Whether you’re enjoying the drip-feed pace of WandaVision on Disney+, or you would like more action delivered through the 25-minute episodes, there’s no denying the shock and surprise served up in the final moments of this week’s stunning fifth episode.
Up to this point, Wanda has done a pretty good job of keeping Vision completely unaware of what she’s had to do to create this new reality. Now though, with the android superhero beginning to realise exactly what his wife is up to and the pain she is causing through her actions, he’s starting to ask questions.
As he was beginning to peel back the layers of his significant other’s deceit however, there was a ring on the doorbell. On the other side of the door? Pietro Maximoff, otherwise known as Quicksilver, otherwise known as Wanda’s dead brother.
But that wasn’t all. This version of Pietro isn’t the one we’re used to seeing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Instead, WandaVision introduced actor Evan Peters to the role, following his take on the character in X-Men films. It seems we really have seen the last of Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the role.
We’re not the only ones confused. Wanda herself looked shocked to see her sibling, but whether that was because it wasn’t the sibling she was used to, or because he’s got a completely different face, remains to be seen.
There’s actually a theory that this isn’t Pietro at all, and Marvel are simply screwing with us by casting the actor who played the character in the X-Men movies. If this is the case, what villainous plans does this intruder have? Are they working at their own speed, or are their strings being pulled by somebody else?
Many think that whilst Wanda appears to be the puppeteer right now, Marvel villain Mephisto could be the true Big Bad, manipulating our Scarlet Witch so that he can harness her powers and use them for his own means.
Of course, that’s just one theory. Wanda really could be getting in deeper than she ever imagined, but is continuing to roll with the punches simply because of the new reality she has created.
If that is the case, we may see someone like Doctor Strange come in sooner rather than later, to try and weave back together the fabrics of the multiverse before it’s too late.
WandaVision continues Fridays, exclusive to Disney+.