many fan theories floating around the ending of Disney plus series WandaVision,
Director Matt Shakman attempted to clear the air recently, as Shakman welcomed the fan theories but also stated
the plain truth that it is just not possible to satisfy everyone.
WandaVision, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany in titular roles, sees a sort of crossover between traditional Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) content and a classic American sitcom from the 1970s. In the series, Wanda Maximoff, more commonly known to Marvel fans as ‘Scarlet Witch’, is seen living with Vision, yet another character from Marvel. The show understandably starts off in a lighter note and gets progressively complex, with both Wanda’s mental struggle and another sub-plot brought into play later on, create a daring fusion.
director has already started bracing for fan
disappointment and what it brings in its wake, while noting at the same time
that the ending would be consistent with the series as a whole, according to a recent interview by Entertainment Weekly.
out that there would possibly be many disappointed fans with theories about several
ways of ending the show, while a few whose predictions would possibly come true,
and that he welcomed it all, the Director noted that he just hoped the journey was
enjoyable and satisfying for all.
know there are so many theories out there; there will be a lot of people who
will no doubt be disappointed by one theory or another. But we’re always
telling this story about Wanda dealing with grief and learning how to accept
that loss, and hopefully people will find that the finale is surprising but
also satisfying, and that it feels inevitable because it’s the same story they’ve
been watching the whole time”, he was quoted as saying by Entertainment Weekly.
events in the storyline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe show take after what
happens in Avengers: Endgame and hence, the show follows the continuity that is
understandably a hallmark of Marvel.
interestingly, draws up carefully the thin veil of thematic difference that sets
apart WandaVision from any other Marvel superhero movie, clearly noting that
Wanda’s mental struggle and the themes of love, loss and storytelling in general
would be given prioritisation over intensity generally witnessed in a traditional
does hold it all together is that it has a big heart. It’s a love story, it’s a
story of loss, and I think that resonates even more in this crazy pandemic that
we’re all trying to survive right now. I think we can all understand where
Wanda’s coming from, so it helps it to resonate a little bit more.
lost her parents, she’s lost her brother, she’s lost the love of her life by
now, and she’s right on the edge. In some ways, [Wanda is] as close as Marvel
gets to exploring mental illness, really — like, how do you hold together your
reality when you’re constantly experiencing so much trauma? She taps into that
so beautifully”, Shakman is further quoted by Entertainment Weekly as saying.
final stretch beckons, and it is but a mere two-day wait before the currently
streaming eight episodes are joined by the season finale.
The season finale of WandaVision starts streaming on Disney plus Hotstar on March 5.