WandaVision director Matt Shakman has revealed that the two properties are indeed connected, essentially confirming the multiverse in Spider-Man 3.
WandaVision is due to release on Friday, with many excited to see the Disney+ series finally kick off Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The show is going to be a crucial element of the MCU going forward, as it directly ties into the much anticipated Doctor Strange sequel.
Elizabeth Olsen has been confirmed to take part in the multiverse-spanning sequel alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, who is also appearing in Spider-Man 3 alongside Tom Holland.
While the three properties have all been rumoured to be connected for some time, WandaVision Matt Shakman has revealed through an interview with Comicbook.com that he has been working with both Sam Raimi and Jon Watts for crossovers, revealing:
“I mean, we are all part of this interconnected universe… It’s not just the movies. It’s also the other Disney+ shows that we’re interacting with. Even if it’s not about a formal overlap, we’re working next door to each other. ‘What do you guys do?’ And all that’s so exciting. It’s an amazing place to be. But yeah, definitely we’ve all had conversations about the work that we’re doing now. Cause you know, it’s a relay race, this whole thing. And so you’re passing the baton from one group of filmmakers to another and you want to make sure that that is that handoff is, is effortless and perfect, right.”
Learning that Shakman has been collaborating with both Raimi and Watts may provide us with an interesting insight, especially after hearing Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige address the Spider-Man multiverse rumours days ago.
How is WandaVision connected to Spider-Man 3?
While we wonder what the main connection between WandaVision and Doctor Strange (besides Scarlet Witch) may be, the film that sits in between the two release dates is Spider-Man 3. Although WandaVision releases on Friday, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will not release until 2022.
This leaves Spider-Man 3 which is set to come out in December this year. Considering Benedict Cumberbatch is set to reprise his role as the Sorcerer Supreme in Tom Holland’s third solo outing, it is easy to predict that the events of Spider-Man 3 will also lead into the Multiverse of Madness.
Giving Scarlet Witch’s ability to shape reality and Doctor Strange’s magical abilities, it is easy to wonder whether they may be the reason for characters such as Jamie Foxx’s Electro and Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus returning in the MCU.
While Scarlet Witch’s role in the Doctor Strange sequel is uncertain, and Spider-Man has not been confirmed to be appearing in the film, Shakman’s comments have surely given fans something to be excited about.
It seems that the MCU is gearing up for a multiverse adventure spanning two movies and one series, giving fans plenty of reason to be excited.
The first two episodes of WandaVision debut on Disney+ January 15, while Spider-Man 3 is set to release on December 17, 2021.
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