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Spoilers ahead for WandaVision. If you haven't seen the full series, turn away!
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a behemoth force in the entertainment world, and the studio is showing no signs of slowing down. On the contrary, the narrative will be expanded with shows on Disney+, and Phase Four officially kicked off with WandaVision. The genre-bending series was a massive success, and should directly effect the events of both Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Captain Marvel 2. But the question is, how did this all come together behind the scenes?
With WandaVision completed, the cast and crew of the Disney+ show are finally able to speak freely about its contents. This includes director Matt Shakman, as well as showrunner/writer Jac Schaeffer. CinemaBlend's own Eric Eisenberg spoke with the pair of filmmakers about their work on WandaVision, and its connection to future Marvel movies. Shakman explained how Marvel hands off the baton with its properties, saying:
Well, there you have it. It looks like Sam Raimi and Nia DaCosta were lucky enough to see WandaVision early, while the rest of us were left holding our collective breath for each thrilling new episode. And in doing so, the directors could properly plan Doctor Strange and Captain Marvel's sequels given how characters like Wanda Maximoff and Monica Rambeau changed throughout their adventure on the small screen.
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Matt Shakman's comments show how much shared talent there is with WandaVision and future installments of the MCU. Having producers work on both the show and projects like Captain Marvel 2 will allow for a cohesive story-- especially for Teyonah Parris' Monica Rambeau.
Eric Eisenberg also spoke with Jac Schaeffer about the way Marvel works when it comes to interweaving storylines for both the small and silver screens. WandaVision's finale teased big things for a number of movie projects, while also wrapping up the story of the acclaimed series. Schaeffer peeled back the curtain, saying:
WandaVision is one piece of a very large MCU puzzle, but it looks like each project in the franchise gets to tell its own story. Jac Schaeffer's work on the small screen was a story about Wanda's grief, and seeing the character finally become The Scarlet Witch. And with Elizabeth Olsen set for a significant role in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, it looks like she's going to be truly diving into the world of magic.
The show also caught up with an adult Monica Rambeau, who gained super powers throughout its runtime. Teyonah Parris will appear in Captain Marvel 2, and fans are eager to see her reunite with Brie Larson's title character. What exactly is Monica's relationship to Carol these days?
Doctor Strange 2 will hit theaters on March 25th, 2022, and Captain Marvel 2 will eventually follow November 12th of that same year. In the meantime, check out our 2021 release list to plan your next movie experience.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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