WandaVision Episode 9 Preview: Release Date, Longest Leak, What to expect
When does WandaVision episode 9 come out?
WandaVision Episode 9 - in the experimental MCU TV show – and the season finale – goes live on Friday, March 5, at midnight PT / 3AM ET / 8AM GMT. This is the final episode of the run – no second season of WandaVision is currently planned. It's not been entirely ruled out by Marvel, but this series will tie directly in to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which is where the story will continue for now.
WandaVision is the first of the Disney Plus MCU shows, and its weekly release pattern is identical to past originals like The Mandalorian. It'll be followed by another Marvel series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which kicks off on March 19. That one will be just six episodes long, next to WandaVision's nine, but they'll be lengthier instalments.
WandaVision Episode 9: The Big Questions We Need to be Answered
With just one episode left in the season – and technically the series – the finale of WandaVision has a lot of ground to cover.
How the series plans to wrap up these dangling plot threads in addition to laying the groundwork for the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and establishing what comes next is anyone’s guess. But there are a few things that WandaVision is going to have to tell us in order for this series to truly stick the landing as the MCU’s most ambitious – and best – project yet.
What Does Agatha Harkness Actually Want?
Most of us have assumed thatAgatha Harkness must technically be the Big Bad of WandaVision – I mean, the song says that she’s been pulling every evil string, but “Previously On” hints that may not entirely be the case. The creation of Westview was clearly a result of Wanda’s chaos magic, so…what is Agatha doing there? And what is her ultimate goal?
Has she sought Wanda out simply to determine where her power comes from? To try and steal it for herself? To suss out another powerful witch to become besties with? (Agatha was Wanda’s mentor in the comics.)
Are we meant to read Agatha as a true villain – or something more complicated? I mean, she does put Wanda’s kids in choke collar leashes, but whether that’s out of a desire to protect herself from the Scarlet Witch or to use her in some way is still unclear.
Is Vision Somehow Alive Again?
There go our theories that poor Wanda has just been puppeting her dead boyfriend’s corpse around Westview. Instead, it appears that this is more of a Vision 2.0, a being created by a combination of an incredibly powerful dose of Wanda’s chaos magic, her memories of the man she loved, and the overwhelming grief she can’t seem to control.
But does that mean Vision is actually alive? Like, could appear in another MCU film, alive? And if so, why can’t he leave the boundaries of the Hex? Does he even have a physical body, or is his form just a Wanda-powered projection?
What is the Purpose of the White Vision?
The Dr. Manhattan-esque White Vision revealed in this week’s credits scene is both creepy and heartbreaking at the same time. The real Vision, after all, had specifically requested that he not be brought back or used as some kind of weapon after his death. And now he’s been made into what is likely some sort of soulless killing machine, using his soulmate’s magic and against his own wishes. How Hayward figured out how to reanimate Vision, what vibranium he was tracking in the Hex, and what he intends to do with this new weapon he’s made are all outstanding questions. But none of them likely have happy answers.
What does the leak say about WandaVision finale?
WandaVision episode 9 will be the longest episode to date, according to a new leak – the same leaker, in fact, who confirmed episode 8 was the show's previous longest chapter at 47 minutes.
WandaVision episode 9 will be 50 minutes long – including credits, of course. Considering episode 1 was only 30 minutes in length, that suggests we've got a packed season finale ahead of us.
Check out the original post below, which has been verified by the Marvel Studios Spoilers subreddit's mods:
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There's a little more detail to go on here, too – but it's not terribly surprising stuff if you've been paying attention to the show. "Battle between the Vision/Maximoff household and the big bad will take place", the post reads, which is either based on real information or simply an educated guess about what's left on the table in WandaVision.
How Will WandaVision Lead Into Doctor Strange 2?
One of the few things we do know about the WandaVision finale is that it’s somehow connected to and will likely lead directly into the upcoming MCU film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. At this point, it seems safe to say that Wanda is more likely than not responsible for both the multiverse and the madness parts of that title, and the finale will involve her somehow fully becoming the Scarlet Witch and unleashing some cosmic chaos powers.
But where does that kind of ending leave Wanda and Vision? Will Doctor Strange himself show up – either to defeat the White Vision or stop Wanda from ripping down the walls of reality? Will Vision have to die again? And how does Agatha Harkness fit into things?
|Doctor Strange 2 (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness): What comes next? |
Doctor Strange 2, AKA Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, is coming as part of Marvel's Phase 4, but Benedict Cumberbatch's second solo MCU outing has had a major change behind the scenes.
In January 2020, the first movie's director Scott Derrickson left the sequel over "creative differences". In December 2020, he cryptically added that he didn't want to be "at the end of somebody else's movie." However, he has remained on board as executive producer.
His replacement has got Marvel fans very excited though. OG Spider-Man director Sam Raimi has taken over from Derrickson (who gives his approval!) to direct Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, with Loki head writer Michael Waldron writing the movie.
The sequel was originally set for release on May 7, 2021, before being pushed back to November 5, 2021 due to Black Widow's delay.
However, we'll have to wait a bit longer for Doctor Strange to return, as the movie was pushed to March 25, 2022 after Spider-Man 3 was shifted to November 2021.
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