Legacy and Identity Explored
After the success of WandaVision, I was nervous about Marvel’s next MCU series on Disney+. Could they recreate the cult-like fan obsession with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier the way they did with WandaVision? Or was this follow-up series doomed to pale in comparison because of its more grounded subject material? There’s some strength-enhanced individuals and a lot of political commentary here. But the show doesn’t have the witches, body possessions and reality warping of its Disney+ predecessor. Still, Falcon and the Winter Soldier manages to carve out its own niche in the Marvel Universe and stand on its own two feet.
Arguably the most memorable line from WandaVision comes from an intimate conversation between the two titular characters. Vision asks Wanda What is grief, if not love persevering? It’s a question that sums up the entire show. Wanda’s grief following the events of Avengers: Endgame has manifested into something much bigger than herself.