We've proven time and time again how fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe can transform from regular viewers to bonafide detectives in just a snap and over the years, we've seen a lot of them come up with interesting theories surrounding the franchise. Of course, WandaVision isn't going to be exempted from the conversation.
In fact, since the show's debut, fans have been trying to connect the dots with all the comic book references and easter eggs that have been hiding in plain sight. However, the most intriguing theory came out of the mind-blowing Episode 4, and fans are convinced that the show is setting up the arrival of Marvel's first family the Fantastic Four.
In the fourth episode of the hit MCU series titled "We Interrupt This Program", Monica Rambeau and Tyler Hayward had a brief discussion about the disappearance of some of S.W.O.R.D.'s personnel following the blip (Thanos' snap). The personnel Hayward was talking about were a group of astronauts.
Of course, longtime followers of the Marvel comics are well aware that the Fantastic Four consists of a group of astronauts who got their powers from cosmic rays during a space mission. The question on everyone's mind right now: is Hayward talking about Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm?
Apparently not as WandaVision showrunner Jac Schaeffer herself dismissed the theories linking the show to the arrival of the first family. During an interview with ComicBook, Schaeffer said it's all coincidental. "I have to tell you that the CMBR, it was a coincidence. When I was putting my pitch together, I was trying to figure out, 'What's the science behind a broadcast? How does that even work?' When I was in college, I had a friend whose thesis was building this machine that measured CMBR."
She added: "So, I've always been really fascinated by relic radiation and the idea of also how television signals in the air work. The thing about how radio waves are out deep in the universe, they just went out there, and they just keep going out there. All of that seems like really fertile ground for a show about two Avengers in a sitcom."
Now, you may think that Schaeffer is only trying to cover-up the Fantastic Four "connections" to avoid major spoilers but I gotta say, I think she's telling the truth. There's no way Marvel Studios would waste setting up the arrival of Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, and The Thing to the franchise through a simple reference.
If anything, this entire theory, although too good to be true, proves that the imagination of fans is extensive. Still, whether it's actually substantial or not, the F4 is arriving in the MCU anyway and all we have to do is be patient.
Meanwhile, new episodes of WandaVision drop every Friday on Disney+.
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