IF BY CASUALITY YOU LIVE IN SPAIN DE SEGURO YOU WILL WANT TO KNOW WHY WANDAVISION IS CALLED SCARLET WITCH AND VISION IN THAT COUNTRY
From Friday, January 15, the first two episodes of WandaVision are available on the Disney + service. Around the world is how this Marvel Studios television series is known.
However, in Spain things changed a bit. Although the program was promoted in this way in that country for a time, a name change occurred a few months ago. It is none other than Scarlet Witch and Vision.
WANDAVISION IS ‘SCARLET WITCH AND VISION’, BUT ONLY IN SPAIN
In the Spanish-speaking world that is the name of both superheroes in Spanish. They are the literal translations of Scarlet Witch and Vision. Its use is correct, but it is very strange that only in Spanish territory this change has been decided.
That is what someone on Twitter (@ivetramentol) highlighted it saying ‘you could have left WandaVision by now …’. The answer revealed an afterthought technical difficulty for the series.
‘Hello! In Spain it is not called ‘Wandavison’ [sic] for reasons related to third-party brands, so we have chosen ‘Scarlet Witch and Vision’ to be faithful to the original comic, ’said the Disney + account.
So the WandaVision brand, at least as far as Spain is concerned, is currently in the hands of another company or entity. It is likely that when the series was conceived its creatives were not aware of the above.
THE CHANGE IS DUE TO RESERVED RIGHTS PROBLEMS
Spain has a long history of foreign name adaptations. Not for nothing in that country the X-Men were called the X-Men, and Wolverine was christened Wolverine.
But in the case of Scarlet Witch and Vision, they are names not only in force in this country, but in several Latin American countries. What is clear is that the problem of reserved rights is not present in other nations. Who will be the owner of it?
Unfortunately, we owe that data to them. Is WandaVision worth it? So far the series has received good reviews, especially for having a different tone from other Marvel Studios productions.
But it remains to be seen how it develops. What is true is that this program has very important clues about the new stage of the MCU. Especially in times when his films have not been able to be released in theaters.