Not much is known about the final episodes of Wandavision, or where this series is ultimately going. The internet has been buzzing with speculation that the final three episodes of Wandavision may each be an hour long though. Statements from people connected to the show seem to indicate that this theory is based in reality. Here’s what we know so far.
There have been six episodes of Wandavision so far, and the runtime for each episode has been approximately 30 minutes. Or 20 minutes of episode and 10 minutes of credits as many people have jokingly pointed out on social media. That’s a total of approximately 3 hours of showtime. Paul Bettany spoke about this at the D23 Expo. He told the crowd that Kevin Feige had pitched a six hour movie to him.
Here’s his statement:
“I don’t think that myself or Lizzie have ever been more surprised than when [Marvel Studios head] Kevin [Feige] pitched the idea to us…he pitched this idea for a sort of six-hour movie that I would never in a million years…have thought of.”
With three hours of showtime that has already aired this would mean that there’s still three hours of showtime left. And with only three episodes left that could either mean that each of the final episodes of Wandavision is an hour long, or that we’ll get two half hour episodes and a season finale that’s two hours long. Either way though that still leaves three hours of runtime left to be broken up between three episodes.
Bettany was only one of the people to make a statement about the six hour runtime of the series though.
Matt Shakman also did an interview where he discussed the 6 hour runtime of the series. He’s a producer for the show. You can see his interview here:
The head of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, also appears to have hinted that Wandavision will break the rules of normal television shows by changing the length of episodes.
Multiple statements from Feige appear to confirm that this theory is correct.
Here’s part of his statement to TV Line:
“That’s one of the fun things about streaming – and even on the shows that I watch, as a fan: You don’t have the rules of network TV and selling ad time, where it has to start now and end now.
“[Episodes] can grow or shift or shrink or expand to fit the story you’re telling. Even in those first three, the lengths are somewhat different, and that will continue through the rest of the show.”
In an interview with Collider, Feige made a similar statement indicating that the episodes could vary in length from episode to episode.
Here’s that statement to Collider:
Well, we’re looking a little differently. We’re looking at it as developing them as either six hour-episodes, or nine or 10 half-hour episodes. So, for instance, WandaVision started that way and Falcon and the Winter Soldier as 30 minutes, but because it’s streaming, it’s Disney+, and the rules have blurred over the years, yes. Some can be 23 minutes. Some can be much longer than that. But She-Hulk, for instance, is being developed as 10 30-minute episodes. Some will be longer and some will be shorter. Loki, Falcon and the Winter Soldier is being developed as six 40-50-minute episodes.
These statements very clearly open up the possibility that the final episodes of Wandavision will in fact be longer than 30 minutes.
Adding fuel to all this speculation is this image which started circulating on social media shortly after episode 6 aired:
This image isn’t accurate though. Feige hasn’t outright said that the final episodes of Wandavision will each be an hour long. Statements seem to indicate that this is going to happen though.
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