Aside from expanding the level of threat that Wanda poses to the world right now, the latest episode of WandaVision, “All New Halloween Spooktacular”, has been a perfect ode to the sitcoms of the 2000s, mainly Malcolm in the middle and he had surprisingly accurate outfits from a comic book for Wanda, Vision, no Pietro, and even the twins. But that’s not all the episode hides, as there is a subtle Easter egg that refers to both the actors who play Quicksilver in the MCU and 20th Century Fox. X Men Films.
In the last minutes of the fifth episode of WandaVision (before the incredibly long credits), we saw Wanda’s brother Pietro return in the most mind-blowing way, especially when he died in Ultron age. When Wanda opened the door, she saw Peter Maximoff, the Quicksilver from the X-Men universe whom we saw in Days of future past, ApocalypseY Dark fenix. But he calls her his sister and seems to remember how he died after being killed by Ultron in the middle of the street.
But Wanda, who initially accepted it, is now suspicious. Besides dressing up like his dead brother, this new Pietro looks very different and has very different memories of his childhood. For example, his nostalgic memories of Halloween as a child are not how Wanda remembers celebrating the festival. She even tries to put him to the test by questioning him about a boy in his orphanage who had a skin condition when they go trick-or-treating with their kids, only to have him turn around and call her out for doubting him.
Before the conversation can continue, Tommy and Billy return. Their “Uncle P” asks them if he should help them “maximize their sweet tooth” and in response Tommy exclaims “Yes. Kicks!” before the trio walk away, leaving Wanda with a confused expression as she utters “Kick-ass” in a way that implies that the phrase stood out to her. And us too!
Kick ass is the link that unites both Quicksilver actors
You see, long before Evan Peters and Aaron Taylor-Johnson became the speedsters of Marvel comics in the X Men movies and the MCU, starred in an R-rated cult classic superhero movie together – 2010 Kick ass, which is based on the comic of the same name published by Marvel Comics. In the film, which was a mockery of rampant superhero culture, Johnson played the character Kick-ass, a vigilante who considers himself a superhero but doesn’t actually have extraordinary superpowers. Evan Peters played his best friend Todd Haynes in the film, who didn’t know his friend was the vigilante Kick-ass, but soon became a huge fan of the hero.
As if we weren’t questioning yet if this is really the X-Men’s Quicksilver or some evil entity in disguise, the showrunners dropped this Kick ass The reference is now having us cook up all sorts of metatheories to explain why the movie was mentioned. Is it just a funny Easter egg since both Taylor-Johnson and Evan Peters starred in the movie and now they are both Peter / Pietro Maximoff in the MCU or is it a hint at something more complicated? All we can do is scratch our heads in confusion until next Friday and re-dock the latest episode of WandaVision currently streaming on the official Disney + app.
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