously-absent-yet-oft-mentioned husband? (We already kinda know that “Agnes” isn’t all who she claims to be). What about the Grim Reaper (there have been some subtle and not-so-subtle hints to both already if you know what to look for and where)?
But I have a theory. And it’s gonna sound crazy.
I think I know who the real villain is.
(For what it’s worth… possible spoiler warning?)
The real, ultimate villain of WandaVision is…
Hear me out…
What if? (to use an upcoming Marvel show on Disney+ as the cue)…
What if Wanda was put into this “false reality” that was created by S.W.O.R.D. Maybe they know of the extent of her powers, her possible/developing mental instability and decline, and the havoc it could wreak.
What if as Wanda continues to discover and harness all of her powers… including those that are derived from ALL SIX of the Infinity Stones (notice that she is not only able to manipulate reality, but time as well! And I think she’s just getting started!).
What if these newfound powers allow or cause her to create rifts in time and space, thus causing alternate realities (like the one she is living in and altering)… and THAT is what ultimately causes the Multiverse of Madness (the title of the next Dr. Strange film).
We already know that Dr. Strange is going to make an appearance in WandaVision near the end of the series. What if Wanda is the reason why? What if Dr. Strange is there not to HELP Wanda, but to prevent her from causing monumental damage to the fabric of time and reality?
I admitted that I haven’t read the original comics, so this might sound nuts. But then again, so is WandaVision as a whole.
So… what do you think. IS Wanda the real, ultimate villain of WandaVision? Does her decline into insanity create the Multiverse of Madness?
Let me know by commenting below, or calling the podcast voicemail at 407-900-9391.
And hey… I may be the one that’s crazy and way off base… but this sure is fun, isn’t it?! THANK YOU Kevin Feige. Thank you, Marvel. And thank you, Disney+!!!