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‘WandaVision’ director spills the tea on the aerospace engineer

Who was the aerospace engineer? I guess we’ll never know

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Paul Bettany as Vision and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in “WandaVision.”

Paul Bettany as Vision and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in “WandaVision.”

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“WandaVision” director Matt Shakman recently revealed a few more details about the mysterious aerospace engineer character, who was mentioned but never shown in the show.

What’s going on?

Shakman said in an interview with ComicBook.com that he loved all of the fan theories that came out about the show, finding them all encouraging and helpful.

  • “The single tear down every fan’s cheek, I know. Aerospace engineers and the like ... I have been so taken by the passionate interest in the show. And I love the memes they have created, the TikTok videos, the theories. I mean my gosh, the people making these theories are more creative than I am, so thank you. There’s a lot of wonderful response to it and for those who get a little bit disappointed week to week, mea culpa, mea culpa. Mea maxima culpa.”

When asked about his favorite theory, he said the “aerospace engineer” kind of sticks out.

  • “No, I mean, certainly the amount of passion around the aerospace engineer certainly was one that was pretty great. I mean, sure, it would’ve been great if Reed Richards had showed up with that rover, that would have been pretty great,” he said.

Context

In “WandaVision,” there was a lot of hype around the aerospace engineer character. It began when Monica Rambeau mentioned her aerospace engineer friend — a man — who would help her get into Westview. Soon after, a team of soldiers showed up to help her, but we never got any mention of the aerospace engineer. Instead, we got a female major who called all the shots, a sign that the aerospace engineer was someone different.

There were some theories it might be Reed Richards, the real name of Mr. Fantastic of the Fantastic Four, and that he would be played by John Krasinski.

But — leading up to the series finale — director Shakman told Entertainment Weekly that fans with major theories will be disappointed, a sign that an answer would never come.

Could we find out?

Yes. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has a way of bringing things back around, so it wouldn’t be totally shocking to see the aerospace engineer character return down the road.