WandaVision: Who is the beekeeper? Maybe more than a Marvel Easter egg.
With the very first 2 episodes of WandaVision — the brand-new very first installation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe considering that 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From House — now on Disney Plus, Marvel fans are getting their very first taste of secret in a brand-new post-Endgame period.
At the start of the best, Wanda Maximoff and the Vision discover themselves in a rural paradise where they can live a pleased married life together so long as they handle to keep their superpowers a trick. Or is the town of Westview more than it appears? Well, obviously it is, this is a superhero story.
The very first 2 episodes of WandaVision haven’t exposed much as to what’s going on behind the scenes, however there was simply enough to tease smart comic readers. Let’s speak about what we saw.
[Ed. note: This piece contains spoilers for the first two episodes of WandaVision on Disney Plus.]
At this early point in the series’ nine-episode season, we still don’t understand a lot more than the marketed facility of WandaVision. However we do get tips that some force is observing Wanda and Vision’s comedy way of life. A crashed drone here, a mystical observer with a note pad there.
And After That there’s the beekeeper. In the last minutes of episode 2, Wanda and Vision see a guy in a beekeeper match — surrounded by a swarm of bees — climb up out of a manhole in the middle of their street in the middle of the night.
Unnerved, they freeze, till Wanda just states “No,” and truth appears to rewind to the pleased minute of adult awareness they ready to share prior to they were cut off.
Beekeeper matches indicate just one thing in Marvel comics tradition: the company called OBJECTIVE.
Time for some science
In Marvel comics, OBJECTIVE, or Advanced Concept Mechanics, is a company of scientists who turn down official concepts of principles and reward the pursuit of harmful understanding above all else. To put it simply, it’s a secret society of mad researchers. And you’ll understand them by their uniform: A brilliant yellow hazmat match with black detailing and a huge clear window on the hood. Fans and Marvel characters alike describe OBJECTIVE’s unlimited supply of henchmen as “beekeeper guys.”
OBJECTIVE has actually currently made one look in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as a company directed by researcher Aldrich Killian, who assisted establish the Extremis treatment that turned individuals into strolling bomb-soldiers. That was way back in 2013’s Iron Male 3, and we haven’t seen anything of OBJECTIVE considering that.
However, if we take comics tradition into account, WandaVision currently has one huge link to OBJECTIVE, both in Wanda’s MCU history, and in another element of the series: the commercials. Episode 2’s ad for Strucker watches is a nod to Wolfgang von Strucker, who we formerly saw in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
In the MCU, he’s the Hydra researcher who utilized Loki’s scepter to offer (or awaken) superpowers to Wanda and her sibling Pietro at the request of Hydra. In the comics, he’s the Hydra researcher who established OBJECTIVE as the research study and advancement arm of Hydra.
If the guy in the beekeeper match is certainly indicated to represent OBJECTIVE, Strucker makes a 2nd point of connection. WandaVision simply may be establishing an old MCU opponent of Tony Stark for a 2nd look — simply as Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings will provide for the 10 Rings company, which abducted Tony Stark all the method back in 2008’s Iron Male.
The field of tricks is still large open in WandaVision, however it promises that we need to keep our eyes peeled for the beekeeper person’s return.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.