The Mystery Behind Wandavision

As many of us know, Marvel is apart of Disney, and they will have at least eight new shows coming to Disney plus. According to Marvel Studios, these shows will be connected to the movies. The eight shows include Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, What If, Hawkeye, Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, and the strangest one of all, Wandavision. Not much is known about any of these shows except for a few short summaries and some of the cast members. This leaves more than enough room for fans to theorize about Disney’s future plans for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the shows,  and particularly Wandavision.

What is currently known about Wandavision is that it will take place after the events of Avengers Endgame, where Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch), is still grieving the death of her android lover, the Vision. From the concept art and summaries, Wanda appears to gain her infamous comic book ability to alter reality and creates a dream life for her and Vision, changing the setting to a 1950s scene resembling old sitcoms like Dick Van Dike. Fans have been theorizing what this dream life would be like or what it would include. Some fans think it might include Scarlet Witch’s twin sons Billy and Tommy. MCU Cosmic supports this theory, as Jeremy Conrad, a writer for the website, wrote, “…the series has already cast two infants and is now looking for twin eight-year old boys as well.” In addition, Marvel might even try casting for teenage twins to be in the series, and many believe that these twins are the sons of Scarlet Witch and Vision. In the comics, Billy, Scarlet Witch’s son, gets magical abilities like his mother and gets the superhero aliases of Wiccan. Her other son, Tommy is called Speed and inherits superspeed, like his uncle, Quicksilver. Some are concerned that these twins aren’t the young heroes we love and know. According to Christian Bone from Wegotthiscovered.com, “The two kids are being codenamed ‘Timmy’ and ‘Adam’,” but he points out that, “the aliases seem pretty reminiscent of Tommy and Billy.” Thus, calling the twins Timmy and Adam may be the MCU’s way of keeping Wiccan and Speed a secret in order to make their introduction a big announcement.

In the comics, Wiccan and Speed have a complicated origin in which Scarlet Witch creates them with her ability to alter reality. They are eventually exposed as manipulations and destroyed by the villain Master Pandemonium. After this, they are reincarnated as real people and go on with the majority of their lives without knowing each other or their parents. This origin might be too complicated or too difficult for the MCU to introduce or explain. They may simplify it in Wandavision by having Wanda create them similar to how she does in the comics. When the 50’s styled dream life ends, gets destroyed, or even abandoned, Billy and Tommy will die but be reincarnated to real people.

Why would the MCU introduce Wiccan and Speed? Many believe that the MCU is working for the young avengers (the team Wiccan and Speed are a part of) to join the new saga of Marvel movies. Some of the characters in the Young Avengers, like Ant Man’s daughter Cassy Lang, are already in the MCU and can easily be set up to become their superhero characters. Disney+’s Hawkeye, is going to be about the current Hawkeye passing the reins onto Hawkeye Kate Bishop who’s another member of the young avengers. It only makes sense for the twin heroes to be introduced in Wandavision, another reason why they might be introduced, is that Marvel studios is working very hard to bring more diverse characters and show more representation on the big screen. Wiccan is an openly gay character in a relationship with the young avenger member, Hulking (who’s also rumored to be introduced in Wandavision) Marvel has not confirmed the introduction of Wiccan, Speed, Hulking, or even the Young Avenger team in general, but their inclusion in the MCU is very highly anticipated and expected. As of right now there is still no trailer or full cast list, but it is being shot during this time and has a release date for late 2020. When asked about the show, actor Paul Bettany stated, “…. fans will get much more of an insight, very, very, soon as to what it may look and feel like…” There has been no announcement as to when this new information will be released, so Until then, theory after theory will come and go in anticipation and curiosity for this exciting new addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.