September 21, 2020

WandaVision and embracing the weird

Wandavision shows Disney and Marvel are, on Endgame's big heels, going off the fantastic deep end.

WandaVision and embracing the weird

It's 2020, a weird, terrible year that can't end soon enough. Yet, even in these strange times, we can find a few wonderful glimmers. One of these is the WandaVision trailer, released this past weekend, and the surreal delights on offer. Take a watch and be amazed that Disney and Marvel are, on Endgame's big heels, going off the deep end.

There's the fifties-era aesthetic, the clunky wine bottle pouring itself into a glass, the serial outfit changes and Vision looking bemused and confused the entire time. Reality appears to be fraying throughout, and everyone's laughing, crying, and living in a bubble. There's suppositions throughout the interwebs on which comic book storylines are captured by the show, what this and that could mean, and a connection between this and the next Dr. Strange movie.

Which, cool. Great. I'm all for connected universes and giant stories that interweave through movies and tv series and Thor shorts. But I still think it's amazing that a show with this kind of out-there plot is getting put onto Disney+. This isn't just comic-book weirdness, it's straight out mind-bending stuff that stretches beyond costumed punchers delivering physical justice to cardboard villains.

I, for one, cannot wait to see what comes of this ridiculous adventure.


Some other stuff this week:

  1. Paragon's Fall is free this week on Amazon (ebook version), so snag that one if you haven't already. The sequel, Champion's Call is out and ready for your costumed consumption, with the next book coming early next year.
  2. The Farthest Star comes out tomorrow - so this is your last chance to jump in on the discounted pre-order pricing. It's a true far future adventure, playing with virtual worlds, androids, and all-too-human disaster. The start of a new trilogy, take a look if you're craving a new sci fi read.