Theory Thursday: Ding Dong! Guess Who?
Small Spoilers for Episode 4 and Potential Spoilers for Episode 5
Last week’s episode blew the mystery of behind Westview wide open. A barrier that transforms things that go in it into “TV-friendly” props or people. A sitcom starring two Avengers. The town of WestView being cast in this sitcom as other people. Something clearly wrong with Vision, but it’s going over my head. And Wanda at the center of it all. Thanks to *DR.* Darcy Lewis (put some respect on her name), we know that the town of Westview is emitting a high level of CMBR, aka Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation. For those of you not familiar with the term, Director of S.W.O.R.D. later referred to the term as “relic radiation dating to the big bang.” If are unfamiliar with the term, then perhaps you’ll remember a certain Collector talk about how “before creation itself, there were six singularities. Then the universe exploded into existence, and the remnants of these systems were forged into concentrated ingots…” Yes, I’m talking about the Infinity Stones, particularly the Mind Stone, which is the stone that “activated” Wanda’s abilities, as per the Wakanda Files. If Wanda is indeed doing this, then Wanda’s abilities are clearly going beyond anything that we’ve seen previously in the MCU and it seems she’ll only grow more and more powerful, which leads me to today’s theory.
The 80s episode looks like things will go wild.
Amongst fans, the 80’s episode is perhaps one of the most highly anticipated episodes because collectively, it’s perhaps one of the sitcom episodes with the least amount of footage shown in the trailers. And the little amount we’ve seen seems crazy. Wanda and Vision tending to their newborn children, Agnes popping in for a visit, the possible first look at the family dog, Sparky, and what looks like Wanda and Vision having a somewhat heated argument that escalates to the use of their powers. A possible foreshadowing of Wanda and Vision facing each other later on as the series progresses? Apart from all that, there’s a certain scene that’s really interesting to me.
In the scene depicted above, Wanda is opening the door to someone and she has a bit of a stricken look on her face. Marvel included that scene in a recent promotion called “Triumph.” It appears right after Vision says “Did you really not see what I just saw?” This line carries a double meaning because the intent of that line is to make us focus on this scene in particular, but it’s actually a misdirect from the scene where Wanda and Vision are with Agnes and she asks if they should take it from the top and starts acting weird around them. So, who could Wanda be opening the door to? Let’s discuss that.
It’s NOT Agnes
I want to kick off this theory straight off the bat by saying that I don’t think it’s Agnes. We can see Agnes visiting Wanda and Vision earlier in the trailer and, in nosy neighbor fashion, lets herself in. So I don’t really see Wanda having the need to open the door for this neighbor in particular.
It could be whoever Evan Peters is playing.
We know from way back that Charles talked about Evan Peters having a mystery role in the show. Now, what character he could play is the million-dollar question. The most prevalent theory at the moment is that Peters could be portraying Wanda’s deceased brother, Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver. Peters is no stranger to the role, given that he already portrayed Quicksilver before in the X-Men Fox franchise. I suspect that his arrival to the show was foreshadowed in Episode 3 when Wanda talked about Pietro and sang that lullaby. Could she have wished him into the reality? Time will tell, but having him appear as Wanda’s brother could be quite the surprise, given that it might be a complete recast of the character, who was previously portrayed by Aaron Taylor Johnson in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Others believe that Peters could be portraying whomever the antagonist of this series is, whether it’s Mephisto or Nightmare.
It could be James Spader as Human Ultron.
This more of a personal wish, but I’d love to see more of James Spader as Ultron in the MCU. Just imagine the shock on Wanda’s face seeing some random stranger at her home, not recognizing him and the moment he opens his mouth and speaks, she recognizes his voice, having her flashback to her trauma during the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron. I still wanted to include it here as a possible appearance. Though I did want to share a more likely theory for Ultron’s possible appearance in WandaVision in a totally different manner via one of the commercials that appears during the sitcoms. A theory our fellow writer Lizzie Hill shared is that we could have Ultron appear in a possible toy robot commercial and he speaks quotes from his previous appearance. Imagine your kid playing with a robot that sings “I had strings, but now I’m free. There are no strings on me…” or says “I was designed to save the world.” That toy robot may have already made his appearance during the trailers as seen below. Look inside the basket.
Of course, Marvel does enjoy playing its game with us and it could potentially be nothing just to keep up guessing. But we’ll have to wait and see what happens when WandaVision‘s newest episode airs tomorrow on Disney+.