07 Jan 2021 4:33 PM +00:00 UTC

Who Are The WandaVision Twins?

Credit: Marvel Studios

A lot of people may not realize it, but apart from it opening up the portal to the Marvel Multiverse, WandaVision could also be responsible for setting up the highly-anticipated arrival of the Young Avengers to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and if you've been paying attention all this time, the first trailer of the series pretty much establishes that.

Casual fans may be puzzled by this bit and understandably so but avid readers of the comics are well aware of the existence of Wanda and Vision's twin children in the Marvel Universe. Named Billy and Tommy Maximoff, the duo would later take on the mantle of Wiccan and Speed, becoming heirs to the powers of the original Maximoff twins Wanda and Pietro.

In WandaVision, it was clearly teased that Maximoff will give birth to the twins, presumably in the '80s and it's safe to assume that the reason behind it is to fast-track their growth as Marvel Studios is reportedly working on a Young Avengers project. Even the show's lead star Elizabeth Olsen hinted in a recent interview that there's a reason for WandaVision taking place in different decades.

However, what may come as a shock to some fans is the true origin of the twins. In reality, the supposed offsprings of Wanda and Vision are magical constructs created by Wanda's hex powers. It was revealed in the comics that Wanda took slivers of Mephisto's life essence to give Wiccan and Speed souls.

This could mean that just like in the comics, Wiccan and Speed could eventually be wiped from existence and they may not stick around for long in the MCU. It's worth noting though that the twins were later reincarnated in the comics as Billy and Tommy Kaplan so the chances of them officially becoming part of the franchise are still high.

The official synopsis for WandaVision reads:

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.

Consisting of nine episodesWandaVision will stream weekly on Disney+.

Also Read: WandaVision Release Date: When is the show coming out on Disney+ in the US?