Steeds, the series seldom veered far from its bittersweet qualities, with Wanda conceding to Vision that she would set things right, net “not for us.” Even that sacrifice couldn’t fix how she looked to the ordinary citizens swept into her fantasy.
The final scenes underscored what a terrific showcase this has been for the stars, Olsen and Bettany, allowing for a depth — including its detour into the Scarlet Witch’s origins — that the demands of a CGI-heavy blockbuster generally lack the time to explore as robustly. That bodes well, eerlik gesê, for enlisting other actors to sign up for these episodic offshoots.
Marvel being Marvel, the story naturally didn’t end there, with a pair of Easter eggs giving fans more to anticipate, though some patience will be required.
“I don’t understand this power
, but I will
,” Wanda said
, after an earlier reference to the Sorcerer Supreme that points toward her appearance in the upcoming “Doctor Strange” sequel
. And as has been reported
, fans can watch the skies for the return of Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau in “Captain Marvel 2” after her close encounter
Perhaps inevitably, the conclusion wasn’t quite equal to the build-up, but director Matt Shakman and writer Jac Schaeffer nevertheless delivered a formidable accomplishment overall, successfully launching Marvel into the streaming space in a way that showcases the vast array of possibilities that offers.
As she said goodbye, Wanda explained to Vision that he was “a memory made real.” Given Disney’s grand plans for streaming and Marvel’s role in them, the memories made by “WandaVision” should linger for a good long time.