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New WandaVision Posters Have Marvel Fans Speculating

Only two episodes have been released so far, and we're already dealing with a bunch of Easter eggs you missed in WandaVision

The bonkers pseudo-sitcom is one of the most intriguing offerings to come out of Marvel Studios. The massive battles typically associated with superhero projects have instead been replaced with a live studio audience and corny jokes you'd expect out of something like I Love Lucy or Dick Van Dyke, but there's a darkness lurking beneath all the one-liners and canned laughs.

As fans of Marvel know all too well, you can't just look at the movie itself (or TV series in this case) for clues about where the franchise will go in the future. Fortunately, the WandaVision Twitter account recently unveiled two posters promoting new episodes of the series debuting on Disney+ every Friday. However, the in-universe purpose of these posters seems to involve selling new television sets to consumers in a very 1950s fashion. While it may come across as just a fun bit of marketing, these posters may hold a deeper meaning once you scratch the surface and really consider what these ads are saying. 

Spoilers ahead for the first two episodes of WandaVision!

The Wanda poster hints the characters are living in a false reality

The first poster we see from the WandaVision Twitter shows Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) standing behind an attractive new television set with a couple of eyebrow-raising taglines. The first of which is the phrase, "A signal so smooth ... you'll think you're in a dream." While this ad copy may apply to how well the TV performs, it could have a deeper meaning relating to Wanda and Vision's (Paul Bettany) existence outside of the main reality we've seen so far in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Marvel fans need to pay attention to Wanda and Vision's address on the show). 

We saw at the end of the first episode that the characters are being watched by some currently unknown entity. It's possible they've been transported to another dimension, but the possibility that it's a "dream" is also interesting to consider. Is it possible Wanda has been hooked up to some machine that allows her to escape the immense trauma she experienced in Infinity War and Endgame? Perhaps Wanda chose to enter this reality so that she wouldn't have to go through the pain of losing Vision, dying herself, and coming back to life. As Twitter user @IgnacioTodorojo aptly observed, "Sitcoms are essentially television comfort food. Everything is predictable and formulaic, it makes you feel comfortable and safe."

This poster also contains the line, "Find your happiness and peace of mind with a new television — at a dealer today." The use of the word "mind" is interesting because it's intentionally reminiscent of the Mind Stone that brought Vision to life initially. The use of hexagons throughout the series so far — the same shape as that particular Infinity Stone — seems to imply the Mind Stone will factor into the story down the road, as well. It would certainly be an interesting development considering the Stone was ripped from Vision's head in Infinity War, and should have been returned to its original timeline thanks to Captain America's time-traveling journey during the finale of Endgame. We'll just have to wait and see how all this adds up.

The Vision poster hints that we could end up seeing the android's alter ego

At first glance, it may appear as though the poster featuring Vision doesn't conceal as many multitudes, but if you dig deep enough you'll still find continuity gold. The tagline on this ad includes the phrase, "This new signal is made in the shade!" While "made in the shade" is some time period-appropriate lingo for the 1950s, it could also relate to Vision's alternate name from the comics: Victor Shade. 

The first two episodes of WandaVision show the android merely going by his superhero name, but as we saw at the end of episode 2, the characters have now been transported to a more colorful 1970s-era setting. It's possible that going forward, Vision will start going by a more appropriate human name as he continues his attempts to blend in to this new world. 

The use of the word "shade" could also have another meaning, as pointed out by @poldiscourse17. The Marvel fan posted a screenshot of an alternate definition of the word: a "spirit or ghost of a dead person." Vision was one of several heroes who didn't make it out of Endgame alive, which has caused some confusion among fans regarding how he's now appearing in this Disney+ series. More than likely, this isn't a real version of Vision, and it's merely a manifestation of Wanda's thoughts so that she can be with him once again. 

Do these speculations have any merit? With new episodes of WandaVision airing every Friday on Disney+, we'll know soon enough.