WandaVision director Matt Shakman recently discussed the show, providing a warning to fans about the season finale as well as explaining what he believes the show is really about.
Shakman spoke with Fandom, where he first talked about what he believes the show is really about.
He explained, “It’s so great to be able to talk to you after episode eight because I feel like it really pulls back the curtain of what the show has really been about from the beginning.”
“It’s about grief, loss and how we come back from losing people we love. It’s also about love. The deep love she has for her family, the love that she has for Vision,” he stated.
The director elaborated, “I think that’s crystallized in that Avengers HQ scene when they’re in the compound sitting on the bed talking and we understand the powerful bond that’s being formed there and we understand everything we’ve seen before.”
Shakman went on to state, “I hope when folks go back and look at the other episodes they’ll see those sitcom worlds in a very different vantage point. This is the world that Wanda has created to take solace in.”
Later in the interview, Shakman would reiterate that the show is about love and loss. He stated, “And the spine of the show has been this idea of love and loss since the beginning.”
He added, “I’m happy now to be able to pull back the curtain on it and show that all those earlier worlds were informed by this strong throughline.”
Shakman would continue to reiterate that the show is about grief and love. When discussing Monica Rambeau’s storyline he stated, “We wanted the story of Monica to parallel the story of Wanda’s as someone who is also grieving, who has lost her mother, who is coming back into a world that has completely changed. She’s disoriented. How does she get her legs back and find her way forward?”
He added, “And it’s her own processing of grief that makes her understand what Wanda is going through as well and brings those two characters together.”
Finally, towards the end of the interview, Shakman warned fans that some of them might be disappointed.
He stated, ” I love seeing memes and TikTok videos and theories. They’re so creative and wonderful. And of course some people will be disappointed that certain theories don’t end up coming to be true – or true in the course of WandaVision.”
“But we pass them around. Please know the cast and crew, we love sharing them. It’s nice to know that your work is being received like that,” he concluded.
WandaVision’s first season comes to an end on Friday, March 5th on Disney+.
What do you make of Shakman’s comments? What kind of disappointment do you think fans are in store for when it comes to the finale?