WandaVision finally kicked the doors down to the multiverse and blew everyone’s minds with the debut of X-Men: Dark Phoenix star Evan Peters, who reprised his mutant role of Quicksilver in the latest episode of the Disney+ series. This completely shatters all preconceived notion of how Marvel Studios is tackling the X-Men and the multiverse, lending credence to the rumors that have been swirling around Spider-Man 3 bringing back villains from previous iterations of the franchise. But with Peters back as Pietro Maximoff, it completely changes the game for the Scarlet Witch’s perfect family in Westview.
In episode 5 of WandaVision, Peters made a shocking appearance reprising his role as Quicksilver, effectively kicking down the door to Fox’s X-Men franchise of films and replacing Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s portrayal of the same character from Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Peters will likely continue to play a role in WandaVision, though it’s not clear just how this character will factor into the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This is a first major step for Marvel Studios incorporating elements of the X-Men franchise. Where it goes from here is anyone’s guess.