- An interview with one of the stars of WandaVision gives audiences a key detail about the show's plot by logging into Avengers: End of the game.
- Teyonah Parris, who plays Monica Rambeau in the MCU, revealed when the action WandaVision takes place in Marvel's main timeline, following the events of End of Game.
- This detail could explain why Wanda is so likely to be trapped in an imaginary universe where she has a second chance to have a family life with Vision.
The third WandaVision The episode will premiere Friday on Disney +, furthering the plot of this thrilling mystery show that Marvel has made. WandaVision unlike any Marvel adventure made so far, and we still don't know what to expect - although plenty of plot leaks already exist, spoiling the rest of the season.
What we do know for sure is that Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) lives in an imaginary universe that's shaped by sitcoms that she might have enjoyed as a child. We also know that SWORD, the agency that replaced SHIELD at some point in the past five years, is watching everything and looking to wake Wanda up. Who is the villain of the series? What are their intentions? We will have more pieces of the puzzle soon. But while we wait, we can tell you exactly when WandaVision is set in the MCU timeline in relation to End of Game and why this is such an important detail to be aware of. But first, here's your reminder that spoilers can follow below: Some spoilers may follow below.
The MCU's Today is 2023. It is then End of Game takes place, five years after the events of War of Infinity. Far from home has just started to explore the consequences of End of Game but didn't really go too far. Spider-Man 2 is not as dark as End of Game, and we have yet to find more details about life on earth after the massive crisis, the rebirth of these characters, and the immediate consequences of End of Game. While we get prequels and flashbacks into what's to come to the MCU, the main action will continue that timeline as it relates to the next major storyline.
But for Wanda, it won't be like five years have passed. She was broken at the end of War of Infinity after seeing Vision (Paul Bettany) die twice. For her, only moments passed between Vision's murder and the battle for Avengers HQ, where she towered over Thanos. Wanda may have appeared calm after Tony Stark's funeral, but she is just facing new grief. The vision is dead for good. As we have just learned, End of Game was supposed to present a post-credits scene who would have teased WandaVision, with Wanda and a body bag holding Vision's body.
With that in mind, it is evident that whatever happens to Wanda in WandaVision, comes in response to all the trauma that Wanda has suffered. So far, the series shows Wanda struggling with severe PTSD, and she will likely explore more of the inner workings of her mind as she deals with loss. Wanda may appear to be in control of her universe, but whoever does this to her is taking advantage of her fragile mind. Over the span of a few years, she lost her parents, her brother, and killed innocent civilians, sparking a global crisis that hampered the initial response to Thanos. She eventually saw Vision die and wasn't even able to get revenge.
This brings us to something from Teyonah Parris, who plays Geraldine / Monica Rambeau on the TV show, told TVLine in an interview - let's highlight ours:
[[[[WandaVision] resumes just after the events of [[[[Avengers:] End of Game, and for Monica, it's obviously years later that we saw her as a girl in Captain Marvel.
This is a critical detail. To recap, for Wanda, it was just another Tuesday where she was hiding with Vision somewhere in the UK when Thanos attacked. She found herself returning to her active role as the Avenger immediately after that, fighting in the Battle of Wakanda to keep everyone alive, especially Vision. The next thing she felt was some sort of death, but she came back to life almost instantly, finding that she had wasted five years of her life and had to fight Thanos again. Then Stark died and she heard of Natasha's heartbreaking death.
If there was a perfect time to try and lure Wanda into some sort of trap, this would be it. Whoever the bad guy is, they kick Wanda when she's down. They can't force her to do what they want, but they definitely take advantage of her mental state to get what they want. Who knows if a similar attack on Wanda would be possible if more time had passed afterwards End of Game to deal with all recent events and deal with grief.
Parris' comments are not sufficient to give us an exact idea of the time elapsed between End of Game et WandaVision, I would speculate on the events of WandaVision occur around the same time with Far from home. Rumors have said that Spider-Man 3 pick up right after Far from home. Other reports indicate that WandaVision would launch an adventure who will continue in Spider-Man 3 and conclude in Dr. Strange in the multiverse of madness.
On a different note, place WandaVision just after End of Game indicates that SWORD was already formed when Thanos attacked. Last time we saw Monica Rambeau she was a child Captain Marvel in 1995. Parris said that as the WandaVisionunfolds, "we find out what happened with her in those years that we missed, how she grew and evolved." Parris is now an agent for SWORD, as is Jimmy Woo (Randall Park). The last time we saw Park, he was an FBI agent monitoring Scott Lang at events taking place just before War of Infinity. Woo switched to SWORD at some point after that.
Episode 3 of WandaVision launches Friday on Disney + and will bring us closer to what's going on. However, do not expect too many answers of the next installment.
This article appeared first (in English) on https://bgr.com/2021/01/21/mcu-timeline-order-wandavision-right-after-endgame/