By Matt Tuck
Did a GameStop exclusive Funko Pop set just spoil WandaVision's biggest surprises?
POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR WANDAVISION BELOW. DON’T READ IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW.
Thanks, GameStop and Funko for ruining the surprise as it appears an upcoming figure set may have given away major plot twists for WandaVision.
SPOILERS AHEAD. DON’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU.
The picture floating on the internet reveals four figures portraying what appear to be Agnes in a witch’s costume, Evan Peters’ Quicksilver, Wiccan, and Mephisto. Let’s break down the implications.
While nothing has been officially confirmed, these four figures could reveal major plot points and answers to ongoing WandaVision plot threads. The most important of the four is the reveal of Mephisto, who has long been suspected of being the puppeteer behind the events unfolding in Westview. That could have overarching implications than just WandaVision as this could be the precursor to a “One More Day” adaptation for Spider-Man 3 that sees Peter Parker strike a deal with the devil to get his secret identity back and save his Aunt May.
Judging by the photo, Quicksilver may don his original green costume from the silver age. More importantly, the Pop figure clearly portrays Evan Peters in the role, complete with his silver hair and goggles.
There has been a volcanic eruption of Quicksilver theories since he appeared at the end of Episode Five. One of the more interesting has been the “red hand theory,” which states that it may be Mephisto disguised as Quicksilver rather than the X-Man himself. However, seeing a Pop in full costume could debunk that idea.
WICCAN AND SPEED
Who didn’t see this coming? The magical twin sons of Scarlet Witch and Vision were teased at the tail end of Episode Three, and they showed the power to control their growth rate in Episode Five. Now there is the possibility that the boys will grow into superheroes by the end of the series.
Not only is there a Wiccan Pop figure, but there has been another Funko image roaming the internet for weeks. That one is a two-pack featuring young Billy and Tommy in their superhero costumes which just so happen to be their Wiccan and Speed costumes.
This is the least revealing of the Pops. The initial trailers for WandaVision already showed us Agnes in her witch’s costume, so this particular figure held no real spoilers. Still, it does reinforce the idea that Agnes is the ancient witch Agatha Harkness. In the comics, she helped teach Wanda to control her supernatural powers.
WandaVision has kept audiences on their toes for five episodes now, and there have been twists and turns galore. While the jury is still out on the validity of these four Pop figures, it seems plausible this is the direction the series is heading. Still, I can’t help but feel that the WandaVision creative team have bigger secrets ahead and will keep us guessing until the very end.
Matt Tuck is the author of "Lost Bones of the Dead." He's also a teacher, freelance writer, comic collector, and an international man of mystery. You can follow him on his Facebook page, The Comic Blog.