‘WandaVision’ Will Succeed Where The Other Marvel Shows Didn’t

This year has been unpredictable to say the least.  WandaVision was scheduled to be the third Marvel Disney Plus but because of the Covid-19 Pandemic schedules had to change. Now the most famous MCU couple are now the headliners bringing a new but old style of television to streaming.

Why did the others fail?

Marvel tried before to connect the movies with television series but besides a couple storylines they never really worked.  The first attempt was with Marvel’s Agents of Shield when the storyline of the show tried to tie directly with the movies like Captain America: Civil War. The issue from keeping the show more directly tied into the movies was the separation between the movie and television studios.

The other attempt to have a Marvel television universe that tied in with the cinematic universe was the multiple Netflix series.  Besides a couple of references talking about the Battle of New York during the first seasons of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage that was the extent of the tie-ins.  A big reason for the split was the creation of two divisions at Marvel to oversee the entertainment projects.  With no head figure overseeing both and a sense of secrecy to avoid spoilers this plan was sure to fail.

In the most recent Entertainment Weekly we have a better understanding of how the first Marvel Disney Plus show will line up with the movies.

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Why WandaVision will succeed

The biggest takeaway from the article is that along with the movie cast members being the focus of the shows Kevin Feige will be overseeing the shows as well.  The series will be a total of six hours stretching out over six episodes with a story that will directly tie-in to the cinematic universe. Credited as a love letter to sitcoms Feige oversaw all aspects of the show.  Feige’s involvement will be the key for the Disney+ shows to succeed and have a consistent tie to the movies.

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The show will have a direct tie-in to Doctor Strange 2: Multiverse of Madness. With the current lineup of shows dealing with the Covid-19 Pandemic WandaVision had the most pressure to finish before the end of 2020.  On top of the pressure to have a consistent lineup of original content on Disney+ there was a sense of urgency to finish the six hours so that Elizabeth Olsen would be available to film in Doctor Strange 2.

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