You probably have not watched the newest episode of WandaVision, “On a Very Particular Episode…,” aka episode 5, put together your self. Now we have an enormous spoiler coming.
That loud THUMP you heard? That’s the collective sound of jaws dropping from followers of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Fox’s X-Males franchise after they caught the newest fifth episode of WandaVision.
After an episode about household, resurrection, demise and the Imaginative and prescient realising that there’s one thing bizarre occurring in Westview, a knock on the door of our mutant/android couple caused collective cheers because the customer is none aside from Wanda’s lengthy useless brother, Pietro.
Sure, Pietro aka Quicksilver, performed by Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Avengers: Age of Ultron, returns for a go to.
However this isn’t the Pietro MCU followers know.
As an alternative, this Pietro, who calls Wanda sis and is recognized within the episode by title by Wanda, is performed by Evan Peters.
Sure, like Darcy Lewis indicated after seeing Pietro seem on the entrance door of the newest sitcom-based life conjured by Wanda: “She recast Pietro?”
And recast they did, however not with any actor as a result of in some becoming means, Peters is the one option to play Pietro as Peters beforehand portrayed Pietro aka Quicksilver in Fox’s X-Males franchise throughout three films.
Is your thoughts blown but? Ever since Disney acquired Fox in a landmark buy a couple of years in the past, followers have been clamouring for characters from Fox’s X-Males franchise to make their look within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. By all indicators, Marvel Studios is seeking to recast Fox’s Marvel films, aside from Deadpool, however having Peters reprise his function is the very best final result that satisfies virtually everybody.
Marvel Comics initially licensed the X-Males collection of characters to 20th Century Fox earlier than Marvel Studios did its personal run of extra profitable films and Peters showing as Pietro, Wanda’s twin brother (as within the comics) in each franchises is an indication of a meta crossover between the studios.
Is that this the identical Pietro/Peters as seen within the X-Males films? Nicely, this Pietro sports activities the identical white hair and the identical cocky angle however there are questions that haven’t been answered, at the least, not but.
For one factor, Wanda very clearly states on this episode that she can’t carry individuals again from the useless, as evidenced by the demise of the household pet Sparky on this episode. Certain, she steals Imaginative and prescient’s lifeless physique from SHIELD or SWORD or whoever had the husk after Thanos was executed with it and whereas she in some way reanimated Imaginative and prescient, the looks of Imaginative and prescient’s broken head within the earlier episode means the method isn’t good.
This episode additionally signifies that everybody in Westview is another person that Wanda is thoughts controlling, however Pietro/Peters doesn’t appear to be the case, based mostly on the shocked face Wanda has when she sees her brother. So does this make Pietro an precise particular person? And if he’s Quicksilver, does he nonetheless have his mutant talents?
Are we actually anticipated to imagine that this Pietro/Quicksilver is similar one from the X-Males films? Is Jennifer Lawrence subsequent the place it’s revealed Mystique is shapeshifting as Pietro, however not MCU Pietro and is Fox’s Pietro as a substitute? Oh, our heads hurts, however we’re too elated to complain.
So why the recast? Nicely, there’s an actual world purpose for this recast as effectively. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige stated beforehand that Quicksilver’s demise wanted to imply one thing, which implies there have been by no means plans to carry Taylor-Johnson or Quicksilver again, and recasting, even within the meta sense of WandaVision, permits for Marvel Studios to stay true to their phrase, however nonetheless ship on fan expectations.
Earlier indicators additionally level to the MCU coping with the multiverse, and WandaVision leads in to the upcoming Physician Unusual and the Multiverse of Insanity sequel, which offers with alternate realities and this casting and revelation matches properly into that.
Regardless of the case, WandaVision is getting higher with every episode, and making the perfect of Disney+ to maintain followers tuned in to the MCU.