WandaVision episode 8 after credits scene might be a long-teased cameo
WandaVision episode 8, “Previously On,” looks into all the backstory that fans of the series have actually been awaiting. Not just do audiences find out how Wanda ended up in Westview and brought Vision back into the image after the occasions of Endgame, we likewise get a peek of her youth in Sokovia and even more back to a time when Agatha Harkness initially utilized her real powers.
No spoilers (we’ll get to that), however the something anybody need to understand prior to viewing “Previously On” is that the 8th episode drops an important post-credits scene after the preliminary of credits. If you haven’t seen the episode yet, that’s all you require to understand in the meantime.
The minute has huge ramifications for next week’s ending — and, in a sly method, makes great on a tease that Vision star Paul Bettany’s been hanging in front of audiences for weeks.
[Ed. note: This piece contains spoilers for WandaVision episode 8.]
“Previously On” is a real info-dump / tee-up to what needs to be a timeless Marvel ending action setpiece. Initially, we see Agatha back in colonial days in what appears like a stake burning throughout the Salem witch trials, however is really simply a lot of witches zapping her to death for meddling dark magic! The plan backfires, and Agatha becomes the power-hungry Agatha we know from Westview.
With Wanda captured in her dungeon basement, Agatha spends most of the episode whisking the superhuman through her own memories to understand how she was able to conjure such a magnificent combination of mind control and transmutation. Her assertion: Wanda isn’t just a gifted telekinetic experimented on by HYDRA back throughout the events of Age of Ultron — her belief is that she’s an actual witch. In a sequence set during her childhood, which depicts the incident that set her on a course of anti-American terrorism, Wanda evidently uses real magic to stave off a Stark Industries missile that lands in her home in Sokovia. As Agatha puts it at the end of the episode, “You’re the Scarlet Witch.”
Though known by the moniker in the comics, no one in the MCU has actually referred to Wanda by that hero name. Now it’s the crux of the plot. But before Wanda can deal with that, we get a post-credit scene that brings Vision back into the picture.
As we learn in “Previously On,” the Vision we see in Westview is not “Real Vision” — he’s a completely new being conjured by Wanda’s unfathomable power. Real Vision is dead, and broken into bits in a SWORD lab. Wanda doesn’t steal his body as some assumed, meaning at some point there were two Visions in reality (despite one being made possible by the Mind Stone, a peak of known power in the universe).
In the last few episodes, Monica, Jimmy, and Darcy discovered a secret SWORD project, Cataract, overseen by director Tyler Hayward. The plan was to not actually track and decommission Vision, however in theory, revive the old version they had. Now it seems, by using remnants of Wanda’s own powers lifted from the spy drone, Hayward has done it.
In the post-credit moment, we see an all-white version of Vision come to life. Now there really are two Visions: One trapped in Westview (as seen talking to camera in episode 7) and one working for the people who want to eliminate Wanda.
“There is one character that has not been revealed,” Bettany told Esquire back in February. “And it is very exciting. It is an actor I’ve longed to work with all of my life. We have some amazing scenes together and I think the chemistry between us is extraordinary and fireworks on set.”
Many speculated on who that cameo might be — Benedict Cumberbatch stepping in as Doctor Strange? John Krasinski as a new Reed Richard from Fantastic Four? However now the answer seems clearer: the character might be … Paul Bettany himself, playing White Vision. In a world with 2 Visions, one can only assume that the 2 will have a possibility to satisfy in a most incredible style. This is called “cheeky British humor.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.