‘WandaVision’: Tom Hiddleston Predicted a Heartbreaking Finale Moment Years Ago
Loki and Wanda Maximoff haven’t really interacted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen have worked together outside of the MCU. And in an older interview together, Hiddleston dug into Wanda’s character really well. So well that he actually predicted a part of WandaVision that wasn’t revealed until the finale, which had to do with Wanda’s version of Vision. [Spoiler alert: Spoilers ahead for WandaVision].
Tom Hiddleston ‘interviewed’ Elizabeth Olsen at a comic convention and debated on who would win in a fight: Loki or Scarlet Witch
In October 2018, during the ACE Comic-Con panel with Hiddleston and Olsen held in Chicago, Hiddleston led the conversation between the two of them. It spanned the range between Avengers: Infinity War, their individual projects, and the movie they did together in 2015 called I Saw the Light. Way before they even got into fan questions, Hiddleston told Olsen that he did some pretty extensive research into Wanda — which it was evident he did — and asked a lot of great questions.
When one of the audience members asked them who would win in a fight — Loki or Scarlet Witch — it was pretty hard to choose.
“When I was doing my homework about Wanda, it’s so interesting that the scepter is the thing that makes Wanda, Scarlet Witch,” Hiddleston said. This was an important thing to note, since both Loki and Wanda have a connection to the Mind Stone, through that scepter.
Olsen was adamant Wanda Maximoff would win, but Hiddleston pointed out that Loki pulled ahead in the comics. Of course, Olsen noted that she wiped out half a universe, so it was a draw for the two actors. Although Olsen did note that Wanda’s raw emotions made it hard for Scarlet Witch to control her powers at times.
Hiddleston pointed out that Wanda got her powers from the Mind Stone, therefore it might have more to do with her than we thought
But while doing all his research, Hiddleston made a big connection with Wanda and that Infinity Stone.
“What’s interesting is that you’ve got all of the powers that the Mind Stone has given you…” he said. “My point is that Scarlet Witch has one of the Infinity Stones almost as part of her being, and Loki’s only ever wielded an Infinity Stone.”
He said this to say that because Wanda has the power within her, she is innately more powerful than Loki because he needs the physical scepter to actually have that power. Although he does note he is a god, so that counts for something.
However, in pointing this out — “Scarlet Witch has one of the Infinity Stones almost as part of her being” — he touched on how Wanda was able to create Vision in WandaVision and make him so real and autonomous within the Hex years before the show came out.
It wasn’t exactly clear from the beginning of WandaVision how exactly the Hex around Westview was made or how it worked. Wanda having something to do with it was a big guess that ended up being true, but there were a lot of theories surrounding Vision and his autonomy.
In the ‘WandaVision’ finale, fans saw that the Mind Stone did live inside Wanda
Why could Vision think for himself and question things? Why couldn’t he remember his past and why was he getting suspicious of Wanda controlling things, if she wasn’t controlling him?
It all came to a head in the ‘80s episode during their big fight and then in the ‘90s Halloween episode when he finally tried to leave the Hex and help others. He then became aware further while talking to Darcy in the finale, and even used that to his advantage in his fight against White Vision.
In Wanda’s flashback episode, we see that when she creates Vision, the magic used to do so is yellow while everything else is red. Again, nothing is explained yet, but it becomes clearer. And if you were already like Hiddleston and onto the fact that the Mind Stone’s power directly created and lived on in this new Vision, then you probably already knew.
But it’s laid out directly in Vision and Wanda’s final moments.
He asks her what he is, before he goes. And, tearfully, she explains:
“You, Vision, are the piece of the Mind Stone that lives in me. You are a body of wires and blood and bone that I created, you are my sadness. And my hope. But mostly you’re my love.”
That might be why he can cry, but that certainly is why he was his own being with free will. She essentially brought Vision back, just without the memories from before and without a corporeal form that can live without the Hex. But his soul and essence were there. And that’s the man she was in love with, truly living out her perfect fantasy.