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WandaVision Head Writer Jac Schaeffer Explains Episode 5’s Ending

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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.

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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.

We loved the idea of [bringing him back]. And then we were like, ‘how in the world are we going to make this make logical sense? Like, how do we justify this?’ Because that’s the thing, you can hatch a million great ideas, but to make them land, to make them be grounded, to make them feel organic to the larger story.

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.

This show is such a mind scramble, and because it’s working on so many levels, and there’s so many notions of what’s real and what’s not, and performance, and casting, and audience, and fandom, and all of that, we just thought it would be the biggest thrill to bring Evan (Peters) over to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

The head writer continued by revealing how they made Peters’ entrance fit into the sitcom setting:

We thought like, ‘how do we give him this entrance, and then enjoy that, and then make it crazy?’ And we long had the idea of the trope of the brother, or the relative, or whoever comes to town and like, stirs things up with the family — that sitcom trope.

Schaeffer went on to reveal that is wasn’t a difficult job convincing Peters to return:

We were rooting for it for so long, and didn’t know if it would be possible. It was complicated to make happen. Evan was always up for it — like, always, always, always. He is a comic book fan, and a Marvel fan. He is always up for the absolute weirdest option. And he’s a pleasure — truly a pleasure to work with.

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”:

We will answer all the things that need to be answered. Truthfully, Randall is the writers. That was, like, us writing on the whiteboard in the writer’s room being like, How do we make sure that this mystery checks out, that the logic checks out, that all of this is working? So, I’m so pleased that whiteboard is getting the shine that it’s getting, because there are so many details that didn’t make it into the show that were the various pieces of our larger world building. But there’ll be answers. Don’t you worry.

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Episode 6 of WandaVision premieres on Disney+ this Friday.

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