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MCU fans share hilarious meme reactions after Kevin Feige says WandaVision title was inspired from BlacKkKlansman [REACTIONS]

Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany as Vision in Marvel Studios' WANDAVISION exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

MCU fans share hilarious meme reactions after Kevin Feige says WandaVision title was inspired from BlacKkKlansman [REACTIONS]

When Marvel Studios unveiled the title for the Disney plus series, WandaVision, many fanatics were convinced that the creative team behind the show were ingenious for choosing a fitting title to promote both prominent characters. But turns out, MCU’s head Kevin Feige, wasn’t big braining in coming up with the name. But rather took inspiration from Spike Lee’s BlacKKKLansman.

Speaking in an interview with Rolling Stone about the making of WandaVision, the Marvel Studios President got candid over his initial hurdles in choosing a title for the Marvel show. A name that wouldn’t sound boring nor seem similar to other Disney plus shows’ titles, and it seems Feige got the perfect idea after coming across Spike Lee’s black comedy crime.

“I didn’t want to call the show Wanda and Vision or The Scarlet Witch and Vision. I was at the AFI [American Film Institute] luncheon in 2018 and I remember looking at the board where it listed the top 10 films and seeing BlacKkKlansman. I remember thinking, ‘How cool is that? They just mushed those two words together and the audience just accepts that as a title.’ So I thank Spike Lee for making BlacKkKlansman. I know that’s the weirdest connection ever, but that’s how it came about.”

Unfortunately, fans are not happy after learning Feige’s reveal over the simple inspiration for WandaVision’s title.

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WandaVision was praised for its multifaceted storyline exploring Maximoff’s arc as a sitcom-ish-comic-book narrative. Many were under the presumption that the show’s unique mysterious elements led to its catchy name as well. But post learning the studios’ choice of the title was based on BlacKKKLansman – fans are instead calling Feige’s reveal unnecessary and are suggesting the recent comment as just another one of the “problematic” statements the MCU president has said over the years. Readers can check out fan reactions below.

Clearly, fans are not in support of Feige’s simple decision to based the show’s title on BlacKKKLansman. But this isn’t the first time the MCU head has caught himself in a controversy of sorts.

Recently, Feige was in the news after addressing the whitewashing controversy over Tilda Swinton’s casting as The Ancient One in Doctor Strange and agreed it was a mistake to cast the Scottish actress. In comics, the character was of Tibetian descent.

“We thought we were being so smart and so cutting-edge,” Feige said. “We’re not going to do the cliché of the wizened, old, wise Asian man. But it was a wake-up call to say, ‘Well, wait a minute, is there any other way to figure it out? Is there any other way to both not fall into the cliché and cast an Asian actor?’ And the answer to that, of course, is yes.”

What did you think of Feige’s choice of source material in basing the title on? Let us know in the comments below.




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