A look at the direct link between the end of WandaVision and the beginning of Loki
Thor's mischievous brother is getting his own Disney+ show in just a few weeks time.
With only two episodes of WandaVision to go, viewers are already beginning to theorise how the events of this show will impact on the MCU at large.
We've recently gone in pretty deep on the latest episode, but today we're going to specifically focus on the advert that played during the seventh episode, which was a mocked up version of a regular pharmaceutical ad that American viewers would be quite used to.
The biggest difference was that the new product, Nexus, which is "A unique anti-depressant that works to anchor you back to your reality. Or the reality of your choice."
In the comics, Wanda is actually referred to as a Nexus Being, which is a being that is capable of living within all possible realities, and is even capable of bending, breaking, and creating new realities around them, as they see fit.
This is pretty much what we've seen Wanda do throughout the show, sometimes subconsciously, and sometimes very consciously, such as in the most recent episode when her home began phasing between timelines and realities, and she used her powers to attempt to put them back to normal.
Also, later in the same episode, we see Wanda taking some pills, with a big "N" at the front of the label.
So it is probably fair to say that Wanda is actually taking that Nexus medication, and the issue of her being a Nexus Being is likely going to be tied in to her already announced as a major character in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, due to arrive in cinemas in March 2022, as well as potential ramifications on the untitled Spider-Man threequel, due in December 2021.
But what does all of this have to do with Loki?
Well, if you haven't seen the trailer yet (check it out below), the upcoming show will focus on Thor's nefarious adoptive brother having escaped with the Tesseract during the time-travelling events of Avengers: Endgame, and heading off across space and time, taking part in what will culminate in an inter-dimensional crime thriller.
Throughout the trailer, there is a constant reference to the TVA, or the Time Variance Authority, of which Owen Wilson's character Mobius M. Mobius is a member.
In the comics, the TVA is a police organisation that monitors the timeline and multiverse, which is why they're obviously going to be hot on the trail of Loki throughout his show.
However, it would stand to reason that they'll also be keeping an eye on the events of WandaVision, since Wanda is so constantly warping space and time around her. Depending on how much impact the next two episodes might have, the TVA may appear to help put things back to normal in WestView.
Adding fuel to this is Paul Bettany's recent quote to Esquire:
"This is the theory that says there is some mysterious Avenger who is going to appear in WandaVision, and people seem to think that mysterious Avenger is Doctor Strange. Truth is, of all of the characters that we were trying to keep secret, a lot of them got out through leaks. There is one character that has not been revealed and it is very exciting, it's an actor I've longed to work with all of my life. We have some amazing scenes together, and the chemistry between us is, I think, extraordinary, and it was just fireworks on set. So I'm really excited for people to see that stuff."
Could that actor by Owen Wilson? Maybe Tom Hiddleston himself? Or is there yet another revelation to be made?
We'll know for sure Episode 8 of WandaVision drops this Friday, and even more when Loki arrives on Disney+ this May.
Before then, we've got the imminent arrival of The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, which kicks off on Friday, 19 March, and will run for six episodes.
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