December 17, 2021

Why Marvel has struggled to recapture the magic of ‘WandaVision’

One of the defining streaming stories of 2021 is the introduction of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to Disney+, which began back in January with the blockbuster success of its warped sitcom homage, starring Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch. Combining clever allusions to TV classics such as “The Brady Bunch” and “Modern Family” with comic-book twists and turns and a powerful portrait of grief, the Emmy-nominated limited series dominated the cultural conversation in the early part of the year, and seemed to augur well for the franchise’s big push onto the small screen.

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