Without a doubt, one of the moments that definitely blew the minds of fans of Marvel It was when in the fifth chapter of ‘WandaVision ‘, the series derived from MCU via Disney+; nothing more and nothing less than Pietro Maximoff (Quicksilver), the brother of the scarlet witch, whose death was recorded in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ of 2015.
The surprising thing in itself was not that the superhero made an appearance (given the plot of the series), but that it was Evan Peters, who played the character in X-Men; the one who was in charge of impersonating him and not Aaron Taylor-Johnson, the one chosen for the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Now, through a recent talk with the podcast of the Empire Magazine the screenwriter of ‘WandaVision’, Jac Schaeffer, explained the reasons behind the untimely introduction; that obeys heartbreaking grief processes in real life and that inspired the narrative arc of the protagonist, Wanda Maximoff. In this regard, he commented:
“We invited a psychologist to the writers’ table and from there we did some research on the duel. We found that there is a lot of material around the way people remember the faces of those who lose. “
“Especially in relation to the anxiety caused by forgetting the faces of the people you love. Or having a wrong memory, such as a practice of self-protection against pain, which fascinated us. That’s when we thought it would be a good idea to Evan Peters was the actor who played Pietro. It would not only have an effect on Wanda. It would also be a metalayer for the audience. ”
Remember that The scarlet witch, in addition to losing his brother in Sokovia at the hands of Ultron; witnessed the death of her loved one Vision on ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. Something traumatic, and that led to the events of WandaVision.
Later, an attempt was made to justify the presence of Pietro Maximoff as a citizen of WestView trapped in the world of Wanda and manipulated by Agatha Harkness; however, it was recently seen Evan Peters in the filming of ‘Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness‘, a film that connects directly with the series.
Does Evan Peters enter fully into Marvel Cinematic Universe? We will have to wait.