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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Foretold WandaVision's Plot in Song

Before the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) moved to Westview, New Jersey in hopes of starting a new life with the person she loved, there was Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom). She’s an over-stressed lawyer who, like Wanda, confidently believed that she could will a new…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Wanda, Kate Hudson, Vision, Elizabeth Olsen, Rachel Bloom, Josh, Crazy Ex Girlfriend, Gabrielle Ruiz, Rebecca Bunch, Josh Chan, Human Interest, Scarlet Witch, Vincent Rodriguez III, Wanda Maximoff Elizabeth Olsen

Kevin Feige Confirms WandaVision Finale Almost Featured Doctor Strange

BEGIN SLIDESHOW It has been two months since WandaVision concluded its successful 9-episode run on Disney+, and MCU fans are still divided on its series finale. Some are satisfied with how the show handled Wanda’s moving on and full transition into becoming the Scarlet Witch, while others are disappointed with the lack of major cameos and reveals that was previously teased by the cast. One of the cameos that some fans theorized was the appearance of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange due...
Tags: TV, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, TV News, Streaming, Cumberbatch, Andrew Garfield, Wanda, Doctor Strange, Marvel Studios, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Agnes, Jimmy, Darcy

Doctor Strange 2 Had to Be Rewritten When Marvel Cut Strange From WandaVision

Benedict Cumberbatch was signed to appear as Doctor Strange on the finale of WandaVision. Then Marvel decided against it and had to change everything.Read more...
Tags: Science, Benedict Cumberbatch, Film, Fiction, Cumberbatch, Rolling Stone, Wanda, Doctor Strange, Marvel Studios, Elizabeth Olsen, Kevin Feige, Stephen Strange, Scarlet Witch, Wanda Maximoff, Fictional Characters, Doctor Strange 2

How Benedict Cumberbatch’s Dr. Strange Almost Appeared in ‘WandaVision’

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige explains why a planned Dr. Strange appearance would’ve “taken away from Wanda”
Tags: Benedict Cumberbatch, Wanda, Dr Strange, Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige

The ‘WandaVision’ Finale Originally Featured Doctor Strange – Here’s Why He Was Cut

WandaVision was originally building up to a major cameo in the finale. And no, it wasn’t Mephisto. According to a new interview with Rolling Stone, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige revealed that the cameo was going to be Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Doctor Strange. And Feige also explained why the Sorcerer Supreme was written out of the buzzy Disney+ series. WandaVision was a hot bed of fan theories and speculation throughout its short but bright nine-episode run. Who was behind this strange sitco...
Tags: Television, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Disney, Cumberbatch, Rolling Stone, Wanda, Doctor Strange, Marvel Studios, Elizabeth Olsen, Kevin Feige, Teyonah Parris, Comic Book/Superhero, Feige, Monica Rambeau, Sorcerer Supreme

China’s Wanda Preparing to Sell Hoyts Australian Cinema Chain (Report)

Wanda Film, part of the Dalian Wanda group, has appointed financial advisers in Australia and may be preparing to sell the Hoyts cinema chain, according to local reports. According to the Australian Financial Review newspaper, investment bank Credit Suisse has been appointed by Wanda to find bidders for Hoyts. The bank’s task force, it says, […]
Tags: Asia, News, Australia, Finance, China, Global, Credit Suisse, Wanda, Dalian Wanda, Hoyts, Australian Financial Review, Wanda Film, Wanda Preparing

Review: My Wonderful Wanda

— by RON WILKINSON — In a story rich in family dynamics with a substantial kicker of gender, class and nationality discrimination, Wanda comes to a luxurious villa in Switzerland, the manse of an industrial magnate. Although she has no wealth, her riches lie in her family. On one level, she has come to trade […]
Tags: Reviews, Movies, Switzerland, Wanda, Ron Wilkinson, Marthe Keller, André Jung, Bettina Oberli, Anatole Taubman, Birgit Minichmayr

VOTD: How Marvel’s ‘WandaVision’ Should Have Ended

Marvel’s WandaVision was the first Disney+ original series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and viewers had a lot of fun watching the mystery of the genre-bending unfold. But now that we’ve seen how the limited series came to an end, it’s time to see How WandaVision Should Have Ended, and it should come as no surprise that all the confusion and classic television madness could have been stopped a lot sooner. Like, we could have been done with this situation in the first episode. How Wan...
Tags: Movies, Superman, Disney, Sequels, Batman, Hishe, Wanda, Lol, Doctor Strange, Marvel Studios, Central Perk, John Wick, Comic Book/Superhero, Disney/Pixar, Video Of The Day, How It Should Have Ended

‘Captain America: Civil War’ Created a Bromance That Endured – and a Romance That Did Not

( Welcome to Great Moments in MCU History , where we fondly recall great little bits that made us fall in love with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. ) Not everything in the Marvel Universe works out according to a master plan handed down from on high. It’s just that 99% of it does appear to arrive that way. Maybe that’s because they’re all just super geniuses over there. Or maybe it’s because they are quick to take advantage of happy accidents. Or maybe sometimes it’s just a matter of being...
Tags: Movies, America, Features, Iron Man, Wanda, Marvel Studios, Russo brothers, Captain America, Steve, Falcon, Peggy, Peggy Carter, Sharon, Sam Wilson, Bucky, MCU

Spotlight: Events and Designs By Wanda Stands Out With Unique Decor and Florals

The event planning business has been hit hard by the pandemic. But resilient companies like Events and Designs By Wanda hope to pull through. The company has already been through its share of challenges. So the company’s founder is hopeful that her skills will shine through. Read more about her efforts in this week’s Small Business Spotlight. What the Business Does Offers event planning services. Founder Wanda Micheal helps clients throughout the Garner, NC area with weddings, baby showers, g...
Tags: Sales, Atlanta, Wanda, Juan Manuel Fangio, Micheal, Cynthia Bailey, Small Biz Spotlight, Garner NC, Wanda Micheal, Business Niche Decorating, Wanda Wanda Micheal

Wanda Film CEO Liu Xiaobin Resigns

Shenzhen-listed Wanda Film announced this week that its CEO and director Liu Xiaobin has resigned. The announcement was made five days after it emerged that parent company Wanda Group has given up its majority stake in U.S. cinema chain AMC Entertainment. Liu, a 20-year Wanda veteran, is also stepping down from his position as a […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Wanda, Shenzhen, Wanda Group, Wanda Film, Liu Xiaobin, AMC Entertainment Liu

‘WandaVision’ Honest Trailer: Yo Dawg, We Heard You Like TV Shows in Your TV Shows

Marvel’s WandaVision finally let us spend time with Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany). Not only did it finally help establish the source and limitation of their powers, but it allowed us to finally get a firm grasp on them as characters and connect with their romance that happened largely off-screen. Unfortunately, no matter how ambitious the beginning of WandaVision turned out to be, as the Honest Trailer reminds us, it still concluded with a skybeam and two CGI action...
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How the Final Episode of ‘WandaVision’ Failed Wanda Maximoff

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything.) WandaVision , in a word, is about grief. You’re probably well-aware of this if you’ve spent any time at all following the week-to-week conversation surrounding the popular series, with social media downright inundated with this truism . That’s not to say it’s an inaccurate claim, to be clear, as even the most casual viewer could likely anticipate that Wanda Maximoff (Eli...
Tags: Movies, Features, Fbi, Avengers, Wanda, Marvel Studios, Vision, Paul Bettany, Hawkeye, Monica, Agatha, MCU, Westview, Scarlet Witch, Wanda Maximoff Elizabeth Olsen, Wanda Maximoff

13 WandaVision Facts Magically Revealed in Its Making-of Documentary

With a week off between brand new Marvel shows, what’s a fan to do? Thankfully, Disney+ delivered with a brand new one-hour special called Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of WandaVision, which dives into how the entire show was made. Even though it’s relatively short, it’s jam-packed with cool facts and tidbits.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Wanda, Marvel Studios, Vision, Paul Bettany, Dick Van Dyke, Elizabeth Olsen, Spider Man, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Agatha, Kathryn Hahn, Kevin Feige, Teyonah Parris, Outback Steakhouse

The biggest shareholder of Reddit darling AMC downsized its stake after the theater chain's record $4.6 billion loss last year

Noam Galai/Getty Images Noam Galai/Getty Images AMC's biggest investor, Dalian Wanda Group, cut its stake to 9.8% from over 30% in early December. The movie theater chain reported a $4.6 billion loss in 2020 amid pandemic closures. AMC has since become a Reddit darling as shares have soared 500% since the beginning of 2021. See more stories on Insider's business page. AMC's largest investor gave up much of its power after the movie theater company reported a $4.6 billion loss ...
Tags: News, Media, Amc, US, Trends, Markets, Bloomberg, Chinese, Reddit, Wanda, Gamestop, Ownership, Dalian Wanda Group, Movie Theater, Pandemic, Tech Insider

Was It Agatha All Along on WandaVision? It Almost Wasn't

Who’s been messing up everything? It was almost someone else.Read more...
Tags: Science, Wanda, Vision, Agatha, Kathryn Hahn, Scarlet Witch, Harkness, Monica Rambeau, Fictional Characters, Jac Schaeffer, WandaVision, Agatha Harkness, Creative Works, Agatha All Along

‘WandaVision’ Showrunner Reveals the Original and Very Different Plan for Agatha Harkness

WandaVision has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop talking about it. And it definitely doesn’t mean we have to stop talking about the real star of the show, Kathryn Hahn‘s Agnes, AKA Agatha Harkness. Agatha started the series as a friend to Wanda, but by the time the show wrapped up she was revealed to be a foe – but things almost worked out differently. According to WandaVision creator and showrunner Jac Schaeffer, early ideas for the series had Agatha acting as Wanda’s mento...
Tags: Television, Movies, Disney, Wanda, Marvel Studios, Agatha, Agnes, Schaeffer, Kathryn Hahn, Comic Book/Superhero, Jac Schaeffer, WandaVision, Agatha Harkness, Agatha Harkness Agatha

The Heroism (and Terror) of My Motherhood

In the final episode of WandaVision (spoilers!), we see Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) gently tuck her children into bed, knowing full well they’re about to fade from existence. By making them feel comfortable and safe, smiling through the pain, she does what a good parent has to do. I didn’t expect this moment to hit as…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Wanda, Elizabeth Olsen, Luke Skywalker, Billy, Henry, Tommy, Human Interest, Wanda Elizabeth Olsen, Rise Blood Hunter, American Films

How “WandaVision” goes beyond peak superhero stories

I'm a comic book fan 50 years in the making but, over the last few years, even I have found myself with superhero fatigue.Then came "WandaVision". The writers have found a way to blunt our expectations about what should happen in this kind of genre. Formula fatigue isn't just a problem for the superhero genre. Creators of sci-fi, detective, romance, and buddy-comedies can recapture exhausted audiences by telling a story differently—or telling a different story. Human beings are, more than anyth...
Tags: Movies, Entertainment, Film, Innovation, Npr, Wanda, Spiderman, Dick Van Dyke, Scott Derrickson, Wanda Maximoff, Avengers Wanda, Linda Holms

‘WandaVision’ Showrunner Says White Vision’s Fate is Not a “Marvel Cheat”

Warning: spoilers for WandaVision ahead. White Vision, a dangerous creation of S.W.O.R.D. acting director Tyler Hayward in Marvel’s Disney+ series WandaVision, left the series finale in an unexpected way. But according to showrunner/head writer Jac Schaeffer, she was not concerned with where that version of the character ends up or what happens to him once he left Wanda’s hex around Westview. In a new interview, Schaeffer explains why White Vision’s fate is an “afterthought” and why his exit is...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Marvel, Disney, Wanda, Marvel Studios, Vision, Schaeffer, Westview, Comic Book/Superhero, Action/Adventure, Mystery/Suspense, Jac Schaeffer, WandaVision, Tyler Hayward

‘WandaVision’: Elizabeth Olsen and Jac Schaeffer on Wanda’s Kids, Fan Theories and the Future of the Show

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you haven’t seen “The Series Finale,” the ninth and final episode of “WandaVision” on Disney Plus. From their very first meeting about “WandaVision” to shooting the final scene of the game-changing Marvel Studios series for Disney Plus, actor Elizabeth Olsen and head writer and executive producer Jac Schaeffer have […]
Tags: News, Marvel, Disney, Wanda, Marvel Studios, Elizabeth Olsen, Jac Schaeffer, WandaVision, Dream Teams

Why Is the Debut Disney+ Marvel TV Show a Tribute to Classic Sitcoms? Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #85 on WandaVision The newest, now concluded superhero series features characters no one asked to hear more about, one of whom was according to the Marvel franchise films definitely dead, and drops them in media res into a loving stylistic recreation of The Dick Van Dyke Show, then I Dream of Jeanie, etc. Why is this happening, and is it good? Your Pretty Much Pop hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Br...
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All the Sitcom References from WandaVision Explained

In this extensive video, The Take not only explains the themes and ending of WandaVision (spoilers, obvs) but walks through all of the sitcom tropes, references, and Easter eggs present in the show, from The Dick Van Dyke Show to the beeping Stark toaster commercial to Bewitched to Full House (Olsen sisters!) to The Office. Weirdly, they kinda glide right over perhaps my favorite trope referenced in the show: the recasting of the Pietro character a la Darrin in Bewitched and Aunt Viv in The ...
Tags: Avengers, Wanda, Dick Van Dyke, Jason Kottke, Olsen, Viv, Pietro, Darrin, Jac Schaeffer

‘WandaVision’ Sensation Kathryn Hahn Discusses the Future of Agatha Harkness in the MCU

Kathryn Hahn has been acting for nearly 20 years. She’s been in movies like Step Brothers and We’re the Millers, and TV shows like Crossing Jordan and Parks and Recreation. But it’s her recent stint on WandaVision that’s turning even more heads as she went from the clichéd sitcom nosy neighbor Agnes to a power hungry witch Agatha Harkness. So now that WandaVision is over, is there a future for Kathryn Hahn in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Spoilers for the series finale lie ahead. In the...
Tags: Television, Movies, New York Times, Sequels, Wanda, Marvel Studios, Agatha, Ralph, Agnes, Kathryn Hahn, Hahn, MCU, Westview, Comic Book/Superhero, Disney/Pixar, Doc Ock

Hot Toys Unveils Amazing New WandaVision Figures!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Hot Toys unveils amazing new WandaVision figures! Here’s one for all you collectors out there! Hot Toys has unveiled two amazing new 1/6 scale figures inspired by the Disney+ hit series WandaVision. The first is the Scarlett Witch herself, Wanda Maximoff, adorned in that powerful new costume seen in the show’s final episode. The second is Vision, featuring the astonishing likeness of the character as seen on the show. Check them out below! RELATED: Hot Toys Unveils The M...
Tags: Frozen, Movies, Thor, Wanda, Hot Toys, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Agnes, Olsen, Darcy, Robert Lopez, Kathryn Hahn, Christophe Beck, Teyonah Parris, Kristen Anderson Lopez, Matt Shakman

Cool Stuff: ‘WandaVision’ Has Unleashed Scarlet Witch Toys & Collectibles

Now that WandaVision is over, Wanda Maximoff has finally been unleashed as the Scarlet Witch. That means there’s an onslaught of new toys and collectibles coming to shelves that will let fans bring Elizabeth Olsen‘s tragic Marvel Cinematic Universe character home. Following last weekend’s WandaVision series finale, there are a couple new Funko POPs, a Marvel Legends figure, a Marvel Select figure from Diamond Select Toys, a fancy Disney Shop doll, and a pair of those expensively detailed Hot To...
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The io9 Coven Breaks Down the Highs and Lows of WandaVision

WandaVision has come to a close, and with it, Wanda Maximoff and her synthezoid paramour have been forever changed. But now that the dust’s settled on a magically messed up Westview, io9's very own Charles Pulliam-Moore, James Whitbrook, Jill Pantozzi, and Germain Lussier created their very own grief induced…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Thanos, Wanda, Vision, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Marvel Cinematic Universe, James Whitbrook, Monica, Tom King, Carol Danvers, Lupita, James Robinson, Nakia, Kathryn Hahn

CS Soapbox: What is the WandaVision/The Incredible Hulk Connection?

CS Soapbox: What is the WandaVision/The Incredible Hulk Connection? WARNING!!!: This piece contains SPOILERS for WandaVision ! Proceed with caution! WandaVision  and 2008’s  The Incredible Hulk  have pretty much the same ending. As the first live-action series to premiere as part of Phase 4 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe,  WandaVision  sets the stage for its central character. Long before the show became available on Disney+, fans speculated how it would adapt the comics’ “ House...
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‘WandaVision’ Finale Originally Had Larger Roles for Monica Rambeau and That Creepy Rabbit, Director Matt Shakman Reveals

WandaVision finished shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, in March 2020, mere days before the entire country would shut down due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It seemed like a stroke of luck for the Marvel Studios production, but WandaVision would still end up feeling the effects of the pandemic in major ways. A lot was left on the cutting room floor, director Matt Shakman has revealed, including an expanded role in the WandaVision season finale for Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) and…Senor ...
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WandaVision Had 2 Very Different TV Show Homages Planned

WandaVision spent the majority of its season referencing and revering 70 years of sitcom history, including Bewitched, Family Ties, and Full House, among others. But there were other classic TV series considered to serve as inspiration for Wanda’s magical reality—and one wasn’t a sitcom at all.Read more...
Tags: Science, CSI, Wanda, Evan Peters, Ted Danson, Kathryn Hahn, Sparky, Roseanne, Television Shows, Scarlet Witch, Sitcom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Television Series, Jac Schaeffer, Bewitched, WandaVision