Marvel Phase 4 it’s around the corner and MCU fans are ready to jump head on to the newest installment in their most beloved franchise. While some movies like Endgame need a deep knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe WandaVision takes only a couple of movies to understand.
Without going into too many spoilers, here are some of the movies and critical moments that you should know and watch before the release of WandaVision.
Avengers Age of Ultron.
Avengers Age of Ultron it’s the first appearance of both Wanda Maximof and Vision. Both were created or given power by Loki’s scepter. Which later on in the movie we would realize that inside the scepter there an infinity stone.
Not any infinity stone but the Mind Stone.
In the comics, the mind stone possesses the ability to mind control as well as read minds. In the movies, Tony suspected that the stone itself had a consciousness. That’s what gave him the idea of putting that consciousness into Ultron.
The plan backfired and Ultron became mad. But still carrying out his father’s plan he also tried to get the stone for himself. Ultimately the stone came back into the possession of the avengers. After a brief battle gave life to the stone in the form of a robotic body. With the combined consciousness of the Mind Stone and the beloved cybernetic butler of Tony Stark: Jarvis.
This last point is what differentiates Vision from Ultron, while Ultron plans were to destroy and kill the Human race, thanks to Jarvis, Vision was “On the side of life” and helped defeat Ultron.
Captain America Civil War.
Following the event of Age of Ultron, both Wanda and Vision joined the Avengers. And can be seen helping the team in a mission with Captain America at the lead.
After a tragic incident that Wanda tried to prevent, cause an explosion that killed hundreds of civilian casualty. In response, the governments of the world, tired of all the destruction that the superheroes were making, created the Sokovia accords.
Which makes the superheroes restrained by the government on which missions they could take. This accord split the Avengers team in half. With Tony on the lead of those who agreed with the accords. And Captain America for those who rebel against it. Since it was against their liberty.
While Vision was impartial with this Wanda took a more active role. Maybe it was the guilt of the explosion that led her to this, and she joined Cap in his quest.
In the end, the Avengers kept split and Wanda disappeared with Cap. And Vision stayed with Tony and the Avengers that were left.
It is also important to mention that this is the first movie where we see Wanda and Vision together. While is only for a couple of scenes, this provides the setup for all that their relationship will become in the future.
Avenger Infinity War.
While they don’t have as much screen time as before in this movie, the roles of Wanda and Vision are key in Infinity War.
The first time we see them is together, confirming their relationship evolved over the time that has passed. From what we can tell they wanted to run from the problem that Wanda’s life of hiding had, and start a new life together.
Unfortunately, their plans are met with the arrival of Thanos, who wants to take the Mind Stone out of Vision’s head.
The team struggled to keep Thanos away from Vision, with Wanda coming to make a desperate move by trying to destroy the Mind Stone from Vision’s head so Thanos couldn’t get it.
While Wanda was successful at destroying the stone which shows that she is a real powerhouse in terms of how strong her powers are) the plan failed because Thanos already had the Time Stone which he used to revive the Vision and the Stone.
Thanos there away Wanda and grabbing Vision by the neck snap the Mind Stone out of Vision’s head.
The role of our beloved couple is minimum in this movie but it’s important for the plot of the MCU in general, being that: the resolution of 10 years of Story culminating at the moment Tony Stark defeats Thanos with a snap of his fingers.
One important note for Wanda it’s that when we do see her she shows us once again how powerful she is, for she goes head to head with Thanos, and almost defeats him all by herself.
In the comics Wanda it’s also this power, having the same power that she shows in the movies. That being mind control, telekinesis, and even reality-bending. This last one hasn’t been shown in the movies, but from the trailers, we can speculate that will make a debut in the show.
Since this, we don’t know anything about the two characters, in fact, they’re almost no mention of Vision in Endgame. Other than Wanda telling Hawkeye that “They both know we won” referring to both Vision and Black Widow. So it’s important to notice that Vision, at the time of Endgame, it’s still dead and wasn’t resurrected by the snap of the Hulk.
While with the previous 4 movies we mention you are all set to watch WandaVision and understand it fully there are some honorable mentions that you could watch to get even more context of the series.
First of there’s Captain marvel. Monica Rambow was the daughter of Captain Marvel’s best friend. She is currently confirmed to come back as an older version of herself in WandaVision.
In the comics, Monica was her own version of Captain Marvel called Spectre, with the same kind of powers. It’s been confirmed that she will play a major role in the series. So maybe it would be good to know about the character
Other returning characters are both Jimmy Wuu, from Antman and the Wasp, and Kate Dennings character Darcy Louise, from both Thor and Thor the dark world. Both of them are speculated to be part of the SWORD an organization similar to SHIELD who is more into space protection.
What comes next?
The last honorable mention but maybe the most important one it’s Doctor Strange. Doctor Strange introduced us to the multiverse and it’s been rumored that in WandaVision many realities will be explored. Not only that but it’s been confirmed that WandaVision it’s directly connected to Doctor Strange 2.
With Wanda also appearing in it.
This could lead us to believe that maybe Doctor Strange could appear as a Cameo in WandaVision.
With that said there’s the shortest route if you want to understand all that Wanda and Vision.
Marvel will be realizing in Disney plus a series called Legends. Which explains the character and also their most iconic moments. Probably worth checking out.
With that said the list is complete, what are some of the Marvel movies you are most excited about? And what are you binging in preparation for WandaVision?
Let me know in the comments below.