Link Tank: Why WandaVision Should Acknowledge Wanda’s Romani Heritage

WandaVision, TikTok user reading Twilight, the first trailer for HBO's The Nevers, and more in today's Link Tank.

Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch in WandaVision
Photo: Marvel Entertainment

WandaVision has the opportunity to, and should, acknowledge Wanda Maximoff’s Romani heritage.

“In an upcoming episode of WandaVision, our reality-warping not-mutant will be dressing up in a variant of her classic comic book costume, headpiece and all. During an interview with Still Watching/Vanity Fair, Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda) talked about fighting for this costume.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

Jeff Bezos is stepping down as Amazon’s CEO in 2021 to focus on spaceflight and philanthropic ventures.

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“Jeff Bezos is stepping down as Amazon’s CEO in the third quarter to focus more on philanthropy and managing his spaceflight company, Blue Origin. Bezos will remain as the executive chair for Amazon’s board of directors, where he’ll focus on ‘new products and early initiatives.'”

Read more at PCMag.

TikTok user Shaiann Alger has been reading one sentence of Twilight a day, and the videos are hilarious.

“We’ve been in varying states of quarantine for nearly a year (barf), which means we’ve all found ways to get creative figuring out ways to pass the time. Some of us lovingly nurture our sourdough starter, others have taken up digital painting, and some have probably written at least one novel by now.”

Read more at Thrillist.

Prisoners of the Ghostland, directed by Sion Sono and starring Nicolas Cage, may just be the wildest movie of 2021.

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“Picture Mad Max, Escape From New York, and Yojimbo all rolled into one, and you’re almost on track to understanding Prisoners of the Ghostland. This tale of ghosts, samurais, ninjas and warlords follows the perpetrator of a bloody bank robbery sent on a quest to the wastelands at the edge of frontier city Samurai Town.”

Read more at Inverse.

For adults who grew up with LEGO bricks as a child, LEGO’s official white noise album may be the perfect background sound you need.

“The tinkly music of LEGO bricks in a bin is a sound many people grew up with. Now, you can revisit that aural memory anytime you like with LEGO’s official white noise album, The Brothers Brick reports.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

The first trailer for HBO’s upcoming steampunk series The Nevers looks really, really promising.

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The Nevers, HBO’s upcoming ‘Victorian ladies with superpowers’ series, has released its first trailer chockful of the aforementioned ladies, some fun 19th-century fight scenes, and what seems to be just a dash of steampunk.”