Why does the MCU have so many Wizard of Oz references lately

Anyone following Marvel Cinematic Universe They will notice an interesting trend that has emerged during Phase 4. There are clear trends like the focus on the multiverse, or the focus on cult heroes created in the 1970s, or new heroes created in the 2010s to reflect a change in cultural diversity, and other diversity that went under the radar even. Soon: There are a lot of references to wizard of oz.

Based on a 1900 book The wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, wizard of oz It was a 1939 MGM musical, and while it was a box office disappointment at the time of its release, it became an instant classic through subsequent releases and the rise in television. Today it is considered one of the greatest films ever made and one of the most famous in history. Her characters and quotes are iconic and known all over the world. It makes sense that there are references to one of the most famous films of all time, but it’s now a frequent trend among new MCU projects. What are all the references? What could that mean? Take a look and see how and why the MCU refers to wizard of oz a lot lately.

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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Ant-Man and the Quantum Wasp
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Last wizard of oz The references came in the first trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. The trailer for Elton John’s song “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” is set. The title of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” is a reference to the distinguished teacher wizard of oz As a metaphor for fame, fortune, and the singer’s desire to return to a simpler life.

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Both the song and Dorothy’s quest in wizard of oz About to go home and .’s trailer Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania It is suggested that the main plot of the film will involve Scott Lang, Hope Van Dyne, Cassie Lang, Hank Pym, and Janet Van Dyne in an attempt to return home from the quantum world. The Quantum Realm in the movie is designed as a sci-fi version of Oz ruled by a wizard / wicked witch-like character in the form of Kang the Conqueror.


Loki, Sylvie, is the one who stays
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loki It was the first MCU project to introduce the concept of Kang the Conqueror with its variant, He Who Remains. This version of the character is modeled much like a wizard of the Oz type, controlling the time-varying authority from behind the scenes. He uses animation and deception to run everything behind the scenes, in much the same way the Wizard used in Oz. He Who Remains was the man behind the TVA curtain and running the sacred timeline, making it a topic wizard of oz Link to Kang’s next appearance in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

werewolf at night

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A month before the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania tractor, werewolf at night It premiered on Disney+. The Halloween special for the MCU’s sudden needle drop is over: Judy Garland’s “Over the Rainbow,” the signature song of… wizard of oz. In terms of use in werewolf at nightthe song refers to the moment when special transitions go from black and white to color, creating the song’s lyrical rainbow and the color change in The wizard of oz.

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

She-Hulk: Lawyer at Law She-Hulk
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Less overt signal but play more than convention, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law The season finale ends with Jennifer Walters breaking the fourth wall and appearing in the real world to confront the head of Marvel Studios in connection with her series. She comes face-to-face with a giant AI named KEVIN (Nexus Cognitive Enhanced Visual Connectivity). This is another man behind the corner of the curtain that was seen in lokiDrawing from the moment wizard of oz When Dorothy encounters the wizard after she finds out who he really is.


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WandaVision‘s It’s possible that the introduction of wizards and magic in the MCU will draw similarities to them wizard of oz, especially when Agnes is dressed as a witch (a nod to her true identity) and gossips like the Wicked Witch of the West. There is also the notable aspect that Vision is very much a Tin Man-like character.

RELATED: WandaVision: Every TV Show That Inspired a Disney+ SeriesIt should be noted that the city’s movie theater while under Wanda’s control is playing in 2013 The mighty and mighty Oz. Not only is it a prequel for the classic wizard of oz story, but it’s a Disney movie, and it was also directed by Sam Raimi who at the time of the WandaVision episode was directing the Crimson Witch in Doctor Strange in a multiverse of madness.

Agatha Harkness: Chaos Zone

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Agatha Harkness: Chaos Zone It hasn’t been released yet, but “My Pretty” is the series’ working title, an apparent reference to the Wicked Witch of the West’s signature line from 1939. The wizard of oz. While little is currently known about him Agatha Harkness: Chaos ZoneIn its exploration of Agatha Harkness, the series is likely to shed new light on this wicked witch similar to a popular novel. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West It gave fans a fresh perspective on the iconic child villain.

Doctor Strange in a multiverse of madness

Doctor Strange in a multiverse of madness
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Doctor Strange in a multiverse of madness It is the most interesting in relation to wizard of oz. As mentioned earlier, director Sam Raimi also directed the 2013 film Oz: the great and mighty, And the director really embraces the magical side of the Scarlet Witch and models it after The Wicked Witch of the West. Like the Wicked Witch, Wanda is also a terrifying magic user who chases after a young child. The scheme of the Wicked Witch was originally spelled out more clearly as it was planned that when Wanda meets her children from the parallel universe, they will be terrified by her monstrous appearance.

There are more references to wizard of oz in Doctor Strange in a multiverse of madness. When Doctor Strange and America Chavez were on Earth 838, they were walking remarkably down a yellow brick road. The city is covered with greenery, which gives the impression of an emerald city. America Chavez’s strength in being able to jump between universes places her pretty much as a Dorothy character, just wanting to go home and find her family.

Doctor Strange in a multiverse of madness Proving that dreams in the MCU are a peek into other universes, and wizard of oz It ends with Dorothy awakening to let go of the question whether she’s traveled to a magical world or was just a dream. Oz is another kind of reality, and with so much of Phase 4 around the creation of the multiverse, it makes sense that the franchise would draw from that classic story.

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