Top 10 WandaVision Facts That You Should Know

March 1, 2021

The first Marvel Studios series is now streaming on OSN.

We had doubts if Marvel Studios will have the same success on its feature films for its streaming series, but we were proven wrong. After airing 8 out 9 episodes, we’re happy to say that WandaVision doesn’t hold back in story and spectacle that makes it worthy as the first title to start Marvel Studios’ Phase Four.

As the series finale looms, we look back at some of the previous episodes and look at details that may have hinted not just for future episodes, but also for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read on.

NOTE: Since this list discusses events that happened in the first 8 episodes, spoilers are definitely abundant so proceed with caution!

In keeping the series to be in the same caliber as the movies, WandaVision had a reported budget of almost $225 million, around $25 million per episode. The multiple sets and intricate special effects could be the reason for the huge budget. Compare that to The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, which was made on a budget of $150 million.

With Monica Rambeau officially getting her powers on WandaVision, she could be just as powerful as Carol Danvers when they join together for the sequel Captain Marvel 2.

Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Wanda, was initially hesitant in doing WandaVision, saying that she was ‘very thrown by the whole TV part of it all’. We’re glad she stayed.

Considering that WandaVision showcased decades of popular US sitcoms, the entire cast had to undergo a ‘sitcom bootcamp’ to understand each episode’s structure that coincided with each popular sitcom in that decade.

In keeping with the sitcom theme of WandaVision, the first episode was actually shot with a live studio audience.

In Episode 8, after we learned that Agnes was the big baddie (aka Agatha Harkness), she poked fun at Wanda’s accent. This could also refer to the fact about Wanda’s accent in previous movies that always comes and goes – while we thought that was just a continuity issue, it could possibly turn out to be something that was planned.

Also in Episode 8, the license plate that Wanda is driving has the word ‘Excelsior’ written below the numbers. This is of course a nod to Stan Lee’s famous motto.

WandaVision takes advantage of varying aspect ratios to make it stand out from scenes that take place inside the Hex, and the scenes that take place outside the real world. 

Post-credits scenes are already a standard part of any Marvel Studios title. Starting with Episode 7, WandaVision introduced its first post-credit scene, which in a way tells us that we’re no longer watching a sitcom.

Wanda was always called by her first name since her introduction in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It is only with Episode 8 where she was called the ‘Scarlet Witch’. 

The first 8 episodes of WandaVision can now be streamed on OSN. The series finale airs this weekend.

by Victor
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff.