WANDAVISION Showrunner Comments On The Accuracy Of Fan Theories Surrounding The Disney+ Series

WANDAVISION Showrunner Comments On The Accuracy Of Fan Theories Surrounding The Disney+ Series

WandaVision showrunner Jac Schaeffer has weighed in on the countless fan theories doing the rounds about the Disney+ series, revealing that while many are accurate, perhaps just as many are wrong...

Since WandaVision started streaming on Disney+ earlier this month, it feels like we've seen an endless array of fan theories doing the rounds online. That's part of the fun of watching, of course, and regardless of whether it's speculation about Mephisto, the Multiverse, or a villainous Scarlet Witch, it's going to be very interesting to see how things play out from here.

During a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, WandaVision showrunner Jac Schaeffer shared her thoughts on the theories she's seen so far, and the Black Widow scribe admitted that, "It's been so fun, mostly just because it's all - everything is just indicative of fan engagement and that's all you really want, ever, is for people to care and be interested."

As for how many of those fan theories are accurate, Schaeffer chose her words carefully, but hinted that at least some of them are right (unfortunately, it appears just as many are not). 

"The theorizing is amazing," the filmmaker said. "The fans are so smart and so dedicated and they come up with such, y'know, amazing notions. A lot of it is accurate, a lot of it is not, there's a lot that's very amusing...there are a few things here and there that I'm like 'Oh, I didn't mean that but that's really smart.' I'm just gonna go ahead and be like 'I meant that.' And with the writers...we do a lot of sending of the memes and the tweets to each other for our own internal enjoyment and that's been a lot of fun."

Clearly, we'll have to be patient when it comes to learning what's really going on in Westview, but it's intriguing to think that some of the ideas thrown about online are, in fact, spot on. Mephisto still feels like a safe bet, but this week's episode - titled "Now in Color" - definitely pointed to a sinister Scarlet Witch. 


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at the weirdest moments in Westview this week!

5. What's Wrong With Herb?

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We first met Herb during the second episode of WandaVision, and there was nothing particularly strange about him (well, aside from an aversion to mastication, perhaps). 

There's something very weird going on here, though, because while he's trimming the hedges, Herb starts cutting through the wall as well. Vision is perplexed, and when he points out that his neighbour has gone a little low, he acts like he's simply made a normal, everyday mistake.

This has to mean something, and we can't help but feel that Herb - forced into this twisted sitcom reality like everyone else in Westview - was trying to cut his way out of this reality.
 

4. Be Kind Rewind

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When Vision comes back inside, he points out to Wanda that it feels like something strange is going on. She initially agrees (likely thinking he's referring to her pregnancy), but when he starts talking about some of the recent weirdness in the town - like dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Hart - his wife looks concerned.

With that, the scene skips back as if it's being rewound on a dodgy VHS player, and their conversation plays out very differently. Vision seems completely unaware of what's just happened.

The emergence of that beekeeper from the sewers last week saw Wanda react with a defiant "no" before time reversed itself, so we can't help but think the Scarlet Witch has some control over what's going on. Is she happy living in this sitcom setting alongside her fellow Avenger or under someone else's spell? 
 

3. HYDRA Soak

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We get another commercial this week, and it's once again HYDRA-themed. We're pretty sure the villainous organisation never specialised in "luxury bath powder," but there are some intriguing hints here.

For starters, the tagline is "Find the Goddess Within." Prior to Avengers: Age of Ultron, Baron Von Strucker used the Mind Stone to unleash the powers within the Scarlet Witch; does this mean that whoever is pulling the strings views Wanda Maximoff as a "Goddess"? It's certainly pretty feasible. 

It still seems unlikely that HYDRA is playing a role in what's happening in Westview, but this is the second time they've been referenced, so it definitely feels like they're somehow important to this story.
 

2. Weird Whispers

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When Vision walks outside with the doctor following the birth of Billy and Tommy, the android learns that the physician has decided to cancel his holiday because, well, no one escapes a small town.

That alone makes it sound like he's an unwilling participant in whatever's happening, but before Vision can give it much thought, he notices an agitated Agnes whispering something to Herb. Listen carefully, and you'll hear them mention Geraldine, and both try to play it cool when Vision approaches them. 

It looks like Herb is going to tell the Avenger what's going on (and possibly that they're all trapped), but Agnes stops him, and they both soon return to their cheery, sitcom selves. Does anyone else think that perhaps everyone here has been "cast" in roles they're being forced to stick to?
 

1. Remember Ultron?

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Talking to Geraldine after giving birth, Wanda reveals that, like Billy and Tommy, she's a twin. Unfortunately, her brother died, and it's then her friend appears to snap back to reality. Geraldine points out that he was killed by Ultron, and it really doesn't look like the Scarlet Witch wants to hear this.

She questions Geraldine about who she really is, but her friend can't remember, and the presence of a necklace bearing the S.W.O.R.D. logo seems to bother Wanda more than you might expect. 

The tension mounts, but by the time Vision comes back inside, Geraldine has gone, and a seemingly quite sinister Wanda claims that she's simply returned home (outside, Agnes mentioned that Geraldine doesn't have one). We then see "Geraldine" blasted out of an energy field surrounding Westview, only to be surrounded by S.W.O.R.D. agents... 
 

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