“WandaVision” – Daring series reboot of Marvel – Culture

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With “WandaVision” Marvel dares a series restart on Disney +. This comes across as surprisingly adventurous.


 The  “Marvel Cinematic Universe” has so far comprised 23 films. Since Robert Downey Jr. was allowed to shine in his computer-generated armor for the first time as “Iron Man” almost 13 years ago, the franchise has become the most successful in cinema history.

© www.de24.news The  MCU titles are said to have brought in a good 22.5 billion US dollars worldwide. More than all “Star Wars” and “Harry Potter” films put together. A track record that should give thought to even Real Madrid, Starbucks or the Catholic Church.

Wanda lets several objects float in the kitchen.
Legend:

Sitcom meets surreal: Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda.

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Series? So far, rather vegetables

Thanks to its movies, Marvel is more prominent in pop culture than ever before. © www.de24.news The  numerous series from the same company, distributed over various stations and streaming services, have so far been perceived by the broad masses as more of a vegetable. Despite some good reviews and ratings.

That should change now – thanks to new shows on Disney +, in which important characters (and thus familiar faces) from the films are at the center.

It starts with «WandaVision». © www.de24.news The  first three episodes establish the series as a winking homage to the sitcoms of past decades, whereby it is repeatedly made clear that appearances are deceptive.

© www.de24.news The  first episode is black and white and is based on television from the 1950s. © www.de24.news The  focus: A bourgeois couple who have to deal with annoying neighbors and despotic bosses.

© www.de24.news The  series creator Jac Schaeffer doesn’t try too long to fool her audience into believing that the premise is wrong. © www.de24.news The  bourgeois couple are two superheroes that viewers know from the “Avengers” films:

“Scarlet Witch” aka Wanda, a witch with magical powers and “Vision”, an android with all kinds of superhuman talents. © www.de24.news The y are aware of their abilities, but not that they are actually fighters for the law.

Wanda smiles at Vision.

Legend:

Not strictly in black and white: «WandaVision».

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Adventurous entry

Elizabeth Olsen (“Wanda Maximoff” / “Scarlet Witch”) and Paul Bettany (“Vision”) are allowed to take on the lead roles and play with well-known sitcom clichés.

For Marvel, “WandaVision” is a conceptually adventurous series debut on Disney +. Although the story ties in with the canon that has been established over 23 films – it plays with form and tone like never before.

Vision and Wanda are in their beds.

Legend:

“WandaVision” plays with common clichés from sitcom history.

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It remains to be seen whether the next Marvel series will be similarly playful. “© www.de24.news The  Falcon and © www.de24.news The  Winter Soldier” as a buddy-cop duo à la “Starsky & Hutch”? “Loki” as a hardened Scandinavian homicide detective who doesn’t stick to the rules?

We will see.





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