WandaVision releases on Disney+ January 15 to end our long MCU dry spell. While the WandaVision trailers haven’t given us much in context, they have given some great moments and WandaVision quotes to chew on. After screening the first three episodes, this parent guide will answer the question is WandaVision safe for kids? And more importantly, will they even get it? ps- they can get some backstory by checking out these movies to watch before WandaVision.
Marvel Studios presents “WandaVision,” a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.
“‘WandaVision’ will be the very first Marvel Studios series on Disney+,” says Kevin Feige, president, Marvel Studios and chief creative officer, Marvel. “Wanda and Vision are two of our most powerful and complex heroes, and this series is a perfect expansion point for MCU storytelling.”
The series not only marks the first Marvel Studios’ Disney+ series, it is its first journey into the world of sitcoms—with an MCU twist.
“It’s a mash-up of classic sitcoms and large-scale Marvel action,” says Matt Shakman, who directs all nine episodes. “I think it’s really lovely that the first streaming show from Marvel Studios—producer of huge blockbuster films—is really a love letter to the history of television.”
You can watch the WandaVision trailer here.
Is WandaVision Safe For Kids? Parent Guide
One thing to note: this review is written after screening three episodes. There is a chance opinions on if WandaVision is ok for kids may shift on further watch!
This post will be updated should that opinion change to reflect the full series.
So is WandaVision safe for kids?
Yes- straight up, no question the first three episodes of WandaVision are kid-friendly.
But will they even get it? That’s the question.
Language in WandaVision
You get a couple of uses of D@mn and D@ammit thrown in, plus a play on words (mastication is interpreted as masturbation).
Outside of that, WandaVisions language is clean and safe for kids.
Violence in WandaVision
For the first three epsisodes, it’s super tame.
Like- are we really in the MCU here tame?
Which isn’t surprising for how this series is laid out.
As mentioned above the first episodes take us through a black and white 50s sitcom ala The Dick VanDyke Show, moving into the 70s and Brady Bunch vibes by the 3rd episode.
With those properties of TV sitcoms as a guide, you know there’s very little violence or gore happening on screen.
There is a small amount of blood from a cut hand but otherwise, nothing that will bother kids who have seen even a 15-minute supercut of the MCU.
Is There Any Sex In WandaVision?
If you remember Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, you’ll see the slow-burning embers of Wanda and Vision’s love stoked into a fiery passion. (Yes, I’ll confess I’ve been watching way too much Bridgerton so forgive the flowery description here).
But do they hook up on screen?
The WandaVision age rating is TV-PG for action, adventure, comedy so, nope, no sex happening in this series!
But there is some innuendo and definitely some chemistry happening between Wanda and Vision. While you won’t see bare skin or clinging embraces, you will be reminded that Wanda and Vision are a married couple in all ways.
What Ages Should Watch WandaVision? AKA- Will Kids Even Get This Show?
Here’s the thing about this first entry as a Marvel mini-series: it’s a slow start for the typical MCU fan, especially for kids.
Uberfans: I’m not talking about you.
I’m thinking more of the folks who need the cheat sheet on how to watch Marvel movies in order.
So what ages should watch WandaVision?
Uh… Gen X and older? I kid. Sorta.
Based on the first three episodes, I feel like anyone who missed having parents push the golden age of TV re-runs on you as a kid (talking I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, Gilligan’s Island, etc) will have a challenge getting into WandaVision.
At least at first.
This is absolutely a show that embraces the sitcom beginnings of TV and revels in it.
With so many great throwbacks to sitcomes of the past, it might be something that your own kids struggle connecting to.
Since WandaVision is safe for kids, I think it will be worth getting the kids into this one from the beginning if you can.
But don’t despair or write this one off.
The third episode of WandaVision is where the promise of the MCU payoff we have been waiting for starts to form.
A keen eye will pick up on it sooner, but let’s just say by the end of Episode 3, you can expect everyone to be talking about WandaVision.
Including the kids- if they can stick around through the first 2 episodes.
Ages for WandaVision viewing: 9 and up are likely fine as far as content is concerned.
But since there are so many small nods, easter eggs, and seemingly pointless commercials in the show (ps- they are not pointless!) it might be hard for kids to fully grasp the details and brilliance of this one.
And trust me: it’s brilliant.
Patty Holliday is a movie critic, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews.