Disney+’s WandaVision: Has Marvel Officially Made History by Proving the Multiverse Theory in the MCU?


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After last week’s newest episode of WandaVision dropped on Disney+, the ending left viewers in shock, and has opened up theories about Marvel finally establishing the Multiverse in its latest creations.

SPOILER WARNING: The contents of this article contain spoilers for the latest episodes of WandaVision. Read at your own risk!

Fierce redhead. Powers wielded from the Reality Stone being more powerful than ever. AI robot who possesses human-like intelligence and looks. Powers granted to him by the Mind Stone, JARVIS, and the brains of both Tony Stark and Bruce Banner. Lovers in an alternate reality? If this isn’t ringing a bell for you, then I implore you to dive into the masterpiece that is Disney+’s newest creation: WandaVision.

WandaVision takes place post Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, after viewers witnessed the deaths of Tony Stark (Iron Man), Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow), and supposedly Vision. After Wanda loses Vision, she begins to spiral, and copes with her losses by wielding her powers to create her own closeted reality where Vision is alive. Wanda even goes as far as creating her own children, holding an entire city hostage, and brainwashing Vision to go along with her schemes. 

Every episode is set in a different timeline out of Wanda’s imagination: the first episode set in the 50’s, the second in the 60’s, the third in the 70’s, the fourth in the 80’s, and episode five in the 90’s. With every new episode, fans have received more clues on what sinister magic lies beneath Wanda’s distorted realities, and if there is a bigger sense of evil clouding over her seemingly perfect lifestyle.

The show has even given fans some nostalgia from previous Marvel movies, such as the Ant-Man series, the Thor series, and Captain Marvel. So far, fans have also seen guest appearances from Randall Park, played by actor Jimmy Woo, Darcy Lewis, played by actress Kat Dennings, and most interestingly Monica Rambeau, a series regular played by Teyonah Parris.

Monica was first seen in Captain Marvel, and was a part of the population who was “blipped” by Thanos during the events of Avengers: Infinity War. She was initially seen as a part of Wanda’s reality, but viewers later come to find out that she was a S.W.O.R.D (Sentient Weapon Observation and Response Division) agent who finally broke free from Wanda’s hold. If you are an avid Marvel fan, this alone is groundbreaking since it is the first mention of S.W.O.R.D. in the MCU, and now proves that the rest of the world is onto Wanda’s schemes.

Now that you are all caught up, if that did not surprise you, this surely will. It seems as though WandaVision is in the works of making history in the MCU, with references to the possibility of a multiverse after the ending of the latest episode showed the return of X-Men’s Quicksilver, played by actor Evan Peters.

In the MCU movies, Wanda had a brother known as Pietro Maximoff, who was played by actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson and possessed superspeed powers that allowed him to be a stellar superhero. After his sudden death in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Wanda never fully recovered from the loss of her brother

Instead of bringing back Taylor-Johnson to play the role of Quicksilver once more, the creators of WandaVision brought in Peters from the X-Men Universe, leaving fans in a frenzy.

Never before have fans come so close to having the MCU Multiverse Theory be real on the big screen until WandaVision, with only mere rumors of it coming to fruition in the third installment of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man movie, set to release sometime in December of 2021. 

This event has left viewers with many questions. Will the Multiverse Theory continue to exist into future MCU movies? Does this now set the stage for the upcoming release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, set to release in 2022? How will Wanda react to the return of Pietro, and what will become of the city she has now held hostage for so long?

All of these questions and more shall soon be answered in future episodes of the hit show, WandaVision. If you are interested in keeping up with the show, new episodes are set to release every Friday on Disney+.