WandaVision concluded its run on Disney+ over a week ago and fans are still buzzing over its potentially unresolved threads. While the series reached a satisfying end for the emotional arc of Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen), many of the threads that led to intense fan speculation didn’t end up panning out much.
Who was the missing person in ‘WandaVision’?
In WandaVision Episode 4, we learned that FBI Agent Jimmy Woo (Randall Park), last seen in Ant-Man and the Wasp, was on the trail of a missing person when he found the Hex. Said person was in the witness protection program and was thought to be somewhere in Westview.
This, like many other tossed off lines in WandaVision, sparked a gaggle of fan theories about who this person was and how they might effect the story. Sadly for those fans, by the time the post-credits scene had rolled during the finale, no further revelations had been given about the missing person.
Director Matt Shakman gave a hint about the whole affair
In an interview with ComicBook.com, WandaVision director Matt Shakman was pressed about what was really going on with the missing person, whether the thread was cut from the final product for some reason, whether it was ever anything at all, or if it could still be resolved one day.
“In terms of the missing person, yeah there’s an answer for that and, you know, hang in there,” Shakman said, with a playful tone that suggested he knew he might be dropping a scoop.
This naturally led many to assume that the missing person’s identity would be revealed in a later Marvel Cinematic Universe entry. Which one it might be is anyone’s guess. Some fans wondered if the person was a Skrull, in disguise and on the run, in which case it would make sense for the reveal to tie into Secret Invasion, which hits Disney+ next year. Or, since Woo debuted in the last Ant-Man movie, maybe the reveal will come in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which will hit theaters in 2023.
Kevin Feige has downplayed potential fan theories for the next series
WandaVision is being followed quickly by The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on March 19. Before COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the Marvel Studios production schedule, the latter was supposed to premiere first, easing fans into the Disney+ era with a more traditional Marvel adventure.
As reported by ComicBookMovie.com, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige touched on the potential for fan theories surrounding The Falcon and the Winter Soldier during a recent press conference when asked about how the series would impact the wider MCU.
“Well, I mean, the characters of Bucky and Sam are essential to the MCU,” Feige said. “As they change, evolve, and whatever they go through, [they] could and should have a big impact on the MCU. The answer is ‘yes,’ [but] it’s hard to navigate every fan theory that’s going to pop up… Not everything is world-shattering to the point of bringing in some giant element of the comics that’s never been there before or smashing the Earth into two planets.”