WARNING: Spoilers lie ahead for Episode 2 of Disney+'s WandaVision.
WandaVision is unlike anything we’ve ever seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Watching Paul Bettany’s Vision, one of the fallen heroes of the Infinity War, alive and kicking and stuck in various sitcom motifs with his beloved Wanda has been a strange but delightful experience so far. We already have a lot of questions about what’s going on but, following Episode 2, we were listening very closely to a radio.
Midway through the second episode of WandaVision, which pays tribute to ‘60s television shows like Bewitched, Wanda is seen speaking to planning committee head Dottie (played by Emma Caulfield). During the exchange, a radio starts to play the Beach Boys song “Help Me, Rhonda,” before an ominous voice disrupts it to call out to Wanda and ask if she can “read” him. It’s one of the few moments in the series so far that offers some sort of indication that the outside world is trying to break into Wanda’s sitcom world.
The first time I heard it, my brain jumped to Chris Evans’ Cap because, well, that’s who my subconscious probably imagined would be calling out to her, especially in light of Chris Evans’ rumored return as the first Avenger. But alas, listening to it again, it does not sound like our happily retired grandpa Rogers.
As it turns out, a lot of you heard different voices in that radio, too. I’ve seen theories pointing to Wanda’s late brother, Pietro/Quicksilver, Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye -- who will soon return for his own TV show with Hailee Steinfeld -- and even Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange, who is eventually set to join forces with the Scarlet Witch in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. But after listening to that dang radio on repeat and taking note of one particular clue, I’m just about certain it was Ant-Man and the Wasp’s Jimmy Woo.
As a longtime viewer of ABC’s Fresh off the Boat, I’ve heard Randall Park speak a lot, and he does have a distinct voice that you can make out if you listen to the radio very closely. The MCU actor is already confirmed to reprise his role on the show, and the character’s name can be seen in the foreign credits for the episode, per GamesRadar's keen eye.
Jimmy Woo was a former S.H.I.E.L.D agent who was recruited for the FBI and assigned to be Scott Lang’s parole officer in the second Ant-Man movie. We believe he’ll now be linked to S.W.O.R.D., an organization that is hinted at throughout Episode 2 through the presence of its logo. In the comics, the organization is specifically designed to help protect Earth from alien threats and could be either monitoring Wanda or trying to get through to her subconscious if she is indeed playing out these TV realities in her head.
We also expect Teyonah Parris, who is going by Geraldine right now, to have ties to the organization since she has been announced as Monica Rambeau, Carol Danvers’ young friend from Captain Marvel who is now all grown up. In addition, Kat Dennings is reprising her role as Darcy Lewis from the Thor films and could potentially working with both Rambeau and Woo.
Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more WandaVision coverage. Episode 3 seemingly takes us to the ‘70s on January 22 over on Disney+.
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