The next incorporates spoilers for the primary seven episodes of WandaVision.
A brand new part of the MCU has been ushered in with the discharge of WandaVision, and it is actually one thing totally different from what Marvel has finished earlier than. Even when WandaVision wasn’t the supposed starting of this new period, it is an attention-grabbing jumping-off level as a result of it looks as if it may be setting the tone for what’s to come back on this subsequent part of the MCU.
With the conclusion of the Infinity Saga in 2019 with Avengers: Endgame, Marvel wanted to determine what path they have been going to take subsequent. What may they presumably do to comply with up such an epic superhero team-up film, and what sorts of threats may they pull from the comics to the display screen which might be even greater than Thanos? WandaVision appears to be implying that the threats in the way forward for the MCU aren’t going to come back from area, as they’ve up to now, however are going to be of a extra magical nature.
The MCU has all the time been very science-based, with magic solely showing sometimes (as an illustration, in Physician Unusual). Nonetheless, WandaVision, particularly most not too long ago in episode 7, has launched magic as one thing that’s going to be coming to the forefront of the MCU. Wanda’s skills have clearly been entrance and middle over the course of the collection, however up to now couple of episodes, we have seen her son Billy manifest very comparable powers, and the revelation on the finish of episode 7 that “Agnes” is definitely Agatha Harkness brings much more magic into the universe.
Within the comics, Agatha Harkness is a witch whose story turns into intertwined with Wanda’s when Wanda makes use of Agatha’s magic to create her twin sons (since she couldn’t have organic youngsters with Imaginative and prescient on account of him not being human). Her story can also be intertwined with the demon Mephisto, as a result of it seems that the magic the twins have been fabricated from was a part of Mephisto’s soul, and when he “unmakes” the twins with the intention to reabsorb that magic, Agatha wipes Wanda’s reminiscence of the occasions to spare her from that ache.
That is essential as a result of Agatha showing within the present together with her magical basement lair is the most important trace but that magic has come to the MCU in a giant manner, and that Mephisto himself would possibly even make an look. If the baddies in WandaVision are beings who use magic, and if WandaVision is about to tie straight into Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity, it is secure to imagine that the most important menace to the world on this new part of the MCU may be magical.
Reasonably than area aliens invading Earth, this subsequent chapter of the MCU may be closely influenced by magic, and would possibly introduce or carry again villains who’re magic customers. It could be an attention-grabbing path for Marvel to take after the previous decade of movies, as a result of magic opens up plenty of potentialities for enjoyable issues that the MCU may do, and opens the door for lots of comedian characters who would possibly make an look sooner or later.
Although plenty of MCU characters have superhuman skills, it is normally defined as one thing chemical or organic of their our bodies, and science is used to floor these powers and make them really feel extra “plausible.” Nonetheless, there have been some characters who’re magic customers or who dabble in sorcery up to now within the MCU – Loki, Physician Unusual, even Wanda’s unspecified powers have all the time been implied to be of a extra magical selection.
Bringing in magic as a fundamental plot level may permit the MCU to herald characters like Morgan Le Fay, Enchantress, Physician Doom, or as many WandaVision followers have been speculating, Mephisto. Quicksilver from the Fox X-Males universe making an look in WandaVision can also be a touch that the MCU would possibly lastly be bringing in mutants, which may introduce one other slew of magic-using characters.
For followers who love these sorts of magical storylines, it might be very thrilling that Marvel seems to be taking this route. Magic is intriguing for lots of audiences, and may be simpler to grasp or turn into accustomed to than plenty of the area and science storylines which have been staples of the Marvel Cinematic Universe up till this level. In plenty of methods, it looks as if Marvel is doing issues lots in a different way in Part 4, and it may be a much-needed refresh for the franchise to make these modifications, and to essentially deal with one thing that they have not had plenty of time to discover up to now.
Although it is all hypothesis at this level, there is a good likelihood that the MCU would possibly make magic and magical enemies the following massive factor that the heroes need to cope with, and cosmic threats would possibly take a little bit of a backseat, at the least firstly of Part 4. It is going to be attention-grabbing to see what Marvel has deliberate for this new chapter within the franchise, and the way they intend to have it dwell as much as the epic story that they gave followers in Part 3.