WandaVision saw the introduction of a new character named Tyler Hayward who serves as the director of S.W.O.R.D. and right off the bat, fans had a hunch regarding his true role in the series. As the show progresses, we're getting subtle hints that Hayward may be up to no good thanks to his shady and suspicious behavior.
It's safe to assume at this point that Hayward may actually end up becoming a villain but according to a new WandaVision theory, he could potentially be something more than just your regular Marvel Cinematic Universe baddie.
Twitter user @jaypatrols pointed out an uncanny similarity between the sinister S.W.O.R.D. head and an episode from the animated series Avengers Assemble. In the show's third season also titled "Ultron Revolution", the villainous robot disguised himself as a government official named Truman Marsh to take down the Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
According to the theory, WandaVision may be taking pages from the said animated series with Hayward potentially being revealed as Ultron in the end.
Ultron's mechanical body was obliterated in Avengers: Age of Ultron by Vision himself but the villain's AI consciousness could still be lurking elsewhere. This could explain why in WandaVision, Hayward is interested in Vision's corpse.
When you think about it, the chances of this theory becoming reality are very likely. If Ultron's consciousness is still alive, he just needs to transfer it to a new body and Vision is the perfect vessel. After all, the reason why Ultron created Vision's vibranium body with the help of Helen Cho was to serve as an upgrade for him, a "final form", if you will but of course, the Avengers were able to put a stop to Ultron's sinister plans and Vision would take up his own identity.
The latest episode of WandaVision is now streaming on Disney+.
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