The series will delve into Wanda Maximoff’s past!
With only three episodes shown, WandaVision has already shown what it is from. The series aims to pay homage to classic North American television sitcoms, while also establishing a story about the trauma, fears and losses of Wanda Maximoff, which leads her to create a perfect world where she and Visão are married and happy. In the third episode, however, we got more than special mention of the origins of the Scarlet Witch, who mentioned her brother Pietro.
In a very dramatic moment, Wanda – upon seeing her twins – remembers that she had a twin. Pietro Maximoff the Mercury died at the hands of Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron. This moment brings a lot of weight to the narrative and shows that Wanda is still not completely healed from her past traumas. And according to producer Jac Schaeffer, we’ll see even more of the exploration between Wanda and Pietro’s relationship on the show. In an interview with The Wrap, she said:
“The series is about Wanda and Visão, and it’s an opportunity to deepen who they are. And it has a lot to do with their origin. We are all products of our experiences, traumas and relationships. And then we’ll explore all of those details about their past as we continue the plot.
While she doesn’t name Mercury in this line, The Wrap does state that it will be in future episodes as well, especially as Wanda’s “perfect reality” begins to crumble.
In the same interview, Schaeffer also opened up about what it’s like to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She explained that the studio gives her many bases to create her story, from classic comics and renowned books from the publisher. Unfortunately, she didn’t give many details on the works that will be important for the next chapters:
“One of the funniest things about working at Marvel is seeing how many comics are available to you. We have binders on binders for these wonderful works of art. And, you know, we took inspiration from a lot of those comics. I can’t go into specific details about what we use and where the plot goes, but I think fans will be able to find that textuality throughout the series ”
It’s worth remembering that Schaeffer is also a screenwriter for another upcoming MCU work, Black Widow’s long solo, due out in 2021. Apparently the studio liked his work a lot, which is a hint and an interesting setting. to watch your next job inside and outside of Marvel Studios.
WandaVision is available on Disney +, with new episodes releasing every Friday. The series is in its third chapter and will have a total of nine episodes. The first six will focus on this “tribute” to American television, while the last three will carry the action epic of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to which we are already accustomed.
Below, see all of the Easter eggs and references in the third episode of WandaVision: