“I don’t suppose we’re letting Wanda off the hook. She realizes in that closing episode what she’s executed,” Matt Shakman says.
One of many largest complaints made concerning the “WandaVision” sequence finale (other than the fake-out casting of Evan Peters) is that it let Wanda/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) off the hook for tormenting the residents of Westview, New Jersey. Whereas Wanda might not have recognized the extent to which her sitcom spell disrupted the lives of the Westview inhabitants when she first solid it, Wanda’s negligence in holding the Westview inhabitants hostage rubbed plenty of followers the fallacious method. Wanda is clearly able to nice evil, however the sequence didn’t maintain her accountable for too lengthy. In a post-finale interview with Rolling Stone, “WandaVision” director Matt Shakman pushed again towards claims the finale condoned Wanda’s villainous conduct.
“I don’t think we’re letting Wanda off the hook. She realizes in that final episode what she’s done,” Shakman stated. “She’s brought to that moment by Agatha — ‘Are you a hero? Are you a villain? Heroes don’t torture people’ — and she tries to let them go in that moment, but realizes that she’s not fully able to say goodbye to her family yet. So the crisis at the middle of the episode is important to her story, that she is ultimately moving towards accepting the loss of Vision and her family.”
Shakman continued, “The present was all the time about grief and the way we come again from loss, so it all the time needed to finish together with her accepting that loss, but in addition accepting this new mantle of the Scarlet Witch and what meaning. However that closing scene, she comes into city, it’s her stroll of disgrace as she walks by city and feels the daggers being stared at her, meant to be this indictment of her. She is a pariah, and she or he’s not being forgiven by them.
“The conversation with Monica is about two people who have bonded over grief and loss understanding the motives behind it,” the director concluded. “Doesn’t mean it excuses it, and Wanda acknowledges that. She flies away from this town knowing that it wouldn’t really welcome her back.”
With Wanda/Scarlet Witch rumored to change into a villain in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” the Marvel Cinematic Universe may need extra tips in retailer with regards to holding the hero accountable for her actions. All 9 episodes of “WandaVision” at the moment are streaming on Disney+.
Head over to Rolling Stone’s web site to learn Shakman’s post-finale interview in its entirety.