WandaVision’s season finale has given us more questions than answers. It is definitely going to impact the MCU Phase 4 in way more ways than we could imagine.
Multiverse of Madness
Since WandaVision has indicated magic playing a key role in the plot, it is only logical that somehow Doctor Strange gets involved. The mantle of the Sorcerer Supreme was even referenced in the final episode. Doctor Strange will return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Since Wanda Maximoff is the scarlet Witch, a being with the mystical potential to topple even that of the Sorcerer Supreme, doctor Strange would require her help for containing any supernatural threat that comes next. Her reality warping powers might come in handy to the plot line. Wanda will be connected somehow to the Multiverse. For now, we do not know how but we are sure she will be involved.
Hawkeye is another superhero who will be influenced heavily due to the events of WandaVision. Clint Barton is featuring in a solo series. One of his many allies will be Kate Bishop, a very well-known member of the Young avengers team. Wanda’s children, Wiccan and Speed aka and Billy and Tommy are also popular members of the team. Moreover Hawkeye was an Avenger with a deep and personal connection with Wanda Maximoff ever since she made her debut in Age of Ultron. It was Hawkeye that freed her from captivity during Civil War. Wanda may not have the best of publicity right now post the events of WandaVision. Hawkeye could face some major collateral damage because he trusted Wanda and she betrayed his trust.
Marvel Studios had already confirmed that Hydra chose Sokovian citizens to experiment upon because of certain genetic anomalies found in that populace. This ‘genetic anomaly’ was never explained in detail but fans theorized Marvel was slyly referring to the X-Gene, the part of human DNA that gives rise to mutants in the Marvel Comic Book Universe. Evan Peters even appeared as as Pietro Maximoff midway through the series. This event might be a harbinger for things to come. Wanda’s Hex affected a lot of people. It stands to reason to believe that some of the original Westview Residents are about to unleash their own set of powers.
The third Spider-Man movie is all set to feature some already established Spider-Man movie villains. Electro and Doctor Octopus have appeared in previous Non-MCU Spider-Man movies. Both will appear next in MCU’s Spider-Man 3. There are rumors the Green Goblin from the first Sam Raimi Spider-Man movie is also set to appear. Despite Marvel paying big money for roping in the actors, it will be very hard to explain how villains from an entirely different movie universe look the same even in the MCU. To get away with it, WandaVision’s reality altering story line will be useful in more ways than one. Marvel could explain it this way – the Hex somehow weakened the fabric of reality thus allowing the villains to enter the MCU.
Chthon is the original wielder of Chaos Magic, the same magic Wanda Maximoff uses in WandaVision. Chaos Magic is potent but comes at a price. Chthon cannot enter the universe since he is locked away in another realm of existence. Whenever someone uses Chaos Magic, Chthon gets stronger and the membrane between his realm and the mainstream universe grows thinner. He is also an Elder God dating back to pre Juedo-Christian times. Chthon is known as the embodiment of primordial evil, responsible for the creation of demonic creatures like vampires and werewolves. The Darkhold making an appearance in the MCU is an indication this entity will most likely be a huge part of the MCU moving forward.
There is an ongoing theory that the one that has been pulling the strings from day one is an entity many have never been able to anticipate. While the most popular guess is Mephisto, the show has actually referenced another villain multiple times in the show – Nightmare. Nightmare is the Lord of Fear and master of the Dream Dimension. In the closing moments of WandaVision’s final episode, it was revealed that Wanda Maximoff has a piece of the Mind Stone within her. Like the Soul Stone has the Soul World inside it, the Dream Dimension could be the world inside the Mind Stone. Since a part of the stone lives inside Wanda, you figure out the rest.
Jane Foster Thor
While it is still a long shot, there are chances even Thor: Love and Thunder will be affected by WandaVision’s finale. since the Multiverse will play a huge role in the Marvel cinematic Universe Phase 4, there are chances it might affect all of its projects moving forward. Thor 4 will feature Jane Foster as the new Goddess of Thunder. Who is to say that the Jane Foster wielding the Mjolnir is from this Universe? To top it off, Thor: Love and Thunder will have Christian Bale play the role of Gorr the God-Butcher, a God-killing mass murderer who traverses from one universe to the next in search of Gods to kill and maim.
The Nexus ad has already opened a huge can of worms. WandaVision has introduced us to the concept of Nexus Beings. The Scarlet Witch is a being capable of spontaneous creation and destruction. She is a prime example of a Nexus Being, entities capable of affecting entire timelines and planes of existence. In Marvel Comics, other more popular Nexus Beings include Jean Grey, Franklin Richards, and Kang the Conqueror. All three of them have a high probability of entering the MCU Phase 4 with WandaVision paving the way.
Coming to Kang the Conqueror, there is also the issue of the Young Avengers. A younger version of Kang the Conqueror was one of the founding members of the team. His name was Iron Lad. Tommy and Billy as well as Hawkeye’s Kate Bishop were also members. The MCU is heavily implying to building up the universe to give birth to the Young avengers team.
Marvel’s Secret Invasion series will take multiple leaves directly from the acclaimed comic book arc. And Monica Rambeau aka Spectrum will obviously play a huge role now that the mid-credits scene of WandaVision’s season finale has made that clear. She will be joining Nick Fury and the Skrulls to try and stop a faction of rogue Skrulls from infiltrating the highest echelons of authority of Earth and wreaking havoc. Maybe other cast members from wandaVision like Jimmy woo and Darcy might also make an appearance.