After this toaster from Stark Industries, which is a spoiler in itself, there are plenty of other spoilers for WandaVision! You’ve been warned! Enjoy the toaster.
First, congratulations on the Toaster commercials. Vision is often referred to as a toaster in comic books and by fans on the internet. So they literally put a Stark Industries toaster in front of us, just like Vision – more or less, remember it started as JARVIS – and that toaster even made a little Iron Man noise when it started. Another advertisement was for the Strucker watch and referred to how Wolfgang von Strucker of the Hydra unlocked Wanda’s powers by using the spirit stone in Loki’s scepter. Somehow it all tickles like this existence in a sitcom springs from the mind of Wanda, the mind of Vision, or both, when the same actors appear in both places. Are they important?
Other little Easter eggs came at the end of the episode when we realized it’s actually a sitcom set in the MCU – and there were some names in the credits that are probably meaningless, but certainly meaningful – like director Abe Brown. Abe Brown was a student at the Midtown School of Science and Technology with our boy Peter Parker. We know he wasn’t captured by Thanos, so he’s already at least five years older, and maybe more depending on when that happens, so he could already be out of college and working in the film industry.
(Photo: Sony Pictures & Marvel Studios / Spider-Man: Homecoming)
Babs Digby could also be a reference to Jonathan Digby, the comic book character who worked for Hart Consolidated in the Marvel Comics universe. Vision runs on Hart’s IT services at WandaVision….. Probably just a funny nod.
Now, citing our tinfoil covers, Sammy Addison and Katie Collins were also in those fake credits. Maybe references to Addison Falk and Laurie Collins, aka Grey King and Wallflower, aka a few X-Men characters? The Grey King is made with nanotechnology and the Bellflower can control people’s moods, so these characters may not come into play, but these two details could definitely be a factor.
Agnes Catherine Hahn, who said dinner could be ready in no time. Was she trying to induce PTSD in Wanda and redirect us to Thanos snapping her fingers and wiping out half the universe, including Wanda, shortly after she killed the Vision for good?
In episode 2, Wanda and Vision are busy, which is probably why Wanda is pregnant at the end of the episode. We’re not going to go into detail because it’s literally mechanical and I have no answers.
They presented a magic show titled Glamour and Illusion, two characters from the 1985 comic book Vision and Scarlet Witch, directed by Steve Englehart. Glamour and Illusion were the stage names of Ilya and Glynis Zarkov, a pair of metahumans who wanted to fit in and live a normal life. So they pretended to be witches in case their powers took over.
There’s a lot going on for the kids in this episode, in the cult reactions to Dottie and to the talent show, which seems to suggest that this whole series is a way to protect the lives of Wanda’s kids who might somehow be in danger in the real world? Not to mention what Dottie says: The devil is in the details, and Agnes says: That’s not the only place he is. I know we all think Agnes Katherine Hahn is really Agatha Harkness, but just in case it’s too obvious, I think there’s a chance Emma Caulfield’s Dottie is really Agatha Harkness and is somehow an agent of Mephisto. The commercial for episode 1 also had 666 on the toaster, which could be a reference to Mephisto and hell.
(Photo: Marvel Studios / WandaVision)
The Truman Show comes at times like Teyona Parris, Monica Rambo’s sitcom character, Geraldine, who seriously wonders what she’s doing here and points out that she and others are playing for some reason. It gets even stranger when the strange beekeeper emerges from the ground and watches Wanda until she rejects him in her show and returns for a moment before this reality becomes a continuum. Beekeeper carries the SWORD logo, suggesting that Nick Fury has managed to build a space SHIELD after we last saw him in space during Spider-Man : Away from the domestic scene after the credits. There is also the SWORD logo in the last moment of the first episode when someone is watching the WandaVision series. But the beekeeper costume could mean that AIM, Advanced Idea Mechanics, has somehow returned to the MCU, as AIM’s grumpy soldiers are also called beekeepers.
One thing that seems important is the remote control. Vision took over and essentially completed the series in the first episode, and was also present when the series shifted to a new era for episode 2. Normally you can change channels, speeds or volumes with the remote control from the outside of the TV, but it seems that WandaVision is controlled from the inside.
What Easter eggs and links did you discover in the first two episodes of WandaVision? Post them in the comments or send them to me on Instagram! Check out the Phase Zero podcast to hear more theories, news and exclusive interviews from Marvel.