WandaVision Showrunner Post-Credit Scenes:
Marvel’s first-ever Disney+ series, WandaVision, is into its third episode now. The first two episodes, just like every other series were to determine the tone and structure of the series. But the series really stepped up its game in the third episode. Fans ad some complaint that is boring and really revving up the engine, but obviously, this show is not our everyday sitcom. And now, Paul Bettany has right away vouched for the series to switch into hyper speed.
In one recent interview, series lead Elizabeth Olsen and teases that things will be picking up, and the viewers need to stick to the edge of their seats. Given this, viewers have been on the lookout for more clues revealing what’s really going on in WandaVision. Fortunately, it doesn’t seem like it’s going to be a longer wait as Olsen tells Digital Spy that pertinent details are coming in episode 4 as the show’s storytelling point of view changes. “I think the reason why they show the press the first episodes is that Episode 4 is quite a shift. It’s a really fun perspective swap and I think a lot gets understood at that moment.”
In the same interview, the WandaVision star hinted the fact the show might not even have a villain, even though there have been speculations that the villain could be Mephisto, Nightmare, or even Wanda herself. “In WandaVision, you don’t know who the villain is or if there is a villain, so I think the real drama and tension is the constant tug and pull between the sitcom universe and the Marvel universe – and what was fun… what was really fun was uncovering how much we peel back in every episode.”
Long before the MCU, post-credits scenes were already a thing in Hollywood, with films such as 1979’s The Muppets Movie, 1980’s Airplane! and 1986’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, including a surprise tag after the credits have rolled. That said, it was Marvel Studios that popularized the concept starting with 2008’s Iron Man when Nick Fury showed up looking for Tony Stark. The franchise mostly uses these stingers to set-up what comes next in their interconnected storytelling. Naturally, it’s curious if their small-screen endeavors on Disney+ will also abide by this tradition.
Speaking with ET, Schaeffer was asked about the possibility. While she didn’t confirm or deny the existence of a post-credits scene at the end of WandaVision, she said that they did consider including them in every episode. She also said that it’s best to watch the show all the way through, much like movie-goers do when seeing an MCU movie. “We looked at the show in a lot of different ways and a lot of different structural ways, but yeah. That’s a tricky question and I’m having trouble dodging it. [Laughs] I would say that in any Marvel property, you should watch the thing in its entirety, no matter what. That’s what I would say.”
Paul Bettany earlier told us that there was going to be a post-credit scene in Avengers: Endgame to set up WandaVision, but was then scrapped off, which was a decision made by MCU architect Kevin Feige, and frankly, it was for the best since the film was the end of the Infinity Saga. Instead, the movie just harkened back to its roots by playing the sound of Tony creating the Mark I while in captivity in Afghanistan. Since the franchise is about to build a new narrative, having post-credits scenes back makes sense. If anything, they’re needed more than ever to connect the TV and movie pockets of the MCU.
Chances are that it will set-up Wanda’s eventual appearance in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and potentially, and maybe even Spider-Man 3. Elizabeth Olsen recently teased that her character might make a cameo in the Jon Watts and Tom Holland-led film, which is not outside the realm of possibility considering that all three aforementioned projects deal with MCU’s multiverse. Perhaps it might even lead to Loki since that show, too, deals with alternate realities.
WandaVision now approaches the midpoint of its nine-episode run, and it only makes sense that Marvel Studios is finally giving some information about what’s really going on in the show. While most find the slow-burn storytelling appealing, some aren’t thrilled with this approach, especially since its super-sized premiere didn’t feel like an MCU offering at all.
The weight is really on WandaVision as it is kicking off Marvel’s Phase 4. So yes, we expect Marvel to now show us what Phase 4 is about.