Yesterday I decided to watch all of WandaVision. It took me two days to finish it but I did this morning, coming away from the series with rekindled excitement for her role in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. But what I didn’t notice the last time I watched the series as a whole roughly two months ago was how clearly the writers depict Wanda as the hidden antagonist of the series.
Watching this show with the knowledge that the Westview-sitcom reality was all created by Wanda allows the viewers to see how Wanda is constantly manipulating everything and when things don’t go her way, she simply rewrites history.
It gets to the point where even Vision is not only angry at Wanda for having an entire town hostage for her own perfect imaginary eutopia but he is most of all terrified that his wife would do such a thing and not seem to mind.
I know it’s hard to stomach, but Agatha is ultimately the hero of the series. If it wasn’t for her butting in and making Wanda snap out of her self-induced amnesia Westview’s citizens would’ve been held under Wanda’s influence forever. Of course, we know that Agatha’s intentions are bad and so it looks like she’s the villain at the end of the story but honestly, Marvel Studios has already clearly begun to spin Wanda’s story toward the dark side.
I love it though. Wanda’s most likely going to be the primary antagonist of Phase 4 (“It is your destiny to destroy the world,” says Agatha Harkness to Wanda during a pivotal moment in the WandaVision finale) unless Kang the Conqueror becomes the ultimate baddie for this phase. And now we’re getting Sharon Carter as the Power Broker, a slightly villainous gangster boss who doesn’t mind killing to get what she wants or to retain her power.
Phase 4 is finally giving us compelling female villains and I love it!
This was just an observation I noticed while watching WandaVision that I wanted to share. Do you think Wanda will be the main villain of Phase 4? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
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Well, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is over and yet I’m still not over it. The joy, the emotions, my heart is still soaring with the realization/visualization of Sam Wilson embodying Captain America so perfectly. Marvel just can’t seem to stop being awesome and it’s almost overwhelming. And to think that we’re getting Loki and Black Widow soon is exciting too!
But enough about the future. Let’s talk about that episode and all of its juiciest details.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is just so much fun. Last week’s episode had me doing inner somersaults and this week’s episode has left me feeling just…good. This show is serving up all of the goods; fantastic action sequences, plot twists, laugh-out-loud humor, but it never refrains from sticking to the seriousness of the show’s ultimate plot, Sam’s dismissal of the shield.
This third episode ended on a rather high note, and I’m talking about my internal scream. Of course, I won’t share any spoilers but just…whoa, I didn’t see that coming.
Sharon Carter finally made her appearance which was nice to see and boy did she get more love than her roles in both The Winter Soldier and Civil War. She was fantastic and I just loved every moment with her. Plus, this week we got Zemo… What a fun addition to the story.
I think what surprised me the most about this episode was its mature vibe. The MCU has always had movies that are closer to PG than R in the PG-13 zone but this shows feels like they really wanted to tell a more serious, more mature story and you can feel that in the sequences and the violence. Geez, I couldn’t believe the level of violence displayed in this episode. I was thoroughly impressed.
All in all, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has left me very pleased again and now I’m going to be jittery again for next week’s episode which is going to feature a lot of interesting plot points and I’m here for all of it!
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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is going to be a great show, the newest trailer for the series has shown as much, and this new poster is honestly one of my favorite in the MCU. Here it is.
Why is this poster making me so happy? Well, first off, Sam and Bucky look great. (I love Bucky’s Wakandan arm.) Zemo is back and he’s got his mask! I love that so much. Agent 13 is back and cooler than ever. But most importantly, we get our first major look at a new character, US Agent who, equipped with what appears to be Cap’s shield and decked out in black-and-red, is looking exactly what I would expect an evil Captain America to look like.
There’s going to be a lot to this series and it’s already been said that the show will deal with Sam’s reluctance to be the new Captain America. US Agent is going to fill that void and from what I’ve seen from leaks he’s going to be really interesting in the story.
I love WandaVision and I can’t wait for this week’s newest episode but The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is old-fashioned Marvel and I can’t wait to absorb every second of it.
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Steve Rogers and Sharon Carter were standing in the parlor of the Carter Estate, the moonlight from the clear night sky pouring through the beautiful white paned window. It had been several days since their final confrontation with Sarkras the Mindful and life was back to normal.
London wasn’t in flames. Europe was at peace. Or as at much peace as they were before Dr. Frost’s attacks. And evading Deputy Task Force’s grasp while helping innocents from small threats was once again Steve’s greatest priority.
With his hands in his pockets, he stared up at the moon. “So how’s Olivia?”
“She’s fine,” Sharon said. “She’s resting.”
He smiled. “That’s good.” He looked at her and as he did she looked at him. “I’m sure you know why I’m here.”
Sharon nodded. “You want to know if I’m staying.”
He turned to her. “You’re a great asset to the team.”
“I know Steve but I…” she shook her head, “I can’t give up on Olivia. Not now. I now know what I almost lost and…I’m determined not to lose it again.” She looked him in the eyes. “You know what it feels like to regain someone that you love.”
Sharon Carter woke with a start. She sat up, gasping for breath, her heart pounding in her chest. She looked down, immediately noticing the shimmering grey smock she was now wearing. She felt her abdomen, searching for a sign of her deadly wound. There was none.
Her gaze rose and she found herself located in a place she had never seen before. It was a bright room with stone walls riddled with neon blue veins. She lay on a strange platform that was surprisingly warm to the touch.
Putting a hand to her head she took a deep breath. She had to regain her composure. The last thing she remembered was being run through by a jagged piece of metal. Now she was in a strange place. She didn’t know how she managed to survive, nor who brought her…here, but she had to be prepared for the worst. Continue reading Captain America: Secret War (TWENTY-SEVEN)→