We’re one week away from the premiere of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first Disney+ series WandaVision and the first reactions have arrived.
A select group of critics have been given access to the first three episodes of the nine episode limited series.
WandaVision is being billed as “a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) – two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives – begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.”
Critics are saying that the show is “truly unlike anything the MCU has put out before” and Elizabeth is being singled out for giving one of the best performances of her career so far.
The first two episodes of WandaVision will premiere on Disney+ on January 15.
Click inside to read all of the reactions from critics…
Though, I do wonder what people will make of this who don’t have a working knowledge of, say, Bewitched. Like, the b-plot of one episode is “Vision accidentally swallows gum.”
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) January 9, 2021
Marvel has never done anything at all like #WandaVision and I am FLOORED by the show’s imagination, creativity and risks. Each episode BRILLIANTLY recreates a classic sitcom model, but also feeds into a much larger mystery with HUGE Marvel ramifications. I love this so much! pic.twitter.com/rPURhyqaCt
— Sean O'Connell (@Sean_OConnell) January 9, 2021
#PaulBettany is clearly having a blast, but this is #WandaMaximoff's show, not #TheVision's. I can't praise Olsen highly enough…what a talent. You'll be hooked after episode 1, and have a million questions after episode 2 and 3. This is a must-watch. #WandaVision pic.twitter.com/SECzMwWEL1
— Josh Wilding (@Josh_Wilding) January 9, 2021
Expect the unexpected in #WandaVision. #MarvelStudios is changing the game with this genre-bending series! Every episode feels like a page turn of a comic book I didn’t want to put down. This is how you debut our first #DisneyPlus #MCU show. Welcome to the new era of the MCU! pic.twitter.com/8rSULQ4fZ6
— Joseph Deckelmeier #BlackLivesMatter (@Joelluminerdi) January 9, 2021
Saw the first 3 episodes of #WandaVision & fell madly in love with the style, tone & storytelling. A truly unique & interesting setting to see two extremely powerful superheroes. So much charm, danger & great easter eggs. Fantastic practical effects & aspect ratio shifts. Love. pic.twitter.com/MUD0qpZNQx
— Kevin McCarthy (@KevinMcCarthyTV) January 9, 2021
Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany deliver their best performances in the MCU whilst Teyonah Parris shines in every scene she’s in.
The series serves as a magnificent return to the MCU whilst paving its own path. pic.twitter.com/IzZCIrSyT9
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) January 9, 2021
WANDAVISION is a tantalizing experiment with shades of Lynch that is almost irritatingly dedicated to slowly playing out its mystery. (I wanted more!) But one surprise: It's funny! The jokes feel at home in the I LOVE LUCY/BEWITCHED-homaging world, Paul Bettany is a comedy star pic.twitter.com/ulKuupVgmH
— Hoai-Tran Bui (@htranbui) January 9, 2021
Watched the first 3 episodes of #WandaVision yesterday. It's weird & hilarious in ways Marvel has no right attempting, but they nail it anyway. Then it sprinkles in just enough mystery to keep you speculating and fascinated. I'm so excited to see how far it can go. pic.twitter.com/7PIFQiUNxF
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) January 9, 2021
Major props to Olsen & Bettany who totally shift gears into the sitcom world and SHINE. Marvel really made a bold choice here- while leaving the door open to the MULTI ways it can play out- oh the 'magic show' scene was just that 🎩- so rewatchable too!
— Nikki Novak (@NikkiNovak) January 9, 2021
Fans wanting BIG action scenes may need to adjust their expectations, at least early on, but the beauty of this format is it allows room to hang out w/ characters & revel in the weirdness on display without a story that’s relying too heavily on rushing to its next major battle. pic.twitter.com/N451h2KcwO
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) January 9, 2021
Also, after heaving seen the first 3 episodes, I only have a hint of what’s really going on and am so excited to see where this thing is going.
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) January 9, 2021
My biggest takeaway, it seems like the cast had a blast filming the series. Lots of joy on screen.
— Dorian Parks (@DorianParksnRec) January 9, 2021
How #WandaVision approaches what we think is normal and what isn’t makes it an incredibly fun watch just three episodes in. I am impressed at how much it offers fans waiting for MCU content while still showing restraint.
— James Viscardi (@JimViscardi) January 9, 2021