Spoiler alert! The 1990s and 2000s were in the spotlight of this new episode of WandaVision, in which many easter eggs awaited us once again.
Episode 6 of WandaVision, which we have reviewed, shed light on the true intentions of several characters. SWORD has proven not to be such an upright organization, while Wanda seems increasingly confused as to what is going on at Westview. What a little more confirm the theories according to which the Scarlet Witch of the MCU would not act alone, and would have perhaps even made a pact with the Devil. While waiting to discover the surprises that episode 7 of WandaVision, What if we come back to these new easter eggs that you shouldn’t miss in episode 6?
An episode inspired by Malcolm
The credits of the Malcolm series – Credit (s): Fox
If the previous sitcoms that inspired WandaVision maybe didn’t mean anything to you, because rather anchored in the American culture, that of episode 6 should be familiar to you. Besides, you may have recognized the very particular style of the credits and the way the twins have to address the camera directly. WandaVision was indeed inspired by the cult series Malcolm, even going so far as to copy the style of the curtains.
Did you know ? Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Evan Peters aren’t just linked thanks to the character of Pietro Maximoff. The two also starred together in a superhero movie of a different genre, the comedy Kick-Ass. While Aaron Taylor-Johnson played a teenager trying to become a vigilante, Evan Peters played his best friend. A reference to the film seems to have crept in at the end of a dialogue between Wanda, Billy, Tommy and Pietro, in which the expression kick-ass is repeated twice in the original version.
Darcy’s role in Thor
When Darcy, Jimmy and Monica stand up to Agent Hayward once again, the latter condescends and doesn’t seem to take them seriously. He even asks who the sassy of the gang is. A remark that undoubtedly refers to the clichés of sitcoms, but which also works for the character of Darcy in the franchise Thor, who plays a similar role in the first two films.
Halloween costumes worn by Wanda, Vision, Pietro, Tommy (Speed) and Billy (Wiccan) are directly inspired by those worn by these same characters in the comics. With the exception of course of Tommy who wears exactly the same as Pietro.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
When recalling the events that previously took place in the series, the images of Pietro’s death in Avengers: Age of Ultron are shown, but this is not the only reference to the second installment on the Avengers. In the last part of the episode Pietro compliments Wanda on what she has done with Westview. He tells her that the result is a far cry from the nightmares she may have given people in the past, and the red things she was pushing out of her fingers. This is a reference to Scarlet Witch’s actions in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and in particular to the nightmarish visions that she made the Avengers see using her powers, symbolized by curls of red energy.
The famous replica of Maverick in Top Gun – Credit (s): Paramount Pictures
Before leaving at lightning speed with Tommy, Pietro exclaims “I feel the need for speed”, before clapping his nephew’s hand. A reply and a gesture that are reminiscent of those of the character of Maverick, played by Tom Cruise in the cult film Top Gun.
Billy and Tommy: future Young Avengers?
In episode 6, the twins demonstrated their powers. Billy has similar ones to Wanda’s, while his brother Tommy is blessed with super speed, like his uncle Pietro. In the comics they call themselves Wiccan and Speed respectively. They are part of Young Avengers, a team of young superheroes who could soon form in the MCU thanks to Ant-Man 3. Watching them use their superpowers the way they do, you also start to think they’re real.
A well thought-out choice of films
While Pietro and Wanda stay in the city center and chat, behind them a cinema can be seen in which the films are shown. The four of us and The Incredibles. These two titles were of course not chosen at random, the first being a film with two twins who try to fix their parents, like Billy and Tommy, while the second centers on a family of superheroes, children. to parents.
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