Marvel Studios has arrived at its own Phase 4 launch party in style by debuting a new Disney+ series this week, with Marvel Studios: Legends! The new series revisits some of the most iconic moments from the MCU, one character at a time. Well, except for this week, when it takes an in-depth look at both Wanda Maximoff and Vision for its premiere episode. You can check out the trailer for the first episode above.
Observe, the official synopsis for Marvel Studios: Legends, per Disney+:
As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand, Marvel Studios: Legends celebrates and codifies what has come before. Revisit the epic heroes, villains, and moments from across the MCU in preparation for the highly anticipated stories still to come. Each dynamic segment feeds directly into the upcoming series premiering on Disney+ — setting the stage for future events. Marvel Studios: Legends weaves together the many threads that constitute the unparalleled Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Promotional materials for the first episode also included official character descriptions for Marvel’s happy couple:
Wanda Maximoff made her debut in Avengers: Age of Ultron as a powerful adversary of The Avengers, only to become an even more powerful ally. Wanda found strength in herself and in her extraordinary relationship with one highly unique individual, Vision. Marvel Studios: Legends explores Wanda’s story as she grapples with cruel hardships and loss, a chaotic power that she strives to control, and shifting loyalties from those she trusts most.
Born into the world in Avengers: Age of Ultron Vision chooses to fight on the side of humanity, though he himself is an artificial form of life. Marvel Studios: Legends follows Vision on his quest to understand humans more fully, evolving to be more like them, as he explores a romantic relationship with Wanda Maximoff in Captain America: Civil War. All of this leads to his final moments, as he makes the ultimate sacrifice for mankind, leaving those he loved to an uncertain future.
While Marvel has yet to reveal their plans for every episode of the new time capsule-like series, we do know that presentations focusing on Black Widow, Falcon, and The Winter Solider are on their way. Long-time MCU fans might feel as if Marvel Studios: Legends is a tad unnecessary, but hey, not everyone who enjoys the MCU pays as much attention to its details as most. If anything, this series will serve as a great primer to get you back in the Marvel mood as Phase 4 continues to roll out.
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