The Disney+ and Marvel Studios original series WandaVision is entering its final two episodes of its inaugural season on the streaming service. Ahead of its eighth episode out of nine, the upcoming installment is reportedly longer than the previous half-hour editions, according to Screen Rant. The next episode will be 47 minutes long which is a six-minute increase from last week’s “Breaking the Fourth Wall” runtime of 37 minutes. This length will surpass the fifth episode “On A Very Special Episode…” runtime of 41 minutes.
WandaVision is the first Marvel Studios television series to premiere on Disney+ and is a piece to the puzzle of the on-going Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The series picks up after Avengers: Endgame and centers on a mysterious idyllic suburb of Westview, New Jersey and the relationship between Wanda Maximoff and Vision. Additionally, the series jumps through decades and pays homage to classic sitcoms such as The Dick Van Dyke Show while also including some recent ones such as Malcolm in the Middle, The Office, and Modern Family. The series features Elizabeth Olsen (Wind River) reprise her role as Wanda in addition to Paul Bettany (A Knight’s Tale) also returning to the role of Vision.
In its latest episode, WandaVision draws from The Office and Modern Family as it reveals the true identities of some of the Westview residents. Teyonah Parris’ (Mad Men) Monica Rambeau is revealed to actually be the superhero Spectrum while Kathryn Hahn (Step Brothers) is exposed as the witch Agatha Harkness. These are not the first shocking reveals of the first season as Evan Peters (American Horror Story) has made a guest appearance reprising his role as Wanda’s brother Pietro, or Quicksilver. This marked Peters’ first entry into the MCU after appearing in this role in the X-Men universe while Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass) had previously taken on this role in the MCU with his death coming in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The series’ cast also includes returning actors to the MCU such as Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls) and Jimmy Woo (The Interview).
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