The Marvel Cinematic Universe will lastly be coming into Phase four with the brand new sequence WandaVision starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany. The duo will reprise their roles as Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlett Witch and Vision. The present pays tribute to traditional American sitcoms and can see the characters residing in a quaint little city of Westworld until all hell breaks free.
Both Vision and Wanda have been regulars within the MCU since they first appeared in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Both the characters are additionally recognized for being a few of the strongest superheroes of MCU. Vision was created by Tony Stark and Bruce Banner to avoid wasting the earth from Ultron. He derived his energy from the Mind Stone, for which he was killed by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. He was additionally ‘worthy’ of wielding the Mjolnir. Long story quick, Vision is extraordinarily highly effective.
But we’ll speak about Wanda right here. In the Marvel comics, Scarlett Witch is the daughter of Magneto. However, in MCU, which didn’t have the rights to the X-Men character until 2019, Scarlett Witch and her twin Quicksilver had been Sokovian orphans who had been experimented on by Hydra.
Scarlett Witch is arguably one of many strongest Avengers. In MCU itself, there have been many scenes which maintain a testomony to the very fact. In Age of Ultron (2015), Wanda single-handedly fights off 1000’s of Ultron Sentries. In Avengers: Infinity War, she kills Proxima Midnight, the highly effective normal of Thanos. She additionally destroys the Mind Stone, whereas concurrently holding off Thanos with one hand.
In Avengers: Endgame, after the dusted-off Avengers be part of the struggle, Wanda nearly kills Thanos. He has to order a nuclear assault on his personal troops to avoid wasting his life. She, together with Captain Marvel, destroys greater than half of the villain’s troops. The scene by which Wanda tells Thanos, “You took everything from me,” will without end be iconic.
Still, Wanda has been fairly under-utilised in the event you think about the complete vary of her powers. She is touted to be one of many strongest superhero of MCU with energy starting from Psionic Energy Manipulation, Reality Warping, emotional and psychological manipulation, Telekinesis, Disintegration and plenty of extra sources.
She additionally has the power to not solely change actuality in her thoughts however the precise actuality. This was the storyline of the 2005 comedian House of M Vol 11, the place Wanda modifications the truth of the universe after dealing with a psychological breakdown.
In WandaVision, we see the couple residing in an augmented an alternate actuality after dropping Vision to Thanos. However, it’s but to see how Wanda’s powers will have an effect on the Earth-199999, the place the MCU is predicated in.
Whether or not we see the complete extent of Wanda’s powers as within the comics in WandaVision, it’s nonetheless an incredible initiative by the Marvel Studios because it means that we are going to lastly get to see extra of our favorite superheroes, who did not have their standalone motion pictures.
WandaVision premieres on January 15, 2021 on Disney+ Hotstar Premium in India. The present additionally stars Kathryn Hahn and Teyonah Parris in pivotal function.