WANDAVISION Showrunner Comments On Introducing [Spoiler]: "It Was Complicated"

WANDAVISION Showrunner Comments On Introducing <span style="color:red">[Spoiler]</span>: "It Was Complicated"

This past Friday's episode of WandaVision introduced actor [Spoiler] as [Spoiler], and showrunner Jac Schaeffer has now commented on the surprise reveal and how it came about...

As you're no doubt aware by now (we spoiler-tagged just in case), the latest episode of Marvel's WandaVision introduced Evan Peters as Wanda's brother Pietro Maximoff, aka Quicksilver.

Peters had already played the character in Fox's X-Men movies, so the big reveal that Wanda had "recast" Aaron Johnson's now deceased take on Pietro with the American Horror Story alum obviously raised a few questions.

Did Scarlet Witch (or someone else) pull this Quicksilver from the Multiverse, or is he one of her illusions? Does his presence represent the introduction of mutants to the MCU, or is it simply a fun crossover that won't have any major implications going forward?

We might be waiting a while for definitive answers, but showrunner Jac Schaeffer did comment on the episode's surprise conclusion in a new interview with Marvel.com.

“We loved the idea of [bringing him back],” said the show's head writer, who hatched the idea with executive producer Mary Livanos. “And then we were like, how in the world are we going to make this make logical sense? Like, how do we justify this? Because that's the thing, you can hatch a million great ideas, but to make them land, to make them be grounded, to make them feel organic to the larger story.”

“We thought like, how do we give him this entrance, and then enjoy that, and then make it crazy? And we had long had the idea of the trope of the brother, or the relative, or whoever comes to town and like, stirs things up with the family — that sitcom trope.”

As it turns out, Peters didn't take a lot of convincing!

“We were rooting for it for so long, and didn't know if it would be possible,” Schaeffer explained. “It was complicated to make happen. Evan was always up for it — like, always, always, always. He is a comic book fan, and a Marvel fan. He is always up for the absolute weirdest option. And he's a pleasure — truly a pleasure to work with.”

Kevin Feige was also on board, but wanted to ensure "that it made sense." Schaeffer adds that she "hopes that's what we did," but isn't quite ready to spill any more details just yet.

What did you guys make of Evans' MCU introduction as Quicksilver? How do you see the story playing out? Drop us a comment down below, and be sure to tune in for an all-new episode of WandaVision this Friday.

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