By Stephen Ippolito | February 8th, 2021
For those that have not seen the latest episode of WandaVision and would not like to be spoiled, do not continue reading.
In the final moments of the episode, Wanda’s brother Pietro (aka Quicksilver), who died in Avengers: Age of Ultron, shockingly showed up at her and Vision’s house. Even more shocking was that it wasn’t Aaron Taylor-Johnson playing the speedster, it was Evan Peters, who played the character in Fox’s X-Men film series.
The reveal raised a lot of questions that will hopefully be answered in the remaining episodes. Like is this really the Fox Universe’s Quicksilver? Or is this really even Quicksilver? Also, if it is the Fox version, how did he get into the MCU?
In an interview with Marvel.com, Showrunner Jac Schaeffer talked about the surprise ending and bringing Peters onto the show.
“We loved the idea of [bringing him back],” Schaeffer said. “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.”
“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 over to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
If you are worried that the questions will not be answered in the final four episodes, don’t worry. In a separate interview with Entertainment Tonight, Schaeffer ensured everyone they would.
“We will answer all the things that need to be answered. Truthfully, [Jimmy Woo] is the writers,” Schaeffer said. “That was us writing on the whiteboard in the writers’ room, being like, ‘How do we make sure that this mystery checks out, that the logic checks out, that all of this is working?’ I’m so pleased that that whiteboard is getting the shine it’s getting because there were so many details that didn’t make it into the show that were like the various pieces of our larger world-building. But yeah, there will be answers.”
So what do you think is going on with Peters’ Pietro? Do you think it’s really the Fox version or not? Hopefully we find out on Friday when the next episode is released.