Breakdown: What You Missed In The New 'WandaVision' Trailer
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The premiere of the WandaVision trailer has been a major topic among fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel has done it once again. You can watch the trailer below, before the breakdown:
This trailer seems to contain so many Easter eggs, and I believe there may be X-Men connections. Now that Disney has bought Fox and has the rights reverted to Marvel, it is safe to say Phase Four may have X-Men and Fantastic Four Easter eggs, or even at least one of the characters getting introduced in one of the MCU films.
As we know, Vision was killed in Avengers: Infinity War as Thanos took his stone out of his forehead. Now, the question is, how did Vision come back, or is this a memory of his? He is an android, so he might be the wise man from Avengers: Age of Ultron and throughout the series but will never have a soul or a recollection of memories unless he is a human being. Another theory is that we are seeing Wanda’s memories of her and Vision, or, more specifically, even her alternate memories that she created after missing Vision. Just like the House of M comic book storyline. Well, we will get to that.
The trailer opens with a black and white sitcom that seems to be set in the early 1950s. To be exact, maybe it is 1953? When Vision walks into the kitchen holding a newspaper, as we can see on the front page, it seems like TV’s I Love Lucy is pictured, and we see the wine bottle with said year 1953. And we know that I Love Lucy aired from 1951 to 1957. Why is it setting in the 1950s? Is this an alternate reality for Wanda Maximoff?
In the comic story House of M, which stands for "House of Magneto," Wanda created an alternate reality where she has her kids and wants to able to keep them. As we can see, she and Vision are holding two babies in the trailer. To tie in more to House of M theories, the wine that was shown is labeled "Maison Du Mepris," which means "House of Contempt." It seems like it is House of M reference. I hope these theories will hit the mark when we see the show. It also shows that when they are at the dinner table, they could not remember when they got there and seem to have forgotten their past. It is similar to when Wanda awakened at House of M. Could she just be awakened from this reality?
I also went ahead and checked out the IMDb entry on Kathryn Hahn’s character, who is only stated to be Agnes. Well, the only Agnes we know that could do some witching things as we saw her popping up here and there ala Bewitched, is Agatha Harkness, and Agnes is short for Agatha. She was the former leader of New Salem. Why is she there? Is she working for someone? Another witch? We do not know, but what we know she is about 500 years old and a witch that can go to any reality. Now, this is pretty interesting. In the comic, Agatha was a tutor for children in need, but retired until Reed Richards and Sue Storm of the Fantastic Four asked her to babysit their newborn son, Franklin Richards. This could be something leading to the introduction of the Fantastic Four in the future by using her character, though we probably will not be having Franklin Richards yet. According to rumors, the Fantastic Four may be introduced in a third Ant-Man film. However, having Agatha somehow connect things to the Fantastic Four would still be pretty cool.
There are two guests at the dinner table. It seems like their neighbors, but we do not know yet. Or could it be some figment of their imagination that was created by Agatha? I think Agatha is trying to tell them something as they mention marriage, and none of them can remember anything about how and when they get there. As she pokes Vision’s head when he stands next to her car, we can see after she flicks and said he is dead, he realizes something.
Now for this next screenshot, I tried to see who these people are in front of the building. After zooming in 10x, I think we see Wanda in her Avengers costume from behind.
The biggest thing in this trailer is the introduction of SWORD, which stands for Sentient World Observation Response Department. We probably will not see the leader of SWORD in this series. Abigail Brand is the leader and Jessica Drew’s Spider-Woman joins the organization in the comics. While this is just speculation, perhaps Abigail might have a cameo appearance in the very end of final episode. We know at least that Shane Berengue portrays one of the tactical agents of SWORD. As we can see, he leads the team with tons of other military operatives and hummers around him when Monica Rambeau falls from the sky. Monica Rambeau is the next Captain Marvel in the comics, as she was introduced as a little girl in 2019’s Captain Marvel. She falls out from that other reality. Could this be Monica Rambeau from another reality? Or she was sucked in before? This reality could be also a multiverse that will have direct ties to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. We also see that Kat Dennings is back as Darcy Lewis. Why? Well, the speculation is that she and Dr. Eric Selvig are working on solving the theory of the existence of multiverse in the past. As we know, Marvel already announced that this show is a set-up for Doctor Strange in Multiverse of Madness.
And of course, we get an ode to the original costumes of Vision and Scarlet Witch. Vision is walking on the street with his costume and sees that other people are in costumes trick-or-treating. So they must have dressed up for Halloween.
WandaVision premieres on Disney+ this December.
Written By Pat Kusnadi
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