The WandaVision Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver Funko Pop toy provides a clue that Evan Peters is playing an imposter, as many have speculated.
the WandaVision The Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver Funko Pop toy provides a clue that Evan Peters is playing an impostor, as many have speculated. After rumors of Peters casting for a mystery role last year, he was introduced to WandaVision in the final scene of episode 4, playing Pietro Maximoff, a role that is referred to as “recast” by Kat Dennings’ Dr. Darcy Lewis. This is a reference to the fact that Aaron Taylor-Johnson placed the character in Avengers: Age of Ultron, while Peters played an alternate version of the character on Fox X Men universe, now owned by Marvel.
Despite rampant speculation among fans, the X-Men connection has not been made in WandaVision, and it’s still unclear if Peters is playing the same character, a different version of Pietro in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or even another character entirely. In episode 6, he made a mistake related to Ultron age which could be significant in testing theories that he is not who he claims to be, along with all the other evidence that has been presented thus far. But fans will likely have to wait for the season finale in three weeks to solve the mystery.
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Now, more evidence has emerged that Peters’ Quicksilver is not who we claim to be, in the unlikely form of a WandaVision Funko pop figure. The new Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver figure was revealed on Twitter earlier this week, and it highlights one detail. Rather than just featuring your character’s name as Funko Pops normally does, the pack includes quotation marks around his name, implying that he’s not actually Pietro, but an imposter or a fake of some kind. The accompanying legend also hints at this, asking if he is “a real boy.” You can see the packaging and figure in the original tweet below:
At this point, the evidence is overwhelming that Peters is not playing the real Pietro. Still, it is unclear if he is actually Peter Maximoff as seen in the X Men universe, or if your cast is part of the misdirection, and you’re actually playing another character. After several references to Mephisto in WandaVision, Peters is becoming more and more likely to play that character.
But that could also be misdirection from Marvel, knowing that fans will study every detail and the Easter egg carefully to uncover the mystery before it is revealed. At this point, things are still up in the air, but WandaVision Episode 7 airs on Friday, and if nothing is revealed, it will certainly be Episode 8 or the end of the following week. So while this Funko Pop reveal might look like a spoiler, things will be revealed soon anyway, maybe even Friday.
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Source: Funko Pop News!/Twitter
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