WandaVision wrapped up last night, and after weeks of watching Wanda Maximoff process her trauma in a fake sitcom world of her own creation, viewers were left wondering what the hell is going to happen to her next.
While it’s unlikely there’ll be a WandaVision season two, we know that Elizabeth Olsen‘s Wanda will play a key role in the upcoming Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness. Whether she’ll be a hero or a villain remains to be seen.
The previous two episodes of the show each had a post-credits sequence, but last night’s gave us two of them, each hinting at what could be coming next. If you were left scratching your head as to what the hell they meant, then we’ve done our best to unpack them for you.
Here’s an obligatory warning that spoilers follow, but you probably realised that going in.
Post-credits sequence one: As you’ll recall, Monica Rambeau displayed her new superpowers during the finale, stepping in front of Wanda’s kids to protect them from bullets fired by SWORD’s evil Tyler Hayward. The mid-credits sequence sees her presiding over the cleanup of Westview when an FBI agent pulls her aside, and reveals herself to be a member of the Skrulls, the alien race who played a major part in Captain Marvel.
The Skrull tells Monica that “an old friend” of her mother’s is waiting for her, and wants to meet her … in space. This could only describe a very small number of people, one of whom is Nick Fury, who was last seen chilling in space at the end of Spider-Man: From Home. It could also be a reference to Captain Marvel herself, as we don’t yet know what she’s been doing with herself post-Avengers: Endgame, and it could well involve Skrull shenanagins.
Marvel and Disney+ are planning a Secret Invasion show, in which Samuel L Jackson‘s Fury and Ben Mendhelsohn‘s Talos face off against a villainous faction of Skrulls. This could be setting that up, or it could be laying the groundwork for Captain Marvel 2, in which Teyonah Parris is confirmed to appear as Monica. We’ll just have to wait and see!
Post-credits sequence two: This one was the true head-scratcher for WandaVision fans, and left us wondering just what Wanda is planning, after the fake life and family she created for herself in Westview all crumbled away in the final episode.
Some were expecting Benedict Cumberbatch to pop up in the finale as Doctor Strange, whisking Wanda away into the multiverse. That definitely didn’t happen – instead, we saw Wanda hanging out in an isolated cabin, brewing tea and also some kind of PLOT.
During their final showdown, Agatha Harkness told Wanda that her power as the Scarlet Witch exceeds that of the Sorcerer Supreme – currently Doctor Strange – adding that it’s her “destiny” to destroy the world. Ominous!
When we see her in her her cabin, her physical form is making tea while her spiritual self (I assume) is in a back room, surrounded by spooky red magic and reading from The Darkhold, an ancient spellbook that, until recently, was in Agatha’s basement.
Agatha mentioned that the spellbook has an entire chapter on the Scarlet Witch, so it’s possible that Wanda is reading it to get a better hold on her powers, but we also hear the disembodied voices of her children Billy and Tommy calling out for her help.
Billy and Tommy never really existed and were just facets of the Westview mirage, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t exist somewhere out there in the multiverse, and it could be that Wanda is trying to figure out how to get to them.
Before her kids faded away, Wanda told them “a family is forever, we could never truly leave each other if we tried”. This, coupled with everything Agatha said, definitely suggests some kind of coming cross-dimensional showdown between Wanda and Doctor Strange.
Of course, we’ve been wrong before when trying to predict this stuff. We all thought that the appearance of Evan Peters‘ Pietro Maximoff was meant to open the door to the multiverse and the introduction of the X-Men into the MCU, and he ended up just being some guy named Bohner.
Whatever happens next, we can only hope Agatha will be involved. Kathrhn Hahn‘s character was one of the most iconic aspects of WandaVision, and before she was cursed to a life of being a nosy neighbour in Westview, she told Wanda that she would need her powers in future.
“If I do, I know where to find you,” Wanda replied. Agatha is an immortal witch, and it’s not like she’s going anywhere, so please, bring Kathryn Hahn back for Doctor Strange 2, guys, we need way more of that.