Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was never supposed to kick off this way. All being well, the first taste of Marvel’s next phase following Avengers: Endgame and the epilogue of Spider-Man: Far From Home was supposed to be the prequel based Black Widow in multiplexes, followed by the premiere of their first Disney+ show. And no, WandaVision wasn’t even meant to be that first streaming show. That was supposed to be The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
Times being as they are, with cinemas closing and shooting schedules delayed and resumed, everything had to shift and change, making WandaVision Marvel fans’ first real taste of the flavours of the next stage in the MCU’s development. On evidence of the first two episodes, perhaps this should have always been the place to kick things off for Phase Four, as WandaVision is already unlike anything else that Marvel Studios has produced before. And that is damn refreshing.
Full review over at THN, originally published January 15th 2021.