It’s been reported for the past couple of years that the MCU’s new Disney+ shows would directly tie in with the movies releasing in theaters, telling one complete narrative. One of the first cases that will show the results of this is the events of WandaVision before the release of the Doctor Strange sequel next year.
During a panel at the Television Critics Association Winter 2021 Tour, via Cinema Blend, Marvel Studios CCO Kevin Feige spoke on how 2022’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will work in relation to 2021’s WandaVision on Disney+. He made it clear that this film needs to work for fans of all levels, including those “who watched WandaVision, but more importantly, needs to work for people who didn’t,” and people who are seeing the character for the first time as well:
“So there were lots of conversations with Sam Raimi and Michael Waldron, and the entire Doctor Strange team, that this movie needs to work for people who watched WandaVision, but more importantly, needs to work for people who didn’t, who maybe Endgame was the last time they saw Wanda, or one of the earlier movies. Or maybe she’s a character they’re meeting for the first time.”
Elizabeth Olsen is starring in both projects as the Scarlet Witch, and reports have spoken of how the events of her Disney+ show will have an effect on her before she teams up with the Sorcerer Supreme. With two episodes remaining in WandaVision, it’s tough to nail down specifics of how that will happen, but fans are on the edge of their seats waiting to find out.