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Kevin Feige explains why Aaron Taylor-Johnson didn’t play Mercury on the show

WandaVision surprises several fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A beautiful example of this happened a few episodes ago, when the Scarlet Witch met her brother, Mercury. However, this version of the sprinter is not the same as we know from this franchise. This is Evan Peters, who experienced another version of the hero in Fox’s X-Men cinematic saga.

In a new interview with The Wrap, Kevin Feige explained several of the decisions behind the series. One of the most contested among fans was the decision to cast Evan Peters as Pietro Maximoff the Mercury – the character having previously been played in this universe by Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Avengers: Age of Ultron. .

According to Feige, the decision was made very early in the development of the series, even though it was a secret well hidden by the production. Additionally, he explains that this casting choice serves to show how someone messed up Wanda Maximoff’s mind – which is pretty obvious from the events of the seventh episode:

“That’s one of the fun things about developing these projects. My favorite part of the process is the beginning, where we try to see if something will work at the end, when we polish and kick the project out into the world. So we’ve had all kinds of discussions, but I think we’ve chosen what you’re seeing right now, at the very beginning of the development process. It’s just another way to show that people are laughing at Wanda’s face ”

At the end of the seventh episode, we have the revelation that Neighbor Agnes is, in fact, the witch Agatha Harkness, and that she is behind the “perfect reality” created by Wanda. In one momentous scene, we see how she handled various events there – including the arrival of Pietro, which may be an indication of how much the character represents on the show.

Evans Peters saw a version of Pietro in ‘WandaVision’

As for Aaron Taylor-Johnson, we still don’t know if the actor will appear for a cameo at some point in the series. It should be remembered that Mercury was introduced and killed in Avengers: Age of Ultron, saving Hawkeye from a volley of bullets fired by Ultron. Since then, this version has never been relaunched.

WandaVision airs every Friday on Disney +. There are only two more episodes left to conclude the series.

Below, save the Easter eggs and references from WandaVision’s seventh episode:

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