Marvel’s first-ever Disney+ series, WandaVision, premiered on January 15, 2021, and since then people have been trying to find their way around it. But the third episode of the reality-bending series has left people wanting for more. Finally, the show’s connection to the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe is becoming clear. What is going on in Westview is still a mystery, but a chilling conversation with Geraldine (who we all know is somehow actually Monica Rambeau) dove into the painful memories of Wanda’s past. One of the Scarlet Witch’s darkest moments was brought to the forefront, and a certain name-drop had Marvel fans understandably freaking out.
After Wanda gives birth to twins Tommy and Billy, she mentions that she had a twin at one point, explaining to her friend that his name was Pietro. This is the first time in years Marvel fans have heard Pietro even mentioned in the MCU. The moment of somber reflection gets interrupted when Geraldine shows her hand, and asks Wanda, “Wasn’t he killed by Ultron?” Now the question that pops up[ is, how does Geraldine know who Ultron is? And on top of that, what else does she know about Wanda’s past? It is no question that these questions will be answered in the coming future, and at this moment, fans are going crazy over the mention of Ultron’s name in Episode 3.
This is exactly how the fans responded to this moment:
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There also hints towards Westview being a prison for witches, which includes both – Agnes and Wanda. In episode 1, Agnes revealed that the anniversary with her potentially fake husband, Ralph, was June 2nd. That date had great significance in the witch trials; it marked the first of many horrific indictments in 1692. For a time, Agatha Harkness was the ruler of New Salem. That would appear to not be the case in WandaVision.
Based on a conversation with Vision in the trailers, she seemed as confused as everybody else when briefly “woken up” — wondering if she’s dead like Vision was supposed to be. However, that lack of leadership deviation from the comics wouldn’t negate such a New Salem reveal. In fact, it could come with several explanations, which we’ll get back to. Westview might have been constructed as a prison from the outset. But who would have a reason for constructing such a thing?
A simple answer would be Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor). Given his vendetta, it’s not outside the realm of possibility that he’s been capturing witches and trapping them in a pocket-world prison. A prison that Scarlet Witch either stumbled into while working with S.W.O.R.D. to investigate an anomaly — or that she was actively, forcibly placed within. As such, Woo’s question of “who’s doing this to you?” could have a surprising answer with an already-established MCU origin.
So yes, now we can vouch for WandaVision to be an interconnected show without a doubt. The said series is streaming on Disney+.