“WandaVision” is proven to be a hit series for Marvel fans, but episode 5 just heightened the hype even more.
At the end of the episode, we see Wanda’s shocked expression when the person who sounded the doorbell was her own twin brother Pietro, aka Quicksilver.
Fans were expecting Aaron-Taylor Johnson to reprise the role, but instead, it was Evan Peters playing Quicksilver from the 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men”, which takes place outside the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). There is still no confirmation on whether the Fox versions of the “X-Men” films are connected to MCU, but it seems apparent that it might actually be the case.
With that out of the way, Peters’ role as Quicksilver gives us some interesting theories as to how his appearance came about in “WandaVision”. Here’s what fans and viewers alike can take from his sudden appearance:
1. Wanda subconsciously brought Pietro back to life
Because Wanda looked surprised upon seeing her brother in Westview, viewers can tell that it was never her intention to resurrect him. Although, she did mention him several times when telling her two children that Pietro was just “far away from here”.
Those recent thoughts in her head might had brought her brother to Westview subconsciously. But because of Pietro’s death and Wanda’s inability to resurrect people from the dead, especially her brother, she may have just brought Pietro from Fox’s X-Men universe to Westview instead. Perhaps a different dimension in the Multiverse?
2. Agnes was the one who brought back Quicksilver
Kathryn Hahn’s Agnes could be the one who brought Quicksilver to Westview instead of Wanda. A theory circulating around the show is that Agnes could be Agatha Harkness from the Marvel comics, who is a sorceress closely linked to Scarlet Witch. She is the one who taught Wanda how to control her powers better.
If Agnes is truly Agatha Harkness, then her existence in Westview is purposeful and Quicksilver might help her out in solving her purpose. Agatha probably saw Scarlet Witch as someone who could threaten reality and tried to stop Wanda upon entering Westview. Vision may not have the strength to snap Wanda out of her manipulative phase, so Agatha believed that Wanda’s brother could be the one to do it. This is due to how Wanda’s connection with Pietro is inseparable.
3. Pietro was sent by Doctor Strange to help Wanda
Doctor Strange might be trying to help Wanda and attempts to do so by bringing in a different version of Pietro from another dimension to help Wanda heal her wounds and suffering after the events from “Endgame”.
Again as mentioned before, if Agnes is actually Agatha Harkness, then she is probably the one who somehow contacted Doctor Strange and now both are cooperating to break free of Westview from Wanda’s control. Because of Wanda’s inability to resurrect the dead, having an alternative version of Pietro was a safer choice.
4. Evan Peters’ Quicksilver could be Wanda’s villain
“WandaVision” has spawned some theories of who might be the villain disguising or hiding in plain sight to keep an eye out for Wanda. Fans have pointed out that the neighbourhood’s queen bee Dottie, played by Emma Caulfield Ford, could be the disguised real villain.
But due to Dottie’s absence from the recent episodes, Evan Peters’ version of Pietro could be the villain’s new identity. Wanda has shown her recklessness in dealing with her powers in the fifth episode. The villain is planning their next move by bringing someone who remains familiar and very dear to Wanda, which is her brother Pietro.
5. Mephisto or Nightmare could be the villain
Mephisto is a demon able to create illusions, manipulate memories, and even changing time. Moreover, he can shape-shift. All of these are pretty fitting to the happenings surrounding “WandaVision”. Disguising as Quicksilver could prove to be a great strategy to bring Wanda down or Mephisto can simply just control or use him as a messenger instead.
Another possible villain is Nightmare, a demonic entity and ruler of the Nightmare Realm in the Dream Dimension. Nightmare spends his time torturing various heroes from the Marvel comics and is one of Doctor Strange’s mortal enemies. Since “WandaVision” will tie into “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”, Nightmare could be the best option as the series’ villain. He is probably using Pietro as a way to get close to Wanda; similar to Mephisto’s tactics. We shall see if either of these villains could be who Wanda will face in the near future.
Keep in mind, there are many other theories spawned online regarding Evan Peters’ return as Quicksilver. The possibilities are endless.