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How The WandaVision Mid-Season Trailer Hints At What's Ahead

Spoilers ahead for up to episode 4 of WandaVision!

If you thought WandaVision has been strange so far, things are only going to get weirder from here. The first couple of episodes pretty much function as straightforward sitcom stories. Sure, there are a few moments when it's clear there's something weird lurking beneath the surface, such as when Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) discovers a colorized toy helicopter in her black-and-white world, but you could take those scenes out and more-of-less have something akin to The Dick Van Dyke Show or Bewitched

Things start to snowball starting with episode 3, when we get references to Wanda's deceased brother, Pietro (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), and Ultron (James Spader). And of course, episode 4 provides us with the most answers to date, revealing who the inhabitants of Westview are and what the force field around the town is. With five more episodes left in this season, it's clear there's still a ton of ground left to cover, and to commemorate the halfway point, Marvel Studios has released a new WandaVision trailer, recapping what we've seen so far and providing fans with footage of what's to come. While it's appropriately vague, it does offer some hints at what we can expect over the next several episodes. 

WandaVision features more sitcom parodies

So far on WandaVision, we've seen Scarlet Witch and Vision (Paul Bettany) go through various sitcom eras of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. Naturally, the series isn't going to stop there, and it looks as though we're going into the '80s and beyond with all of the fabulous fashion that comes with all that time-hopping. 

One of the most notable moments in the new trailer comes when Wanda speaks directly to the camera á la Modern Family. It'll be interesting to see how WandaVision justifies such plot devices, but, if anything's become clear from the series so far, it's that anything and everything is possible. It's also a good reminder that there are still going to be plenty of jokes moving forward, even as the show begins to dip its toes into more horror-oriented territory. That's not even getting into the potential arrival of Marvel's version of the devil — Mephisto. As such, it looks like the series will still manage to juggle a light-hearted tone with more dire plot points. 

Something's not right with Agnes

From the moment Agnes (Kathryn Hahn) first appeared in the WandaVision trailer, fans have assumed she's actually the witch Agatha Harkness from Marvel Comics. We've already seen how she's not like the rest of the residents of Westview, and the latest trailer only further solidifies how she's definitely going to impact the plot in a major way coming up soon. 

In what appears to be the '80s-set episode, Agnes laughs maniacally before the scene suddenly cuts out, leaving her to break the fourth wall and say, "Should we just take it from the top?" Some scenes so far that have broken through the idyllic, sitcom world, but no one has ever referenced the fact they're essentially actors in a sitcom people can actually watch, as Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) revealed in episode 4. The fact this moment comes from Agnes makes it all the more intriguing, as fourth-wall breaks are typically reserved for major characters. Whether or not Agnes is actually Agatha Harkness, her seeming self-awareness suggests she's definitely somebody important. 

Not everything's peachy-keen in Westview

Whether Wanda or some other sinister force controls the town of Westview, it's clear it's a very tenuous grasp. Some characters have managed to break free of the spells their under and remember events from the outside world, like when Geraldine a.k.a. Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) brings up Ultron. Based on the trailer, it looks like Vision himself doesn't want to have any part of this false reality; in the trailer, we hear him ask, "What is outside of Westview?" This is accompanied by a clip of Vision approaching the barrier of the town, but what really raises an eyebrow is the clip in which it appears as though Wanda and Vision are getting ready to fight one another. 

It looks like the trappings of suburban life are becoming a little too much to handle, and Vision's willing to fight his way out... even if that means going back to the husk Thanos (Josh Brolin) left him as. As anyone who's seen episode 4 knows all too well, Vision is, in fact, dead, but he's been reanimated somehow through magic, and Wanda will go to great lengths to maintain that illusion.