She’s a magical girl in a small town, he’s part machine, and they share a love like you’ve never seen. This is the casual intro of, but what Easter Eggs and Marvel references can be spotted among the first two episodes, streaming now on Disney Plus?
WandaVision Episodes 1 & 2 Now Available, With New Installments Of The Nine-Part Disney Plus Show, starting with Episode 3 on January 22. We’ll recap each episode as it arrives, removing layers of suspense about how Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and her robotic handsome Vision (Paul Bettany) arrived in this surreal suburban sitcom. ..
Here are the Easter Eggs we’ve spotted so far, and we’ll be adding more as we see them. But beware: Spoilers for both episodes!
The door number
On their perfect suburban street, Wanda and Vision live at number 2800. In a 2015 acclaimed comic book series by Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Vision made their home on a suburban street, but while this highly recommended comic was very different, it’s funny to note that Viz lived at # 616. It was a reference to Earth-616, the version of reality that most Marvel comic book stories take place in.
Other parallel dimensions – like the different worlds seen in– have their own numbers. So the meaning of 2800 is unclear, but with WandaVision it is reported that it is linked to the upcoming movie. it might have some sort of multiversal meaning.
WandaVision’s pastiche of ’50s and’ 60s sitcoms like Bewitched and I Love Lucy includes a laugh track, stylized sets, and wacky situations. It also extends to the bogus ads in the middle of each installment. Episode 1 tries to sell us a new toaster from Stark Industries – a softball from an Easter egg, as most viewers will see a reference to the company run by Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) and his father. , Howard Stark, before him.
However, the seemingly harmless Toast Mate 2000 takes a frightening turn when it emits an ominous beep just before the bread appears – much like a bomb. We know since 2015that Wanda’s parents were killed by an explosive device, leaving her and her twin brother, Pietro, trapped under the rubble. For two days, the Maximoffs watched an unexploded shell from Stark Industries, expecting it to explode before being rescued. So the Stark tech beep probably won’t suit Wanda.
The commercial break takes a darker turn in Episode 2, however. This second advertisement promotes a watch bearing the names Strucker and Hydra. Hydra is, of course, the sinister terrorist organization that threatens the world of Marvel, and Baron Wolfgang von Strucker is the evil scientist who developed Wanda’s powers and pitted her against the Avengers in Age of Ultron.
The ad slogan “It’ll take time for you” implies an ongoing role for Strucker despite his death at the hands of Ultron, and it could relate to the TV themes of the show if seen on a TV screen again. as his scientific colleague of Hydra Arnim Zola in Captain America:.
If these are references to Wanda’s origins, then the ads may represent Wanda’s memories, even though the toaster ad warns, “Forget your past, it’s your future.” In this case, it could mean something that the same woman and man appear in both commercials. Could they be Wanda’s parents?
Speaking of commercials, look for supermarket signs in the animated opening credits of Episode 2. The store is promoting Bova Milk, a reference to the super evolved cow that served as a midwife during the birth of Wanda (BD!). Another sign mentions Aunty A’s Kitty Litter, which is surely a reference to another member of the comic’s supporting cast, former witch Agatha Harkness and her cat-like familiar named Ebony. Which could lead you to wonder about the fabulous neighbor of Kathryn Hahn who is called Agnès …
Singing Yakety Yak, the catchy rock ‘n’ roll song of 1958, Vision takes on the roles of both parent and child, giving and receiving orders in a locked or imprisoned suburban world. (“Don’t answer.”) Interestingly, this take on suburban teenage life is in its own way a construct: Yakety Yak was written, produced, and arranged by Jewish songwriters Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller for performers. blacks The Coasters as a parody of white middle class society.
It is a scope, but there is another possible meaning. In the 1988 comedy Twins, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a naive alien arriving in America and sings the song. Wanda has / had a twin, her brother Pietro (aka Quicksilver) who in the MCU was shot by the creator of Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. She also magically gave birth to twins in the comics in the 1980s.
And the meaning of Old McDonald’s? With his moo moos and baa baas, Vision once again plays the role of characters locked up against their will. Or it’s just funny.
In Episode 2, the song we hear at a pivotal moment is the 1965 hit Help Me, Rhonda by the Beach Boys. Along with the hairstyle and costume changes, this is one of the subtle signs that the show has advanced from a 1950s in Episode 1 to a 60s pastiche in Episode 2. And of course, Rhonda is easily misunderstood for Wanda. But why does someone ask, “Who is doing this to you, Wanda?”
Oh, and does the line “Get her out of my heart” related to the Harts’ presence in episode 1?
The brand of chewing gum that gum up Vision’s works is Big Red, which was also the show’s working title when it was filming in Atlanta in 2019. Whether it’s just a wacky code name or something more important. is something you have to chew on.
Speaking of Vision’s gum-disrupted magic show, the couple adopted the names “Glamor and Illusion.” In the comics, Vision and Scarlet Witch were friends with a married act of magic called Glamor and Illusion, who also secretly used superpowers to pull off their tricks.
When Wanda magically saves dinner, the wine she pours is a fine drop from Maison du Mépris. It means the House of Contempt or Contempt, but more importantly it comes down to the pivotal storyline of the House of M comic book in which a traumatized Wanda reshaped all of reality in a new world ruled by her family.
The grim Reaper
Blink your eyes and you might miss the moment Vision goes through the ground in the opening credits of Episode 2. Among the pipes and cobwebs are some bones and a dark shape that looks eerily like to the helmet worn by the villainous Marvel Grim Reaper. In the comics, he is the brother of Wonder Man, whose brain waves were used in the creation of Vision. In the 2015 series where Vision lives a suburban life, Grim Reaper showed up to his home and met a delicate ending.
At the climax of Episode 2, Wanda and Vision are surprised with a gaze cover sliding backwards and a dark beekeeper emerging from it. Comic book fans may see a similarity to the helmeted uniforms worn by the evil subordinates Advanced Idea Mechanics (AIM), a cabal of rogue scientists and an offshoot of Hydra. On screen, AIM was the main threat in Iron Man 3. Or maybe it’s not that literal – the beekeeper could be another reference to being locked in and watched in a constructed space?
Whatever happens to Wanda and the Vision, the observers use a logo of a sword in a circle. There is an organization called SWORD in the comics that complements SHIELD’s Earthbound activities by taking care of alien threats. Considering the presence of Geraldine, who would be an adult version of young Monica Rambeau seen meeting aliens in Captain Marvel, WandaVision could take a turn for the alien. Or as Vision says, “My wife and her flying saucers!”
However, it’s unclear why the downed helicopter in Episode 2 is painted in Iron Man’s signature red and yellow.
At the end of Episode 2, Wanda is suddenly and noticeably pregnant. It echoes a storyline from The Vision and the Scarlet Witch, the ’80s comic book series in which she magically gave birth to twins. The children unfortunately turned out to be fragments of the demon Mephisto (comics!). Distraught at the loss of her children, Wanda went on to reshape reality in the storyline for the House of M.
The MCU hasn’t seen a lot of supernatural things until now. Thor is an alien rather than a god, while Wanda is a super powerful mutant, not technically a witch. But it’s possible that Mephisto was involved in the strangeness surrounding Wanda and Viz. The neighborhood queen, Dottie, is Emma Caulfield, who previously played a demon in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And what about Agnes and her invisible husband? The devil is in the details, but that’s not the only place he’s found …
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