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7 things Marvel’s WandaVision needs to make fans happy

Published: 8/Nov/2020 20:34 Updated: 9/Nov/2020 11:23

by Emma Soteriou

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With Kat Dennings recently revealing more about her part in WandaVision, and other rumors circulating about what to expect from the Disney Plus show, we’ve put together seven things fans hope or can expect to see in the series.

WandaVision has been described as a sitcom by some and a ‘full-on action movie’ by others, but what do fans want to see from the show?

Here’s some of the things Marvel needs to get right to impress superhero fans everywhere – from the return of fan-favorite characters to the introduction of popular storylines from the comics.

Quicksilver in Avengers Age of Ultron
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Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Quicksilver’s return

He had his first appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron back in 2015, which also happened to be his last, but if there is one person people want to see return, it’s Pietro.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson could reprise the role, or the introduction of Evan Peters’ version in the MCU could be another option. Either way, seeing the twins reunited would definitely make fans happy.

Though nothing is confirmed, a merchandise leak has hinted at his return in the series.

Wanda in Captain America Winter Soldier post credit scene
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Wanda in the credits scene of Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Scarlet Witch origin

The big question on fans’ mind is whether Wanda will be revealed as a mutant in WandaVision, much like she was in the comics.

Both she and her brother were established as experiments by Hydra in the MCU, with a first glimpse of them appearing in the credits scene of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

However, this wasn’t the original story for the pair and looks likely to change over the next phase.

In a new book titled The Wakanda Files, there are hints from Shuri’s research that show the original Hydra idea may be retconned altogether, in favor of her being a mutant.

House of M in WandaVision
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A House of M clue in the WandaVision trailer

House of M

The House of M series of comics was very popular with fans, with the eight-issue saga focusing on Wanda creating her own reality which, at one point, replaces Earth-616.

A lot of clues in the trailers point to this being a big part of the show, for example, the ‘Maison de Mepris’ label in the image above, which translates as ‘House of Contempt’.

After losing Vision in Infinity War, it’s likely to be this that triggers Wanda’s creation of the perfect life instead, with her devastation hitting post-Endgame.

Wanda and Vision with twins
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Wanda and Vision with their twins

Wanda’s twins

Of course, Wanda and Vision are unable to have children naturally, but from the trailers shared, it’s clear to see that the pair have their hands full with twins – William and Thomas.

This ties in with the House of M idea, as mentioned above, but could also show them in different phases of their lives as Wiccan and Speed.

The children are likely to be an integral part of what’s to come in the MCU, with a Young Avengers movie rumored to be on the way.

WandaVision hallloween
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Wanda dressed for Halloween on the show

Comic book Wanda

Trailers have given a glimpse of both Wanda and Vision dressed as comic versions of themselves for Halloween.

With this already building excitement among fans, more nods to the comics would definitely go down well, especially as most inspiration will be drawn from the House of M.

Marvel's Vision
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Is this the last of Vision?

Vision’s return for good

She’s already proved she’s a force to be reckoned with, especially when facing Thanos in Endgame, but can Wanda get Vision back for good?

Some fans think that she could have made a deal with a demon, Mephisto, who appears in the comics, to get Vision back and have an attempt at a normal life.

Though this is just a theory, there are other ways she could get him back too, with her strength as a witch yet to be defined in the MCU.

Marvel's Doctor Strange
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How will Wanda and Doctor Strange meet?

Doctor Strange cameo

It’s no secret that both Wanda and Doctor Strange’s stories are set to cross over in a big way for Doctor Strange: The Multiverse of Madness, so why not bring him in before then?

Wanda’s moments of turmoil could reach a peak by the end of the series, with Doctor Strange stepping in to stop her from doing anything else.

The addition of other characters, including Captain Marvel’s Monica Rambeau and Thor’s Darcy Lewis, suggests the witch will be tackling a lot of different challenges in this upcoming series, introducing a whole new side to the MCU as we know it.

WandaVision is expected to be released on Disney Plus by the end of 2020.

Anime

Attack on Titan fans furious over anime’s “excessive” censorship

Published: 25/Nov/2020 1:42 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 7:32

by Brent Koepp

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Despite releasing in 2013, some Attack on Titan fans are only now discovering the anime’s censored violence in comparison to the manga. A YouTube video went viral after showcasing the stark differences. 

Attack on Titan made its groundbreaking anime debut in 2013, and quickly exploded in popularity. Viewers around the world became captivated by its intense themes and relentlessly brutal story.

A YouTube video about the series went viral on November 15 after showing the difference between the manga and the anime adaptation’s depiction of violence – and some fans were not happy about it.

Promotional image of Attack on Titan Season 1 featuring Eren Jaegar.
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The 2013 hit anime has become a worldwide phenomena.

Attack on Titan fans discover manga is darker

For decades, it has been the norm that the manga version of a story is almost always more fleshed out story-wise, and often more graphic compared to its animated counterpart. Just like traditional shows, anime aired live has to dial back elements not suited for TV.

Despite this common wisdom, some Attack on Titan fans were not aware of just how much more brutally violent the written version actually was. YouTuber ‘Zmyh’ went viral after uploading a video that showcases just that.

The upload compares iconic scenes from the anime and manga, and puts them side-by-side to demonstrate the visual differences between them. The video quickly exploded online, and has over 1.6 million viewers at the time of writing.

For some fans of the series, this was their first time seeing the changes the anime made. One viewer wrote, “Interesting how there is censorship for Attack on Titan. Like seriously?” Another user said, “And here I thought that AOT was brutal…looks like I should read the manga.” Another YouTube comment exclaimed, “WHAT MAN THEY BETTER MAKE IT UNCENSORED FOR THE FINAL SEASON.”

Screenshot of Attack on Titan fans reacting to the YouTube video.

Many hit out at the alterations made in the animated series, arguing that it takes way from the story’s original impact. “They need to stop censorship, it completely ruins the more powerful impact it can have,” one commentator replied to the video. Another fan stated, “And that’s why you absolutely need to read the manga version of the Uprising arc, because it is literally just better in every way.”

Screenshot of YouTube comments reacting to Attack on Titan anime censorship.

Not everyone was critical of the changes though. A handful of fans pointed out that Wit Studio did the best job they could given that the animated version also airs on TV. Some even argued that the changes were for the better.

The viral video is just another example of the divide that can sometimes exist between a manga and its anime adaptation. There will always be those that prefer the former to the latter. However, it is interesting to see the difference nonetheless.