Initial Reactions to ‘WandaVision’, Marvel’s First Series in Phase Four of the MCU

Initial Reactions to ‘WandaVision’, Marvel’s First Series in Phase Four of the MCU

Critics have been given early access to the first three episodes of WandaVision, the first miniseries of Phase Four in Marvel’s elaborate overarching scheme, and the reviews are in!

The first two episodes will premiere on DisneyPlus+ this Friday, Jan. 15 and the show will span for a total of nine episodes.

It is based on the characters of Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and Vision (in case the title didn’t give it away) and explores the couple’s life as they live the ideal suburban life in the town of Westview. Here’s where it gets a bit bizarre: each episode will follow a sitcom-style structure from different eras, at least from what we know through the trailers. WandaVision definitely signals Marvel’s willingness to explore unique ways of storytelling and it’s anybody’s guess what the show will be like until it premieres.

Critics give their take on WandaVision

“A terrific blend of big strangeness and aching heart” – Alex Biese, USA Today

“It is zany, precise, fresh, funny (cue laugh track) & counterintuitive. The bigger picture will be revealed (we only get glimpses so far that all isn’t right in Westview) but I’m in no rush to leave town.” – Nikki Novak, Fandango

“This show is banana pants crazy – in the best way possible!” – Tessa Smith, Mama’s Geeky

“It is a blast to watch. It is so committed to the sitcom structure of storytelling that it feels like a bold risk – but it pays off and builds a mystery.” – Brandon Davis, ComicBook.com

So far, the rave reviews have only stirred Marvel fans’ anticipation for the show to release. It’s going to get weird and it is most certainly going to be unlike any other Marvel product we’ve seen in the past. While some viewers might take some time to get used to the show’s concept, it’s undoubtedly going to be a blast for the vast majority of fans.

Twitter reactions galore

WandaVision will be followed by The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s premiere on March 19, 2021 and then Loki’s premiere in May 2021. Phase 4 will be going all out this year with four feature-length films and six DisneyPlus+ series.

You can check out the full release schedule (subject to changes) here.

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