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How WandaVision connects to future MCU films

A new era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is on the horizon, with WandaVision fleshing out a new side of popular superheroes — namely Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) — we know from the films. While there have been shows technically set within the MCU in the past, Jessica Jones, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and others of their ilk never really had much serious interaction with what transpired in the movies, outside of passing references.

That's not going to be the case with WandaVision and future original Marvel series on Disney+ like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and LokiWandaVision alone will bring back MCU characters like Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) from Captain Marvel, Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) from the Thor films, and Jimmy Woo (Randall Park) from Ant-Man and the Wasp

In the past, you could follow the MCU films without really paying attention to what was going on over on the TV side, but going forward, if you want to fully understand the ramifications of Phase 4 of the MCU, you're going to need a Disney+ subscription. We already know Scarlet Witch will appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and WandaVision is poised to set up her arc for that movie. Still, there are more ways the series can connect with future films... even if Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige doesn't quite know what those connections will be just yet.

Kevin Feige says 'everything can be a ramp to everything' when it comes to what happens in WandaVision

In an interview with Deadline, Kevin Feige was asked about how WandaVision can connect with the future of the MCU, including whether the series could lay the groundwork for the eventual revival of the X-Men under Disney's banner. Naturally, Feige kept his cards close to his chest, stating, "Everything can be a ramp to everything, specifically though, yes, Monica in Captain Marvel 2 and specifically to Wanda teaming up with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness."

The most interesting thing about his response is how even though the X-Men came up in the question, he didn't bring it up at all in his answer. It could just be that future X-Men movies are still a ways off, and he wants to focus on more immediate projects like Captain Marvel 2 and Doctor Strange 2, or perhaps there's a more direct link between WandaVision and the X-Men that Feige doesn't want to reveal just quite yet. Additionally, having Monica Rambeau, who was a child during the '90s-set events of Captain Marvel, show up as an adult on WandaVision establishes a role for her in the coming sequel. More than likely, it would make sense for Captain Marvel 2 to be set in the modern day, allowing her to team up with Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) in some capacity.

One thing's for certain: every Marvel fan is going to want to check out Disney+ on January 15, when the first two episodes of WandaVision debut. Chances are good that more than a few surprises are in store for us by the time the season finale comes around, making this one show you don't want to miss.