As the credits rolled on
Let’s Talk About That Moment
Wanda hasn’t really had the chance to grieve, despite the fact that her arc in the MCU has long been defined by trauma. But in one of the most powerful moments so far, she shares a memory of Pietro with her friend Geraldine. Standing over her newly born twins, Wanda reveals that she too is a twin. She then begins to sing a Sokovian lullaby. Geraldine latches onto this unexpectedly vulnerable moment and asks Wanda about Pietro. “He was killed by Ultron?” she presses.
But suddenly, Wanda isn’t interested in chatting. As Vision returns home, he asks where Wanda’s new friend has gone, and she replies that she “went home.” However, it’s quickly revealed that Geraldine has actually been ejected from the pocket dimension
This outburst and unexpected reference to her seemingly forgotten brother could be vital. It opens up yet another way Wanda could be being manipulated. And it once again brings us back to
How Could Pietro Come Back?
Comics fans know that no one ever truly dies. In some ways, the MCU has followed that tradition. In
His death always seemed suspicious; he was killed by a bullet, something that contradicts the very nature of his powers. So what if Pietro didn’t die at all? Maybe he decided he didn’t want to join the Avengers and instead returned to HYDRA. The organization may have even captured and tortured Pietro and kept him hidden until they needed him once again.
Another option leans towards Evan Peters and what we know of the future of the MCU: the Multiverse. Whether we like it or not, Marvel is committing to the bit, bringing all their properties in all their iterations under one banner. That means we could see Peters’ Pietro arrive via a different universe. His character was always driven by family, so perhaps he learned of his multiverse sibling’s existence and decides to save her. Or maybe he’s also been captured by whomever is controlling the world of
Which Pietro Will We See?
Will Pietro Be the Villain?
In the comics, there’s precedent for Pietro to be both hero and villain. But if we’re looking at
If Quicksilver never really died in
There’s also a popular fan theory on Reddit suggesting a particularly gnarly outcome: that Evans’ Pietro will actually appear as a guise for Mephisto. The theory posits that Mephisto would pretend to be an alt-universe version of Wanda’s brother, hence why he’d appear as Evans’ version of the character. His aim? To convince Wanda to open up the multiverse, promising her that there’s another world where her brother still exists. That would be a smart and easy way to introduce the multiverse concept to the MCU.
What Would It Mean for the MCU?
If it’s a literal multiverse and Wanda opens it to access Peters’ Quicksilver, that would also introduce the rest of Fox’s X-Men universe. While we think Marvel would rather introduce a whole new crew of X-Men, it’s interesting to consider. Either way, Wanda opening the multiverse would be huge. It could lead to both