Warning. exist Spoilers ahead. WandaVision it’s turning out to be the most unexpected entry in the entire MCU so far. The show not only features Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch as a villain, but the fifth episode of the series surprised fans by introducing Evan Peters as her Fox character Quicksilver. X Men movies, who is now officially Wanda’s long lost twin brother. WandaVision Showrunner Jac Schaeffer recently explained that a lot of thought went into planning for Quicksilver’s entry into the MCU.
“We loved the idea of [bringing him back]. And then we thought, how the heck are we going to make this make logical sense? Like, how do we justify this? Because that’s the point, you can hatch a million great ideas, but to get them grounded, to make them grounded, to make them feel organic for the bigger story … This show is a brain-spinning brain, and why so many are working levels, and there are so many notions of what is real and what is not, and the performance, the cast, the audience and the fandom, and all that, we thought it would be the greatest thrill to bring Evan to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “
Peters first appeared as Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Over time, Pietro realized that Magneto was his father, but his twin sister Wanda, who existed in the MCU alongside Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Quicksilver, was not mentioned. For Schaeffer, adding Peters to the mix was a perfect fit for By WandaVision fondness for exploring sitcom tropes, which in this case puts Quicksilver in the role of a wacky sitcom guy who goes through an unexpected visit.
“We thought like, how do we give him this entry, and then we enjoy that, and then we drive him crazy? And we’ve long had the idea of the brother trope, or the relative, or whoever comes into town and I like it, stir the family stuff, that sitcom trope … We supported it for so long and we didn’t know if it would be possible. It was hard to make it happen. Evan was always willing to do it, like, always, always, always. A fan of comics and Marvel. He’s always up for the weirdest choice. And it’s a pleasure, really a pleasure to work with. Everyone was really excited. I think Kevin [Feige, Marvel Studios president] he wanted to make sure there was a reason for it, that it made sense. And I hope that’s what we did. “
Written by Jac Schaeffer and directed by Matt Shakman, WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany as Vision, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo, Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, and Kathryn Hahn as Agnes. The show takes place in an artificial reality that Wanda has built for herself and her boyfriend Android Vision, inspired by classic sitcoms. New episodes air Fridays on Disney +. This news comes from Marvel’s deep dive into Quicksilver’s cameo.
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