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The most recent episode of ‘WandaVision’ has a twist ending ... and it’s a huge deal

‘WandaVision’ ended with a return that actually means a lot when it comes to Marvel

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Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) and Jimmy Woo (Randall Park) in ‘WandaVision.’ What happened to Darcy and Jimmy before ‘WandaVision’ started? It’s unclear.

Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) and Jimmy Woo (Randall Park) in “WandaVision.”

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Warning: Spoilers for “WandaVision” episode 5 below.

The ending of the fifth episode of “WandaVision” had a cliffhanger that might have seemed confusing for some. But it’s actually a huge deal when you consider the Marvel Cinematic Universe and where it’s heading next.

What happened

The latest “WandaVision” episode ended with Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) opening her door to see a silver-haired young man standing in the doorway. He introduced himself as Pietro, the brother of Wanda who died in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Wanda had said previously in the episode that people can’t be brought back from the dead.

  • However, there was a noticeable difference. Her brother Pietro — who is the superhero Quicksilver — did not look the same as he did in “Age of Ultron.”
  • In fact, Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) said while watching the “episode” of “WandaVision” that Wanda had recast her brother with a different person. That’s because real-life actor Evan Peters replaced Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the role.

Why it matters

Evan Peters played Quicksilver in Fox’s X-Men franchise. But Quicksilver was played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” We get the sense that Wanda “recast” her brother Pietro at the end of the episode, which suggests that Peters will likely play the role moving forward.

  • This represents the first time someone from the X-Men franchise has joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Disney purchased 21st Century Fox and its film properties.
  • “This is the first major step for Marvel Studios incorporating elements of the X-Men franchise. Where it goes from here is anyone’s guess, but the stars of ‘WandaVision’ have seemingly been teasing this moment for a long time,” according to ComicBook.com.

Is this the ‘Luke Skywalker moment’?

“WandaVision” star Elizabeth Olsen recently told TVLine that the Disney+ Marvel show will have a “Luke Skywalker moment” — meaning a character from the past returns in the same way that Luke Skywalker returned at the end of “The Mandalorian” Season 2 finale.

Vision actor Paul Bettany told Black Girl Nerds that a surprise actor will make an appearance on the show, too. It’s unclear if he was referring to Peters, though.