After years of conquering the cinematic world with their sprawling universe, MCU made its small screen debut in 2021 with the release of WandaVision. To almost everyone’s surprise the show weird, funny and not something we expected the first MCU series to be. Well, the show was a huge success for Disney Plus, but that has not guaranteed WandaVision season 2 with Elizabeth Olsen even saying “No” to rumors of a sophomore season.
WandaVision on Disney Plus continued the story of Wanda Maximoff after the events of Infinity War and resurrection in Endgame. By the end of the fourth Avengers movie, Wanda had lost everything, her brother, Vision was gone too, and so was the elder brother like figure Steve Rogers was in her life. With no one by her side the situation has a mental effect on the Avenger.
In the Disney Plus series, the story continues from there as Maximoff takes over a small town, turning it into her own happy world inspired by sitcoms of the past decades. Losing grip on reality and an unknown foe at work, the series ended with Wanda taking from the Book of Sin and turning herself (finally) into the Scarlet Witch. While the inclusion of another Vision, threw a spanner into the work, none of which it seems will be resolved in WandaVision season 2.
WandaVision season 2 Appears Unlikely – Elizabeth Olsen Says It was a Mini-Series
Mini-series are just movies with a longer runtime. When a story cannot be conveyed properly in a 2-hour movie, then mini-series is another tool in the back pocket of a writer to do justice to the character. Chernobyl was a mini-series, there are movies about the nuclear disaster but this episode re-telling was better and harrowing.
More recently Mare of Easttown on HBO was billed as a mini-series. In seven episodes we knew who Mare was, her family and romantic life, the case she has been working on, and by the end of the series everything was resolved as a single contained story. True Detective was also a mini-series but the success of the first season meant a retooling of the format for an anthology show.
Elizabeth Olsen, who played Wanda Maximoff in the hit Disney Plus series, says WandaVision was a mini-series. The actress is right, there is no way the format and style used in the first season can be replicated. Doing so would mean copying from the first season and that is not what MCU television is aiming to be, we think. Every MCU show on Disney Plus has its own unique palate, especially WandaVision which was something we had never seen before.
Trying to emulate the first season would not only be difficult, but also foolish. But the actors involved in the show as well as the fans know that there are many unanswered questions from the finale. White Vision for one was a glaring plot point that needs some explanation but it is not likely that clarification will come in WandaVision season 2.
Paul Bettany said before that introducing White Vision and having him fly off is not exactly a closure for the character. The actor also explained he is not contracted by Marvel for future, still, there is no way the creatives of Marvel will leave Vision alone. Scarlet Witch on the other hand is appearing in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, where she will probably continue on from the ending of the Disney Plus show.
But when it comes to WandaVision season 2, neither actor is hopeful. Elizabeth Olsen was doing an Actor-on-Actor interview for Variety where she mentioned a sophomore season is not happening. While she was firm in the initial statement, the actress later backtracked a little to explain being a part of Marvel means there are no absolutes.
“No. No. It’s definitely a limited series,” the actress said when asked about WandaVision season 2. She came off the firm stance by saying, “I mean, I’m saying that. I don’t know. I mean, with Marvel, you can never say no.” People die and come back in comic books, and their adaptations, it is not a massive revelation, Endgame brought back 50% of the world’s population, that says all you need to know about the surety of comic book movies.
So, it appears the die has been cast for WandaVision season 2. Elizabeth Olsen will continue to appear in Marvel movies and Vision will most likely return, but that won’t happen in their titular show on Disney Plus. However, you won’t have to wait long to see Elizabeth Olsen back as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch. She will appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness releasing on 25 March 2022.
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