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Speak about a midseason recast! The fifth episode of WandaVision brings in a shock within the form of Wanda’s long-lost twin brother, Pietro. He made his first and final look in Avengers: Age of Ultron when he was launched alongside his twin sister earlier than he met his finish in the course of the battle of Sokovia. Pietro’s return would have shocked followers no matter different circumstances due to his dying (though that hasn’t stopped Imaginative and prescient), however it’s his face that actually stunned us. Aaron Taylor-Johnson beforehand performed him, however in WandaVision’s fifth episode, Evan Peters portrays Wanda’s massive brother. Is it a easy recast to mess with followers or might it result in a lot greater issues within the MCU.
Peters shouldn’t be unfamiliar with the Quicksilver mantle. The American Horror Story actor performed Peter Maximoff for Fox’s X-Males franchise, a personality completely faraway from the MCU’s lore. He did not have a twin sister, come from Sokovia, or resemble his MCU counterpart in any manner, which is smart contemplating how separate the 2 franchises stored all the pieces. However with Peters enjoying the brand new Pietro – and with Disney having formally acquired Fox again in 2019 – it begs the query, is that this a case of X-Males and Avengers colliding, or is it simply as Darcy Lewis appropriately put it, a recast of Wanda’s brother?
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Every little thing has been pointing to Wanda being in command of Westview all the way down to what folks do and say, which is why Darcy asks if the previous Sokovian recast her brother in her sitcom life. However even Wanda appears to be like shocked at his look, all the way down to being struck speechless. She ultimately appears to understand he is her brother and welcomes him into her dwelling, however your entire scene alludes to her having no concept how he got here to be. She even stated to Imaginative and prescient when the doorbell rang that she hadn’t carried out it. Which means nonetheless Pietro got here to Westview, it wasn’t by her hand. We have theorized that Wanda is not in complete management of her state of affairs earlier than, but when nothing else, this example alerts that there are different plans at work right here than Wanda simply making an attempt to make a house with Imaginative and prescient.
The sixth episode, title “A Halloween Particular,” solely results in extra questions on who precisely the Westview model of Pietro is. He is extraordinarily self-aware in relation to what Wanda is doing in Westview, even breaking the fourth wall to speak about the place Wanda’s been hiding the youngsters and what his function is in Wanda’s world. When Wanda asks why he appears to be like totally different, he cannot fairly reply however poses the idea that it is as a result of she would not wish to be absolutely reminded of actuality in her good world.
Throughout episode 5, Jimmy requested what the true identities of Wanda’s sons are. Monica answered by explaining the youngsters are actually Wanda and Imaginative and prescient’s. So, is that this Pietro actually Pietro, or is he somebody plucked from the road to masquerade as Wanda’s twin brother? Episode six actually makes it appear to be he is truly Pietro. He remembers being shot throughout Age of Ultron and, for a quick second, Wanda sees a ghastly model of Pietro riddled with bullet holes. If it is the latter, the place did he come from, and who modified his reminiscences? Why would Wanda settle for him as her brother when she is aware of what her brother appears to be like like? And who’s he actually? The obvious concept is Peter Maximoff from one other world, but when that have been true, then how did he get to Westview? If this Pietro is a totally new entity of magic like Wanda’s son, will he disappear as they’re doomed to? Why was he created? Who created him?
So many questions! We’ll have to attend for extra WandaVision to get concrete solutions, however for proper now, all we all know is that there is a new Pietro on the town. Let’s hope he is as much as one thing good.