‘WandaVision’ Cast: Marvel Veterans Confirmed and Rumored to Return
WandaVision marks the start of a new age for Marvel TV on Disney+. Set for a two-episode premiere on Jan. 15, the nine-episode series will follow Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and the Vision (Paul Bettany) as they try to make their romance work while trapped in a strange alternate reality inspired by classic sitcoms like I Love Lucy and The Brady Brunch.
Of course, being an entry in the long-running Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), WandaVision is sure to include numerous nods to older stories and cameos from the characters that inhabited them. Some of these returns are confirmed already and have featured prominently in the marketing. Others are only rumors that would have big implications for the show’s story.
Standout minor characters from the past make returns in ‘WandaVision’
One of the first characters confirmed to be returning for WandaVision was Kat Dennings’ Darcy Lewis. Darcy appeared in 2011’s Thor and the 2013 sequel Thor: The Dark World as an assistant to Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster. Like most of Thor’s Earth-based supporting players, she sat out 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok and hasn’t appeared in another MCU entry since 2013. What she’s up to in WandaVision is unclear, but according to ComicBook.com, director Matt Shakman has stated that she is now “Dr. Darcy Lewis.”
Also returning is Randall Park as FBI agent Jimmy Woo. Woo has only appeared so far in 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, where he oversaw Scott Lang’s (Paul Rudd) house arrest. Again, it’s unknown what he’s up to this time around, but writer Jac Shaeffer has alluded to the “many questions” he has to answer, perhaps hinting that he’ll be trying to find Wanda and Vision, wherever they are.
Rumors abound about characters from the MCU… and beyond?
Multiple figures from Wanda and Vision’s past are rumored to be appearing in WandaVision. While many fans have speculated that Aaron Taylor-Johnson could be making an appearance as Wanda’s dead brother, Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver, rumors have actually hinted at the appearance of a different Quicksilver altogether.
Murphy’s Multiverse, a blog that has dug up reliable scoops in the past, reported last year that Evan Peters had a role in the series. This sent speculation into overdrive, as Peters notably played Quicksilver in three of Fox’s X-Men films before the studio was bought up by Disney.
While this version of Wanda’s brother is from a different continuity, the looming presence of the multiverse in the MCU wouldn’t make an appearance out of the question. Of course, actors from Fox’s Marvel films have made the jump to the MCU before, so this could just be a massive coincidence.
There has also been some fan speculation that James Spader may return as Ultron, the genocidal robot villain from 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, in some capacity. This would make a certain amount of sense, given his close history to the main leads, having recruited Wanda in his fight against the Avengers and created Vision to be his ultimate vessel. However, these notions can be dismissed for now, as every source discussing the possibility appears to be idle speculation.