WandaVision Episode 5 ending explained: Who is [SPOILER] and how is he in the MCU?

Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany as Vision in Marvel Studios' WANDAVISION. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany as Vision in Marvel Studios' WANDAVISION. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved. /

WandaVision’s latest episode left fans jaws hitting the floor, but who is [SPOILER] and how has he returned to the MCU?

WandaVision has continued to intrigue viewers over the course of its run. Fans have been hooked watching the adventures of Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) on the Disney Plus series as the Marvel Cinematic Universe couple live the high life in Westview. However, it has become clear that the sitcom world is merely an illusion.

Last week’s installment saw Geraldine reveal that she was really Agent Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris). Expelled from the sitcom world, she revealed to Agent Jimmy Woo and Darcy Lewis that Wanda was the one responsible for everything happening in the world of Westview. This week, however, we returned to the world of Westview for more misadventures from Wanda and Vision.

What happened in WandaVision Episode 5?

The fifth episode of WandaVision saw Wanda and Vision’s children age rapidly as they avoided any emotional trauma by aging upwards. However, this led Wanda to a conversation about the importance of family, at which point she referenced her brother Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver.

Pietro appeared in Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015 and was portrayed by Aaron Taylor-Johnson (who Olsen also worked with on Godzilla the year before). The character was killed by Ultron.

However, in Episode 5’s closing moments, Wanda was greeted by a strange figure with gray hair at the front door claiming to be her brother Pietro. This character was played by Evan Peters. But is he who he says he is?

What does the Ending of WandaVision Episode 5 mean?

The stranger at Wanda’s front door is actually the X-Men‘s version of Pietro. Named Peter Maximoff in the X-Men film series, Peter was indeed portrayed by Evan Peters and appeared in films X-Men: Days of Future PastX-Men: Apocalypse and Dark Phoenix.

It’s unknown why Wanda “recast” Pietro in her head but the fact of the matter is that this is a huge development for the MCU. Now that Disney own the rights to Fox’s X-Men franchise, they are able to initiate crossovers such as this and this could be a major step in bringing the X-Men to the MCU.

The question is: How is this version of Pietro in Westview? Moreover, is he real and could this explain the multiverse – which we know will factor into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Spider-Man 3.

The first of those questions could have a more simple answer. Wanda suggested that he brother was simply far away and that she missed him. She never once suggested that he was dead. Could she have subconsciously brought him back by using a different body?

So many questions, but it’s safe to say that this week’s episode of WandaVision left jaws dropped.

WandaVision adds a new episode on Disney+ every Friday from midnight.

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