‘WandaVision’ series finale leaves us with so many questions. So what’s next?
The ninth episode of the show — ‘The Series Finale’ — opens up so many possibilities for the Marvel Cinematic Universe
The day before the “WandaVision” series finale, I marathoned all eight episodes in the series, trying to see how it worked as if it were a five-hour movie. And it worked really well. The episodes flowed well back-to-back.
The same can be said after Episode 9 — perfectly titled “The Series Finale.” The episode provides a solid conclusion to a series that’s been hyped and built around confusion and questions. We haven’t known much about the world of “WandaVision” and why things are the way they are. But now we have answers to most of the questions out there — but there’s plenty more to explore moving forward.
If Marvel does anything well, it’s set up future series and films within their projects. One movie sets up the next movie, which sets up the movie down the road. “WandaVision” introduced us to so many concepts we’ll be exploring in the Marvel Cinematic Universe down the road, and that’s good news for Marvel fans.
“The Series Finale” centered around Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn) fighting each other. Agatha proves she can absorb Wanda’s powers, so that’s a little hard for Wanda to deal with. As the episode goes along, we see Vision face off with White Vision, as the SWORD organization looks to take down Wanda and the entire world of “Westview.”
Romance and love sit at the center of any good sitcom. “WandaVision” billed itself as a sitcom. So it’s not surprising that romance played a role in the finale. We finally got something that we didn’t get before — a heartwarming and an emotional conclusion for Wanda and Vision, something we didn’t get in “Infinity War.” We never saw the two say goodbye in the proper way. And I won’t spoil how it happens, but just know that it happens. Anyone who has been waiting for the conclusion will be happy to see what happens in this episode.
That’s all I will say about that — no spoilers here. But I want to spend this review talking about what is going to happen next, and I will try to do it while still being vague enough so you won’t be spoiled.
But there are slight spoilers below, so turn away now if you don’t want to see anything that can spoil the finale for you.
‘Series Finale’ sets up what’s coming next
Seriously, the series finale sets up so much more about what’s to come in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it reshapes how you should even consider the MCU as a whole moving forward.
Again, I don’t want to spoil much. But consider this — the series finale of “WandaVision” may have given us a new major villain for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as set up two to three new series and movies for the future.
“WandaVision” wasn’t meant to be the first Marvel project for the next phase. That was supposed to be “Black Widow” before the coronavirus pandemic shut it all down and forced Disney to release “WandaVision” first. But I am so glad that they did this. I am so glad they gave us “WandaVision” because it has laid the groundwork for so much more.
Magical abilities, new heroes and new powers have all been explored in the finale. And that’s something we have to take into account as we move forward. “WandaVision” will surely impact every new project that comes out. When we watch every new Marvel project, we have to consider the events of “WandaVision.”
So, what’s next?
Look, we still have questions about the future of Vision and Wanda, which is pretty funny since this is a one-off series about them. We’re also faced with so many questions about what’s going to happen next with Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), who seems poised to star in “Captain Marvel 2.”
Don’t forget about Agatha Harkness. We know we’ll see her again. We know she’ll show up in the future and have something to do. And then Jimmy Woo (Randall Park) and Dr. Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) still need to be explored, too. There’s so much to consider about them in the future.
We literally have storylines for Vision, Wanda, Jimmy, Darcy and Monica to follow as the MCU continues forward. And that’s great.
We know “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” is up next for Disney+. The show debuts March 19. I’m sure it’ll take a different approach to storytelling with more action and fight scenes. While “Wanda” focused on the methodical and the metaphysical, “Falcon and Winter Soldier” will consider the gritty world of Marvel.
So for now, take a deep breath and reflect on everything you just saw. Remember that answers to your questions will come down the road. Don’t expect them soon. We’ll probably see “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” answer some of the questions — especially the ones raised by that second end-credits scene. “Falcon and Winter Soldier” will take us down another avenue.
So remember where we’ve been and where we were. And as you consider where we’re going, have the proper vision to know that answers will come. Marvel has returned with a captivating series that sets up the next five years of stories. It’s clear — due to every question the show raised and left unanswered — we won’t forget “WandaVision” anytime soon. Marvel has given us a show that will stand the test of time, one we will have to watch again. And that’s good news for anyone worried about the future of the MCU.