Check each week for updated NOT spoiler-free easter eggs.
Greetings, fellow WandaVision addicts! I’m Merryana Salem and each week I will be updating this article with each and every worthy easter egg tucked away in plain sight in Disney Plus’ new series, WandaVision.
A big warning ahead for spoilers. This easter egg explainer is not spoiler-free, got it? Great! Let’s go!
Episode One: ‘Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience’
Stark Industries Toaster
Each episode of WandaVision appears to have a phony era-appropriate commercial, but something isn’t quite right. Each of these commercials appears to have wider connections to the MCU. I
n the series’ first episode, we’re treated to an advertisement for a toaster. A Stark Industries toaster. The very same Stark Industries created by Howard Stark, Tony’s father. If you listen carefully, the toaster actually makes the same sound as Iron Man’s suit when a new weapon prepares to fire.
Okay hear me out..What if they are also calling Vision “A Toaster made by Stark” 😭💀😂.#WandaVision pic.twitter.com/CEDJA6j86F
— cherry | stanning WandaVision rn (@LokixWishes) January 20, 2021
Before the rest of Wanda and Vision’s disastrous dinner hosting shenanigans get fully underway in episode 1, Wanda confuses the evening’s significance marked on the calendar for it being her and Vision’s anniversary. So, when Vision’s boss and his bosses’ wife, Mr and Mrs Hart, call on the house for dinner, Wanda believes it’s her husband and slinks up behind Mr Hart and flirtatiously puts her hands over his eyes.
Vision, trying to save the evening, explains off Wanda’s greeting as a traditional part of her Sokovian heritage. Sokovia is where Wanda and her brother Pietro are originally from, and is the city destroyed in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It’s a nice callback to Wanda’s MCU origins that also makes for a charming little giggle when Mrs Hart imitates the greeting.
Episode 2: ‘Don’t Touch That Dial’
This one’s for all you comic-heads out there. In episode 2’s fabulous animated opening credits that call back to Bewitched, there’s an advertisement for Bova milk. In the comics, Bova is a sentient cow that delivered Wanda and her brother as babies.
WANDAVISION SPOILERS––––IN THE 60’S INTRO IN THE SUPERMARKET THERE’S A SIGN FOR “BOVA MILK” – IN THE COMICS BOVA WAS A WOMAN EVOLVED FROM A COW BY THE HIGH EVOLUTIONARY WHO LOOKED AFTER WANDA AND PIETRO WHEN THEY WERE BABIES pic.twitter.com/bFNVa2xPQU
— kate! ❄️ (@k8kattt) January 16, 2021
The Strucker Commercial
Just like in episode 1, WandaVision‘s second episode has a commercial oozing with easter eggs. Episode 2’s commercial is for Strucker watches, and there’s a notable Hydra logo right there on the face. Strucker is the name of the Hydra operative experimenting on The Maximoff twins and holding them hostage in Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘s mid-credits scene. It’s a sneaky reference to the first moment MCU fans laid eyes on Wanda.
The Stucker – ‘Stucker will make Time for you’
With a Hydra Logo on it – The HYDRA scientist was responsible for experimenting on the Maximoff twins, confining them in his research base and subjecting them to all sorts of tests to bring about the “age of miracles.” pic.twitter.com/mVKoqDEmq3
— Marvel Stans Telugu (@Marvel_Stans) January 16, 2021
The Toy Helicopter & SWORD Logo
The toy helicopter Wanda finds crashed into her rose garden is not only in jarring technicolour, but also bares the SWORD logo. We discussed SWORD’s origins and Geraldine’s possible connection to them before, but in short– In the comics, S.W.O.R.D is a sister agency of S.H.I.E.L.D, and the acronym stood for Sentient World Observation and Response Department.
SWORD deals with aliens, and alternate worlds and timelines. However, in WandaVision, we see they’re known as Sentient Weapon Observation and Response Division. We also see SWORD’s logo on the beekeeper-like figure that rises from a manhole in the road, and on a screen monitor showing the credits at the episode’s end.
Hit us with your #WandaVision theories so far 💡⤵️ pic.twitter.com/8HsmLlXexk
— Fandom (@getFANDOM) January 20, 2021
Episode 3: ‘Now in Color’
Yet another mention of Hydra in one of WandaVision‘s strange commercial breaks, but ‘Hydra Soak’ soap, however, holds a little more significance for Agents of Shield fans. In Agents of Shield, Coulson (more affectionately known by Thor as “son of Coul”), references a blue soap sold by Hydra that keeps the public docile with false memories. It would appear we have another allusion to Wanda’s reality being false.
#WandaVision SPOILERS‼‼––It is literally THAT BLUE SOAP. Coulson knows what’s up! #AgentsofShield Nation wya?!!?!?! pic.twitter.com/6TwhHFXgfK
— cherry | stanning WandaVision rn (@LokixWishes) January 22, 2021
Cracks begin to show in Wanda’s domestic goddess demeanour when she notices a pendant around Geraldine’s neck. The silver necklace is the same sword symbol as the one we saw on the beekeeper, the helicopter and the monitor.
Pietro, Ultron & Geraldine’s Exit From West View
This one is not so much an easter egg as it is a direct reference to Wanda’s life. After giving birth to a set of twins, Wanda tells Geraldine that she is a twin, and mentions her brother Pietro. This is the first time Pietro has been mentioned in the MCU since he died in Age of Ultron. After she mentions him, she begins singing in Sokovian to the twins.
🗡️ Catch up on the third episode of Marvel Studios’ #WandaVision, now streaming on @DisneyPlus. 🗡️ pic.twitter.com/7qDPYh7lr4
— WandaVision (@wandavision) January 27, 2021
But when Geraldine mentions that Pietro was killed by Ultron, something in Wanda very clearly snaps, and she literally throws Geraldine out of her reality bubble. Geraldine lands flat on her back and is quickly surrounded by cars printed with SWORD’s logo as ‘Daydream Believer’ plays out to the credits.
There’s a lot to unpack here; from the confirmation that Wanda’s sitcom-inspired reality is a physical space one can be thrown from to the confirmation of SWORD’s involvement in maintaining that reality to SWORD’s confirmed connection to Geraldine.
Billy, Tommy & the Young Avengers
It’s unclear whether the twins’ names are pleasant easter eggs for Marvel comics fans or a genuine introduction of Wanda and Vision’s children into the MCU, but while I am here geeking out we may as well discuss. In episode 3, Wanda miraculously gives birth to twins her and Vision name, Billy and Tommy.
Billy and Tommy are Wanda and Vision’s children in the comics. They grow up to become Wiccan and Speed (technically their souls are reincarnated but we don’t have the time to unpack that version of events). Wiccan and Speed are prominent members of the Young Avengers.
#WandaVision ep 3 has opened the door for sm in the mcu this is so exciting. PIETRO ! BILLY ! TOMMY ! pic.twitter.com/1cBMlvUVax
— nic 👽 (@nicsvigilante) January 22, 2021
A number of Young Avengers teammates are set to be introduced on Disney+ over the next few years. Most notably Kate Bishop, who will be played by Hailee Steinfeld, will be introduced in the Hawkeye series coming next year.
Episode 4: We Interrupt This Transmission
Childhood Memories & Revisiting The Snap
In a break from our usual programming, episode 4 opens with Monica Rambeau returning from Thanos’ snap. In a reversed version of what we saw at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, Monica’s molecules are coming back together. As this is happening, we hear audio from Captain Marvel, specifically the scene where Carol (Brie Larson) calls Monica, “Lieutenant Trouble.” We also hear Monica’s mum, Maria’s voice talking about protecting Monica.
I really loved seeing the impact of the snap on more people. And then they had to go break all our hearts. 💔😭#MonicaRambeau pic.twitter.com/M9PwCsi8st
— Matthew Woolbright (@MatthewWoolbrig) January 29, 2021
The scene that follows sees a further revisiting of the snap. Monica wanders through a medical facility with people snapping back all around her. Much like we did in Spiderman: Far From Home, WandaVision is giving us a glimpse of what Thanos’ snap and its reversal felt like for everyone.
Maria Rambeau & SWORD
This episode sees us finally getting some answers about SWORD, the organisation behind the mysterious symbol seen on the helicopter and beekeeper in previous episodes. We learn they are indeed the Sentient Weapon Observation Response Division, and that they were founded by Monica’s another, Maria.
As Monica walks into SWORD’s headquarters, there is a plaque of her mum, Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch), commemorating her as SWORD’s founder. The plaque also has her nickname “photon” that we heard in Captain Marvel. Sadly, it also confirms Maria is dead. Fans have already been drawing parallels between Maria and Peggy Carter, who founded SHIELD.
I love how the kid from Captain Marvel, the FBI agent from Ant Man & the Wasp, & the love interest’s sidekick from Thor are trying to figure out why the secondary villain from AoU can’t get over the death of the lab assistant from the Iron Man trilogy
— Lunwi (@Lunwi88) January 30, 2021
Agent Jimmy Woo & the Card Trick
Adding to the list of familiar faces reintroduced in this episode, we have FBI Agent Jimmy Woo. Agent Woo was last seen in Ant-Man and The Wasp, in which he was Scott Lang’s (Paul Rudd) parole officer, keeping Scott house-bound as federal punishment for Scott’s involvement in the events of Captain America: Civil War.
In a nice nod to the last time we saw him, Agent Woo introduces himself to Monica with a card trick. It’s the same card trick he was trying (and failing) to learn throughout Ant-Man and the Wasp.
#JimmyWoo with the ultimate MCU character development 🪄 😂 #WandaVision pic.twitter.com/N5Dt1tGiea
— Marvel Facts (@MarveIFacts) January 30, 2021
The Westview Confirmation
Episode four laid a lot of much needed contextual groundwork, letting us know where and when WandaVision is set. The series takes place 3 weeks after the “blip” of people returning from Thanos’ snap.
More importantly, we learn that Wanda and Vision are living in Westview, New Jersey. As Monica learns when she travels there, Westview did not exist 3 weeks ago and seems to be at the centre of multiple missing person cases. This is an interesting nod to the comics, as in the comics, Scarlet Witch and Vision headed to New Jersey to start a family.
Doctor Darcy Lewis
It’s been a long time since we saw Kat Dennings’ sassy Darcy in the MCU, which makes her appearance in WandaVision all the more utterly delightful. First appearing in Thor as Jane’s (Natalie Portman) intern, Darcy Lewis is now a Doctor in Astrophysics. SWORD summons her as part of a multi-field response to the Westview anomaly.
Doctor Lewis is teamed with Agent Woo for most of the episode. We learn that not only was it Agent Woo’s voice trying to contact Wanda through the radio but, Doctor Lewis was the one behind the idea. Darcy is also the one who discovers the TV broadcast frequency that we’ve been watching and was the person watching the monitor at the end of episode one.
U GUYS HEAR THAT?? THATS THE SOUND OF JIMMY WOO & DARCY LEWIS FRIENDSHIP SUPREMACY !!!!! #WandaVison pic.twitter.com/RcE5fUjbfr
— 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐞 ⎊ //wv spoilers! (@s_marvel_ous) January 29, 2021
A LOT of early episodes’ questions answered…
We now have explanations for the mysterious beekeeper figure, the helicopter, ‘Geraldine,’ and who the rest of the residents are in WandaVision. To start off with, we learn that the technicolour helicopter Wanda found in her garden in the second episode is one of the many drones SWORD sent into the force field surrounding Westview.
SWORD is literally us rn#WandaVision pic.twitter.com/swb4yjp6a8
— Will (@WoodyoncpFilms) January 30, 2021
The beekeeper figure was also a manifestation of SWORD’s attempts to enter Westview via the sewers. It was not a beekeeper suit, but a hazmat suit. Meanwhile, ‘Geraldine’ (aka Monica) like most of the residents of Westview were people who were unlucky enough to get sucked into Wanda’s reality.
Which leads us to the biggest confirmation, that Westview is a closed reality created and maintained by Wanda, populated with missing people who have been sucked into her domestic fantasy with Vision. When the episode finally catches up to where the previous one left off, we see Wanda quite literally throw ‘Geraldine’ out of Westview. Lying on the ground outside the force field, Monica simply says, “it’s all Wanda.”
“What is outside of Westview?” Experience an all-new episode of Marvel Studios’ #WandaVision, now streaming on @DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/cjHq7f8rGv
— WandaVision (@wandavision) January 29, 2021
Finally, the most disturbing imagery in the series so far is seen after we see Wanda cast Monica out of Westview. Clearly losing her grip on the reality she has created, Wanda looks at Vision and instead of seeing his normal face, sees the rotting flesh of his dead body. His discolouration, along with the gouge in his head matches with that of his dead body, after Wanda was forced to kill him in Avengers: Infinity War.
#WandaVision spoilers –––this parallel is making me sob my eyes out pic.twitter.com/CxO4IZmzjw
— joni ✵ (@spideysbrie) January 30, 2021
It’s nothing short of heartbreaking to have the confirmation that Wanda has created this whole reality to give her and Vision the life they were robbed of. If her reaction to Monica is anything to go by, hell will hath no fury greater than Wanda Maximoff when her bubble is eventually burst.
A reminder that a new episode of WandaVision streams every Friday from 7pm AEDT on Disney Plus. This post will be updated with MCU easter eggs and references after every episode.
Merryana Salem is a proud Wonnarua and Lebanese–Australian writer, critic, teacher, researcher and podcaster on most social media as @akajustmerry. If you want, check out her podcast, GayV Club where she gushes about LGBT rep in media with her best friend. Either way, she hopes you ate something nice today.