We know that Wandavision will tie into the idea of the MCU multiverse, to be introduced in detail by the sequel Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness (the clue is in the title!). More clues are held elsewhere.
First of all in the studio blurb:
“Set in the 1950s, WandaVision will follow the story of Elizabeth Olson and Paul Bettany’s superhero characters Scarlet Witch and Vision in a classic sitcom style as the two super-powered beings live out their ideal suburban lives. They soon begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.“
Then there is the casting. Kat Dennings will reprise her role as Darcy Lewis from the Thor movies. There she got a crash course into the science as magic weirdness inherent in the MCU.
Also Randall Park returns as FBI Agent Jimmy Woo. Why would these two characters from the present day be around a 50s set show? Multiverse reasons!
Exactly how far they may be willing to push this multiverse idea becomes clear with the news of some additional casting today. X-Men and American Horror Story actor Evan Peters has signed and his role is said to be key.
What makes it more intriguing is who he played in X-Men. He played Quicksilver, who every comic fan knows is the brother of the WandaVision lead character Wanda Maximoff AKA the Scarlett Witch (Elisabeth Olsen).
Yet Quicksilver has already appeared in the MCU, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson. He died in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
So is this where it happens? Will WandaVision support Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness to introduce the idea of new actors playing multiverse versions of existing characters?
So effectively any MCU actor could be recast by somebody cheaper? At any time? That ought to keep a few agents on their toes at contract renewal time!