WandaVision: Theories, Easter Eggs, and More!

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WandaVision is a new show on Disney Plus that aired its first episode on January 15th. It is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and features the well-known characters, Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch) and Vision. As all Marvel fans know, the MCU loves to include hidden messages and theories within their movies that have deeper meanings than what’s shown on the surface. With their new series, WandaVision, they have included many Easter Eggs that have gotten viewers questioning everything. Here are the top theories, Easter Eggs, and interesting details that are circling Marvel’s WandaVision.

SPOILER ALERT

****SPOILERS AHEAD FOR THE FIRST 3 WANDAVISION EPISODES****

 

S.W.O.R.D. is Watching Over Wanda and Vision

S.W.O.R.D., which stands for “Sentient Weapon Observation Response Division”, is a subdivision of S.H.I.E.L.D. that handles any extraterrestrial threats towards the world. In the post credits of Spider-Man: Far From Home, the idea of S.W.O.R.D. was brought into play with Nick Fury and the Skrulls in their space station. Inside and out of this reality that Wanda and Vision are in, the symbol of S.W.O.R.D. can be spotted throughout the first 3 episodes.

The first time the symbol appears is at the end of the first episode when the camera pans out to reveal that someone is monitoring Wanda and Vision. S.W.O.R.D.’s logo is on the cover of a notebook that sits beside the anonymous person.

The second time the symbol is seen is during the second episode. When Wanda hears a noise outside the house, she goes to check it out. This is where she spots a red and gold toy helicopter in her bushes with the symbol of S.W.O.R.D. printed on its side. What’s odd about this is that their whole reality is still black and white, which makes the helicopter’s red and gold colors significantly stand out. Additionally, at the end of the second episode, some say that the beekeeper who climbed out of the manhole also had the S.W.O.R.D. logo on their back, but it hasn’t been confirmed.

Lastly, in the third episode that streamed yesterday, Wanda questioned Geraldine’s necklace that resembled S.W.O.R.D.’s symbol as well. Geraldine was later seen being kicked out of the “barrier” of this reality. As she lay on the ground, cars and soldiers surrounded her, which could possibly be from S.W.O.R.D.’s facility.

So far, S.W.O.R.D.’s intentions for Wanda are pretty unclear. In some instances, like the toy helicopter, it seems as though they are trying to get Wanda to notice them and bring her out of this “world”. In other ways, it seems like they could just be monitoring her, or, if Wanda¬†is the one who created this reality (most likely due to her grief from Vision’s death in Infinity War) they could be controlling the situation and trying to get her out. Another theory is that an unknown force has created this fake world, trapping Wanda in it, and S.W.O.R.D. is trying to stop them.

 

The Commercials Hint At Wanda’s Past

There are speculations that the Toast Mate 2000 and Strucker Watch commercials were nods to Wanda and her past. In the Toast Mate 2000 advertisement created by Stark Industries, the ominous ticking and red blinker (which happened to be the first addition of color in the black and white show) is a reference to Avengers: Age of Ultron, and how she and her brother, Pietro, ended up with Hydra. In the movie, it was said that Stark Industries developed the bombs that killed Wanda’s parents, and left the children waiting as still as they could, because the ticking bomb would have gone off with any slight change in pressure.

In the Strucker Watch commercial, the Swiss accessory bears the Hydra logo, with the octopus and skull, and makes more ticking sounds. This references the Hydra leader, Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker, who dangerously experimented on Wanda and Pietro with Loki’s scepter (which had the Mind Stone), and gave them powers. Once again, Wanda’s traumatic past has been brought up in another commercial. This could hint at the theory that Hydra is behind this fake world and holding Wanda captive, but these advertisements could be hinting at something else entirely.

 

Agent Woo on the Radio

It is basically confirmed that Agent Jimmy Woo, who, in the comics, was an FBI agent that was later promoted to join S.H.I.E.L.D., is the one calling Wanda’s name through the radio. Many Marvel fans have recognized his voice when he says, “Who’s doing this to you, Wanda?” The way this question was phrased seems to hint at the fact that Wanda is not the creator of this fake reality, but that idea is still up in the air. For those who might not remember, in Ant-Man and the Wasp, Agent Woo was an FBI agent assigned to be Scott Lang’s parole officer, and attempted to make sure that Scott stayed at home.

 

Geraldine is Monica Rambeau

A confirmed theory that has circled the internet is the idea that Geraldine is actually Monica Rambeau. For Marvel fans who have been keeping up with the movies, Monica Rambeau is the daughter of Maria Rambeau, former Air Force pilot, and best friends with Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel). Captain Marvel is set in the ’90s, so that means Monica has already grown up and most likely joined S.W.O.R.D. post-Endgame in WandaVision. Monica seems to be one of the only ones, besides Wanda herself, to know about the real-life outside of this fake reality when she brings up the fact that Ultron killed Pietro. Monica could have been in this sitcom-world to monitor Wanda, or maybe even try to get her out. Although she was recently thrown out of the “bubble”, it’s likely that we’ll see more of her in the following episodes.

 

Episodes Based on Popular Sitcoms

Each episode of WandaVision so far has been based on popular sitcoms that took place in the years in which each of the episodes took place. The first episode was derived from The Dick Van Dyke Show, the second episode featured aspects from Bewitched, and the most recent episode included some of The Brady Bunch themes. So, it looks like we’ll be seeing more of these sitcom references in future episodes.

 

Since the premiere of WandaVision, many questions are being asked, and not a lot of answers are resolving them. Hopefully, we’ll learn more in the upcoming episodes. Tune in to WandaVision every Friday to catch even more tantalizing clues!