WandaVision is currently six episodes deep on Disney+. Despite the wealth of twists and revelations so far, it still feels like there’s a whole mess of questions for every answer.
Speculation has been an intrinsic part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for well over a decade now, and that certainly hasn’t changed with WandaVision. With speculation inevitably come those who would try to feed the machine: leakers.
[Spoiler alert: Huge WandaVision spoilers and plausible leaks ahead.]
‘WandaVision’ leaks hint at what’s really going on
It’s increasingly difficult to tell when a leaker or “insider source” is legitimate in the modern fan media landscape. There are so many floating around that no one wants to bother going back to see which ones end up being right.
One leaker who seems to pass the smell test, so to speak, is u/SookieIsMine84, who frequently posts on the Marvel Studios Spoilers subreddit. Prior to WandaVision‘s premiere, they shared a moment-by-moment breakdown of a scene from the first episode which ended up being entirely accurate, verifying their credibility. Based on the posts they’ve made, they seem to have access to some of the show’s scripts as well as general behind-the-scenes information.
One of u/SookieIsMine84’s recurring hints is that a certain villain fans have been speculating about is not actually going to appear.
“Y’all need to let the Mephisto thing go,” they wrote in a comment thread, dashing the popular theory that the devilish figure is at least partially masterminding Wanda’s (Elizabeth Olsen) takeover of Westview in WandaVision.
On the subject of villains, they have also heard that Kathryn Hahn’s Agnes might not secretly be the Marvel character Agatha Harkness, but a different one altogether: Nightmare. Ruler of dreams in the Marvel Universe, Nightmare is a supernatural entity that most often comes into conflict with Doctor Strange and Ghost Rider. The leaker has also said it’s possible that Agnes will include elements of both Harkness and Nightmare.
They’ve also repeatedly emphasized that the casting of Evan Peters as Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver in the place of Aaron Taylor-Johnson has not been done lightly and Marvel knows what such a move puts in fans’ heads. It’s “not a gag,” it won’t end up being a misdirection, and WandaVision will have a concrete answer to the situation by the end. While u/SookieIsMine84 has tried to avoid giving away some of the bigger spoilers, they make it sound like Peters is indeed playing his version of Quicksilver from the Fox X-Men films plucked from the multiverse.
Is the multiverse truly coming soon to the MCU?
Going along with their assertions about the Peters/Quicksilver situation, u/SookieIsMine84 has also hinted at the ways WandaVision will open up the multiverse for future Marvel projects. This has been a hot topic amongst MCU adherents, what with the upcoming sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and the persistent rumors of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield appearing in Spider-Man: Homecoming 3, which they’ve said Tom Holland is lying about in his recent statement denying them.
“I said this earlier at some point but when [WandaVision] has fully aired, people won’t be ambiguous about what’s happening with Spider-Man 3 and the future of the MCU,” the leaker wrote in a comment.