Is Wanda Maximoff messing with our broadcasts again? Could Agatha Harkness be behind it all? Could Loki’s misadventures across the Sacred Timeline have something to do with it? Maybe it could have been Mephisto All Along? Well, do not adjust your Disney+ accounts and your 1950’s television sets because what you are seeing is indeed real. Marvel Studios and Disney+ have updated the WandaVision post-credit scene from the “Series Finale” episode. While the series ended on March 5th, it seems that WandaVision still had one more surprise up their sleeves to keep fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe speculating on what’s to come.
An eagle-eyed Reddit user by the name of u/ANotCoolGuy seemed to have notice something particularly different regarding the post-credit scene of the 9th episode in the series. Take a look at his original video here.
Upon spotting this detail, we went back to Disney+ to check out the scene for ourselves and we can confirm that it has indeed been updated. But that’s not the only thing that’s been updated. We did a side-by-side analysis of the post-credit scene from when it was first released in March 2021 and the post-credit scene that was uploaded recently and here’s what we found:
1. The Strange Silhoutte
When you watch the post-credit scene once again, you’ll notice a strange silhouette that descends from above on the top left corner of the screen. Now that silhouette could still be anyone or anything in particular. However, a very good guess would be that the silhouette could be Doctor Strange visiting Wanda Maximoff, either via astral projection or in-person. It could be a very good guess given that Wanda Maximoff’s next appearance is set in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, due out in 2022. When compared to the original post-credit scene in March, the original didn’t have this particular silhouette. But that’s not the only thing we noticed.
2. The Setting has also been updated
Take a look at this side-by-side comparison of the scenery in the same post-credit scene only 3 months apart. We can observe that the updated scene on the right has far more trees and has a bit of a different color palette compared to the original scene on the left. Now why exactly the scene’s setting and color palette have been altered months after its release is still unknown. One potential reason the scene could have been updated is that perhaps it could be used later on, potentially as a scene in the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel, similar to how the Ant-Man (2015) post-credit scene was used in Captain America: Civil War (2016).
3. The Credits have been updated as well
When comparing the credits of the 9th episode in March to the ones that are in the new updated episode, you’ll notice there is one key credit that was included this time around. Michael Giacchino, the composer of the original Doctor Strange theme for the film in 2016 was credited for the use of his theme in the post-credit scene of WandaVision. Not only does this confirm that the theme we hear in the post-credit is in fact a far more sinister version of the Doctor Strange theme, but it is also could help evidence the point that this scene does take place during the events of the second Doctor Strange film. How exactly it will play out remains to be seen when Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters on March 25, 2022.