Let's get right to the point: two really important things happened on WandaVision this week .
Most of it is still in keeping with WandaVision's current strategy of putting the Big Reveal in place, whatever it is. This could be the heavily teased unnamed character likely to appear in the final two episodes. He could be the setting up of several Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and TV shows that fans are eagerly awaiting, such as Captain Marvel 2 and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness . It could be making whole new lists of super -heroes who haven't graced the MCU yet.
Basically, the seventh episode was also about acceptance. This is a pretty key idea for several of Wanda's arcs in the comics, so let's not just take a look.
Alright, here's your warningnt. We're going to get to the nitty-gritty of this episode, so reader, beware: you have spoilers.
C 'was Agatha from the start!
The theory most shared by the entire Marvel fandom came true with this episode. Wanda ' s strange neighbor and Vision, Agnes, is in fact Agatha Harkness . In the comics, Harkness plays two essential roles: she is the protector of Franklin Richards, the son of Fantastic Four Members Sue and Reed Richards, but most importantly, she is the witch who helps Wanda learn to use her magical powers of the chaos. Specifically, it is Agatha who helps Wanda understand that her children are not real, erasing her memory to save her the pain of realizing her loss.
We get a glimpse of how WandaVision incorporated some of this relationship in the seventh episode. After Wanda made her way into Agatha's basement (the dark interior lined with massive vines and decorative skulls looks directly inspired by Agatha's residence on Whisper Hill in the comicsees ), Agatha appears and proclaims that she is the person running the series. We see swirls of purple magic radiate from the witch, as Agatha regains control of Wanda's brain. Remember when Wanda played with the minds of several Avengers in Age of Ultron (except Hawkeye, who faced her own mind control issues after meeting Loki in The Avengers)? Sucks to be the recipient, eh?
This leads to the greatest mystery that still surrounds Agatha in WandaVision: friend or foe? She's an ally in the comics, a mentor to Wanda, but the most recent episode seems to define her as the show's big bad guy. After all, it was she who apparently controlled Pietro when he came back to life just to keep the masquerade going and directing Wan's every moveda in hex. Except it's Marvel Studios, and nothing is ever that easy.
The devil is in the details
One of the most curious clues to this never-ending riddle is a sinister - a staring book sitting in Agatha's basement. Agatha and Wanda, he radiates magic. Orange and red magic vibre around the book, which is different from Wanda's striking red chaos magic and Agatha's purple stump. There is no obvious answer as to the nature of the text, but there are a few theories.
The first links to an ongoing theory since the first two episodes of the series - it's the devil Mephisto at work. While Mephisto does not have a direct connection to the book, he does have a direct connection to both Wanda and Doctor Strange, who may have a direct connection to said book. Mephisto is the one who absorbs Wanda's children, Tommy and Billy, and it is through his actions that Agatha strives to wipe Wanda's mind. (Tommy and Billy eventually return as two superheroes named Wiccan and Speed as part of the Young Avengers, but more on that in a second.) In a 1970s comic book arc, Mephisto also attempts to steal some of Doctor Strange's books to lure theAttention the sorcerer and protector of Earth in hell.
(There is also this whole thing about Mephisto first appearing like a fly , like the one Wanda sees on Agatha 's curtains.)
At this point you you might be wondering: "Why does this matter? " Well, one of the theories is that the strange book is made of dark matter, which exists in the universe of Doctor Strange. As he poses a threat to the citizens of Earth, and Doctor Strange still exists as Sorcerer Supreme, it is his job to fight threats from magical or mystical beings. A book made up of dark matter and potentially exploiting secrets from ancient dangerous spells, perhaps used to summon Mephisto or use his powers, would certainly fall under the responsibility of Doctor Strange. Since we already know that WandaVision is playing withDoctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, this is one way to go. Here is also a short screenshot from the episode which features a caricature of the devil carved into Agatha's house.
The other theory I've seen floating around - one that makes less sense to me - is that said book is actually the data So if it's Mephisto, the biggestThe question is whether his role is unique to WandaVision and as a character who sets up a larger cosmic universe, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, The Eternals and Captain Marvel 2 will explore, or something more. bigger? Speaking of Captain Marvel 2 and more important stuff, let's tackle the other massive reveal from this week's episode.
Welcome, Spectrum! (Or maybe Photon, Pulsar or ... Captain Marvel?)
Monica! Freaking! Rambeau! Easily the character with one of the best superhero introductory moments on screen, WandaVision finally gave us our first glimpse of Monica's extraordinary new identity. We just need to determine which identity it is. Buckle up your belt.
It should come as no surprise to comic book readers that Monica Rambeau has finally taken on her role as a superhero. In the comics, she actually portrayed a version of Captain Marvel for a while in the Avengers before taking on the name more commonly associated with her character, Spectrum. The rebranding is important for several reasons, but one in particular is that it does indeed coincide with Thanos' attack on Earth in the bancomics. With numerous Avengers in space, Spectrum was one of the few New York-based to fight one of the Mad Titan's children, Proxima Midnight. As part of the Mighty Avengers, Spectrum teams up with Blue Marvel (otherwise known as Adam Brashear) who saves her life after being poisoned by Midnight Proxima.
This is a lot of detail about an event that has happened before and played out differently (to our knowledge) in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, but Adam Brash's ear's name may sound familiar to avid theorists. Adam Brashear is a superhero, but he is also an engineer and theoretical physicist who has some expertise in the field of aerospace equipment.
When Monica suggested she knew the perfect aerospace engineer who could help solve the energetic force protecting the Hex, people naturally saidassumed it was Reed Richards. Instead, Monica first revealed that it was a character named Major Goodner. Much like Agatha Harkness and the feeling that something else is imminent, I don't think it ends with Major Goodner. I also don't think it's likely that Reed Richards will appear in a WandaVision finale, although - as in the case of Darkforce - anything is possible. Since Monica Rambeau and Adam Brashear are together as a couple, and he's an aerospace engineer who can work with energy forces, I'm waiting to see him appear.
Monica! Freaking! Rambeau!
If anything, at least that will let us know that Monica is Spectrum - maybe. However, he does set up a role for Monica Rambeau in Captain Marvel 2. Obviously, Monica has a complicated relationship with Carol Danvers, a person she considered to bethe insanely cool aunt of the first Captain Marvel. With extraordinary new powers, a desire to defend the world from existential threats, and a personal connection to Captain Marvel who is ready to be explored, expect more of Spectrum in the MCU.
Speaking of awesome superhero teams I want to see, the more we see the powers of Tommy and Billy, the more excited I get for what seems like an inevitable arc of the Young Avengers. Speed and Wiccan are making their way into WandaVision, Hawkeye introduce Kate Bishop , The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is to introduce Patriot , Cassie Lang already exists in the Ant-Man universe and Ms. Marvel is just around the corner.
Kevin Feige, studio directorMarvel also hasn't been shy about telling people that Young Avengers will be playing a role in the fourth phase of the MCU . I'm just excited that my teenage superheroes have time to shine, no matter what the ending. Give them all a show, then put them together for a Young Avengers on Disney Plus - like back in the days when Marvel TV gave us Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist before releasing The Defenders - but I digress.
One is never only one
One of WandaVision 's more fun features are the seemingly harmless but never really innocent s. This week's focus is on some kind of fun. 'antidepressant called Nexus. The pill keeps people rooted in reality - or a reality of their choice. Nodding to Wanda's current fictional world aside, Nexus also connects to Marvel's Nexus beings, a race of unique and powerful beings who are rooted in the multiverse. They are the keystone of everything. In the current Marvel-616 comics continuity storyline, Wanda is one of those Nexus beings. No only this makes its stability crucial for all mankind (this is your reminderperiodical to read House of M if you haven't already), but that also makes her situation especially important to Doctor Strange.
Since we know Marvel Studios will be extensively exploring the multiverse in at least two prominent films, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Spider-Man 3, suggests it that whatever happens with Wanda, Agatha, and anyone else in the later episodes will likely intersect with the events of these movies.Remember that was Marvel Studios and Disney's vision for the MCU version that exists on Disney Plus - movies will play in TV shows and TV shows in movies.
What is more and more obvious is WandaVision still has a lot of story to tell, even if it doesn 't only two episodes left. The countdown begins until the eighth episode. There are only about 160 hours left at the time of writing!