Today the first episode of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's "WandaVision" dropped. Having conquered movies, the MCU is now moving to television, particularly Disney+. WandaVision is just the first MCU show of several that are already in the works, including "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" and "What If?". These moves represent Disney's consolidation of the Marvel television properties, grabbing them out of the hands of other platforms such as Netflix. So let's take a closer look at the first episode:
Fans of the movie Die Hard have long bemoaned the exclusion of this film among the Christmas Films. After all, how could a movie set during Christmas not be considered to be one of the greats? Many families still stubbornly surround the TV each holiday season to see John McClane kick ass, but this year this author offers a nice slice of Marvel alternative: Iron Man 3. Not only does this not-as-appreciated part of the MCU occur during Christmas, but it also holds many similar themes to that of our favorite classics.
We made it, everyone! It took from basically the start of quarantine until Labor Day, but we have finished all of the entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Great job! Be sure you stay tuned at the end of this article for an announcement about what is coming next. For now, we need to take a little stroll through Europe with our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and a climactic battle in London because, as I've said before, the only three cities in the MCU are New York, London, and Hong Kong.
We made it. This is the culmination of more than 10 years of foundation laid by the Marvel Cinematic Universe starting with Iron Man and Nick Fury's declaration that the universe was much, much bigger than just Tony Stark. Like Infinity War, Endgame is an achievement. It has quite a bit of heavy lifting to do in order to reverse The Snap(TM), but it has an impressive three hours in which to do it. I'm not usually one for speculation ahead of big movies, preferring to be surprised, but even I engaged in some theorizing around Endgame. I thought that 1) Gamorra was alive in the Soul Stone, 2) Nebula would wear the Gauntlet at one point, and 3) Adam Warlock would make an appearance. For those keeping score at home, I was 0-3 on Endgame theories.
At the end of "Avengers: Infinity War" we got a tiny glimmer of hope in a post-credits scene. Nick Fury sends out a signal on a very old pager with a red, blue, and yellow symbol on the screen. Astute eyes (or quick Googlers) knew it to be the symbol of Captain Marvel, one of the powerhouses of the Marvel universe and apparently Fury's secret weapon.