(Spoiler alert!) Think you’ve spotted all the easter eggs and hidden references in episode 7 of WandaVision? Now is the time to check it out!
Episode 7 of WandaVision, which we have reviewed, marked a turning point in the MCU series, and not the least. We finally know who is behind the many events taking place in Westview, such as the surprise arrival of Pietro version X-Men from Fox. Sadder and even less nice, we also know who killed poor little Sparky. This is all the work of one person: Agatha Harkness. If many clues about Agnes’s true identity have undoubtedly been disseminated many times in the series, this episode 7 of WandaVision includes new easter eggs and other references that should absolutely not be missed.
Inspiration from Modern Family and The Office
WandaVision still draws inspiration from famous American sitcoms. This week it’s the ones who use interviews to illustrate the thoughts of their characters that have been in the spotlight, like The Office or Modern Family. WandaVision went so far as to copy the latter’s stairs.
The Truman Show
As Vision and Darcy do their best to reach downtown and find Wanda, unforeseen obstacles keep in their way. A sequence reminiscent of the film The Truman Show, released in 1998, in which the daily life of the character played by Jim Carrey is altered by the director of the series in which he is stuck.
Monica Rambeau’s transformation
This episode 7 was notably marked by the transformation of Monica Rambeau into a new superheroine. This was the opportunity to have, as in episode 4 of WandaVision, a new reference to Captain Marvel. Dialogue from the film is heard once again, including a line from Nick Fury in which he mentions that she can fly away once she shines as Aunt Carol. When Monica finally crosses the Hexagon barrier, her vision is also transformed. This is a direct reference to her powers in the comics, in which she is called Captain Marvel, Spectrum or Photon, and can transform into any form of energy.
2001, a space odyssey
Let’s stay a little longer on Monica Rambeau’s transformation. One of the shots that make up the sequence during which she tries to enter the Hexagon using a rover recalls a passage from the cult film 2001, a space odyssey.
Avengers Infinity War
In this episode 7, it is a Wanda at the end of the roll who decides to eat a bowl of cereal to cheer up. However, the brand she chooses is quite special. It is indeed Sugar Snaps, in reference to the famous snap of Thanos in Avengers Infinity War. The snap that started it all, or rather destroyed, ultimately.
The credits of this new episode are partly inspired by that of the sitcom Happy endings, produced by brothers Joe and Anthony Russo, the directors ofAvengers Infinity War and Endgame.
In each episode of WandaVision, its advertising. This week’s one was for Nexus pills. Behind this name would hide not one, but several possible references to the Marvel universe. Nexus could in particular designate the existence of Nexus beings, of which Wanda is a part in the comics, and which are unique in the multiverse. They influence the events that take place there, but also ensure its stability.
A tribute to Stan Lee
The numbers on the license plate shown during the episode’s introduction are far from being chosen at random. They indeed form Stan Lee’s date of birth, December 28, 1922 (12/28/22).
An episode centered on Wanda
From the introduction of the episode, we quickly realize that it is centered on Wanda. An intuition that is verified over the scenes, and in particular thanks to certain details such as the name of the radio station she listens to. This is WNDA, which refers to the first name of the superheroine.
A particular insect?
While Wanda is visiting Agnes, one of the shots in the sequence focuses on an insect hanging from the curtains. While it’s hard to pinpoint what little beast it is, it could be a clue as to Mephisto’s presence in Westview, or at least his involvement in the events unfolding there. Indeed, the latter sometimes takes the form of a fly in comics.
A book like no other
At the end of the episode, we finally discover that it is Agnes alias Agatha Harkness who is at the origin of the events of Westview. We then discover his secret landmark, in which is a visibly enchanted book. There is another character in the MCU who is well versed in mystical books: Doctor Strange. In the solo movie about the Sorcerer Supreme, many such works are shown to Stephen Strange. Could Agatha’s book also come from the famous Kamar-Taj library?
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