Director Matt Shakman opened up about all those theories that WandaVision could introduce Reed Richards and the Fantastic Four.
One of the best parts of WandaVision has been the post-episode analysis and discussion between fans as we all attempt to piece together the puzzle behind the show and what it means for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One of the most common ideas suggested that Monica Rambeau’s aerospace engineer friend could’ve been someone like Reed Richards, heralding the Fantastic Four before their movie directed by Jon Watts. WandaVision director Matt Shakman explained to ComicBook.com that watching all the discourse unfold has been wonderful to see.
“I’m sorry, I’m sorry. The single tear down every fan’s cheek, I know. Aerospace engineers and the like… you know listen, we certainly… I have been so taken by the passionate interest in the show. And I love the memes they have created, the TikTok videos, the theories. I mean my gosh, the people making these theories are more creative than I am, so thank you. There’s a lot of wonderful response to it and for those who get a little bit disappointed week to week, mea culpa, mea culpa. Mea maxima culpa.”
The series already shocked everyone as it brought Evan Peters’ Quicksilver into the fold – although Matt Shakman was also cagey as to whether we’ll see more from the speedster. Reed and the Fantastic Four weren’t the only ones suggested by audiences, with other candidates being one of the Skrulls from Captain Marvel or even a completely different hero, Blue Marvel. But when it comes to the Fantastic Four, Shakman agreed that it would’ve been “pretty great” if Reed Richards made an appearance to help Monica Rambeau break into the Hex.
“No, I mean, certainly the amount of passion around the aerospace engineer certainly was one that was pretty great. I mean, sure, it would’ve been great if Reed Richards had showed up with that rover, that would have been pretty great.”
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You can read the official synopsis for WandaVision below.
Marvel Studios’ “WandaVision” blends the style of classic sitcoms with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany)—two super-powered beings living their ideal suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.
Matt Shakman directed the series with Jac Schaeffer as the lead scribe; WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo and Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness. Marvel’s Kevin Feige has said that the series leads into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
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