We are now 4 episodes into the Disney+ series, WandaVision. And while the show is rating highly on social media, many fans have expressed their disappointment in the weekly release schedule. When Disney+ launched the Star Wars series Mandalorian, this should have been a clue in how they would release future series.
In a recent interview with The Playlist, showrunner Jac Shaeffer, spoke out about fans disappointment that the series wasn’t dropped all at once.
When we were early, early working on [‘WandaVision’], it wasn’t known what the rollout would be. So, the question was less about the binge-ability or dropping them weekly, it was more about how long can we keep the sitcom gig going? How much to reveal about the larger mystery? How much will be in the MCU space versus how much will be in the authentic sitcom space? That was always a question. And a concern, really. But we were all very unified in seeing how far we can take it. And if we could truly create a sitcom featuring [Wanda and Vision].
[‘WandaVision’] is very much about how we gravitate to comforting entertainment and how sitcoms make us feel safe and warm and we feel loving and close to our families. And that’s what we’ve all been reaching for over this past year. And so it feels strangely reflective of our experience, of my experience at least. I think audiences are interested in feeling good and in laughing and in being challenged. And even though I know there is a lot of impatience, I think there is a lot of delight to be found in stretching this out because we all have so much time on our hands right now.
While some fans are happy with the weekly releases, those that would prefer to binge the series only have to wait for five more episodes to release. In the ones so far we are yet to see the classic Marvel post-credits scene. Maybe they are waiting for the season finale?
That’s a tricky question and I’m having trouble dodging it, I would say that in any Marvel property, you should watch the thing in its entirety, no matter what. That’s what I would say.
The first four episodes of the season are available to stream on Disney+ now, with future episodes launching every Friday.