WandaVision’s sword symbol connects to past and future Marvel movies
WandaVision’s distorted comedy life is still playing its Marvel Comics cards near its vest, sowing tips and enjoying really couple of validated truths.
However the most recent hinting in this week’s 3rd episode of the Disney Plus series indicate among the Marvel Universe’s the majority of out-of-this-world secret companies. And it simply may link to the future of Captain Marvel, Nick Fury, and the Skrull empire.
[Ed. note: This piece contains spoilers for WandaVision through episode 3.]
Episode 3 of WandaVision invests a lot more time with the character of Geraldine than previous episodes, as she befriends Wanda and assists provide her twin children. However other members of Westview remark that Geraldine is unusual, and brand-new to town. She’s unlike other people in another method too. So far she is the only one who seems to have memories of Wanda’s life as an Avenger.
Geraldine tells Wanda that she remembers when Ultron killed her brother Pietro, and Wanda becomes agitated and suspicious. We don’t see exactly what happens next, but the next time we see Geraldine, she’s ejected through a shimmering barrier surrounding Westview, as gun-toting, uniformed people surround her.
One of the things Wanda becomes suspicious of is Geraldine’s pendant, a teardrop with an upraised sword in it.
The mixture of sword imagery and a shadowy military group points in one direction for Marvel Comics fans: SWORD.
What is SWORD?
SWORD is the Sentient World Observation and Response Department. In other words, it’s a counterpart to SHIELD that focuses on extra-terrestrial threats — of which the Marvel Comics Universe has many.
The profile of SWORD does not loom as large as SHIELD’s in Marvel Comics history, though it did have a significant role to play in arcs like Secret Invasion, which just happens to be one of Marvel’s upcoming Disney Plus exclusive series.
Also, right now in the comics, SWORD has evolved into the space exploration and diplomacy arm of the mutant government of Krakoa. That’s such a recent development that it shouldn’t be expected that it’ll have any connection to WandaVision, even if Wanda and her brother Pietro used to be mutants in the comics. But it is cool.
What is SWORD doing in WandaVision?
How exactly has an organization that polices alien threats become connected with the Scarlet Witch, a super-powered human? That remains very unclear.
But, there is a very interesting direct link between them and “Geraldine.” Geraldine is played by Teyonah Parris, the actress who signed on to play an adult version of Monica Rambeau, the young girl who appeared in Captain Marvel. It seems likely that it’ll eventually be revealed that Geraldine and Monica are the same person. And if that’s true, you have your connection to aliens right there: Monica is a good friend of Captain Marvel, the most alien-experienced superhero on Earth.
Monica could also have kept in touch with Nick Fury since Captain Marvel. The last we saw of SHIELD’s slipperiest agent in Spider-Man: Far From Home, he was in deep space on a Skrull ship. Samuel Jackson will eventually return to the role for Secret Invasion, and Parris will be seen again in the un-subtitled Captain Marvel 2. It’s possible, as is the Marvel method, that WandaVision lays the structure for both future installations of the MCU.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.