Spoiler warning for WandaVision Episode 5
As always, episode 5 of WandaVision was filled with little easter eggs and callbacks for MCU veterans to pick up on. One of the greatest things about the series’ weekly release schedule is that it allows fans to digest each episode and come up with wild theories and ideas about what is happening in Westview.
The final moments of episode 5 of WandaVision provided arguably the biggest bombshell moment in the series so far. Throughout the course of “On a Very Special Episode…”, Vision began to piece together the clues that Wanda is somehow controlling the residents of Westview. During the course of confronting Wanda with his findings, the doorbell rings. As Wanda opened the door, we see her seemingly genuinely shocked face before it is finally revealed that the surprise visitor is Wanda’s brother, Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver.
This was shocking for two very big reasons. The first is that we saw Quicksilver die during Avengers: Age of Ultron. Even more surprising was the fact that it wasn’t Aaron Taylor-Johnson standing there. It was Evan Peters, who had played Quicksilver in Fox’s X-Men movies.
This obviously raised several questions. Was it a coincidence? Have Fox’s X-Men been retconned into the MCU? Is this the start of the multiverse? There were so many theories online, and each one of them felt plausible.
Thankfully, WandaVision‘s head writer, Jac Schaeffer, has revealed more details about the surprise entrance in an interview with Marvel.com.
Schaeffer went on to explain that the idea of bringing Evan Peters on board came early on in the show’s production, and how she and executive producer Mary Livanos were determined to make it happen.
The head writer continued by revealing how they made Peters’ entrance fit into the sitcom setting:
Schaeffer went on to reveal that is wasn’t a difficult job convincing Peters to return:
For fans wondering if we’re going to get answers during WandaVision‘s final four episodes, Schaeffer confirmed in a separate interview with ETOnline.com that “there will be answers”:
Episode 6 of WandaVision premieres on Disney+ this Friday.