WandaVision Writer Shares The Sad Reason For Casting Evan Peters As Pietro

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It has been almost a month now since we saw the finale of WandaVision. Starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany in the lead role, Marvel’s first Disney+ web series answered several answers and left us with many questions. One of the most shocking twists in the series was Evan Peters’ entry as Pietro, aka Quicksilver. Actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson played Wanda’s twin brother in the MCU in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

In the X-Men series, Evan Peters is Quicksilver. When Evan entered WandaVision, many people thought it is a multiverse, and finally, they are including the superheroes of X-Men in the MCU. But all their hopes and theories were crushed down when fake Pietro’s identity was revealed. In the last episode, it is revealed that his name is Ralph Bohner. Fans didn’t take it well and made memes about the ‘boner’ joke played by Marvel.

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Now show’s Writer Jac Schaeffer has opened up on casting Evan as Pietro. But she shares a sad reason for doing so. Jac told Empire magazine, “We had a grief counsellor come to the [writers] room, and we did some research on grief, and there’s a lot about how people remember faces.”

“The anxiety of not remembering the faces of your loved ones, misremembering, or actively misremembering things as a self-preservation tactic—all of that became fascinating to us, and we thought that by casting Evan [Peters] in the role, it would not only have that effect on Wanda, but it would have this meta layer for the audience, as well,” added the WandaVision writer.

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Evan Peters a Pietro in WandaVision
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Well, that makes sense. One thing is true that the makers have made the show carefully, leaving many easter eggs and keeping the continuity connected with the previous Avengers films.

Meanwhile, in the last episode of WandaVision, Wanda finally becomes Scarlet Witch. She breaks down the hex and releases the people of Westview from her spell. In the process, she loses Vision and her kids – Tom and Billy. White Vision, who is the real one, is still out somewhere figuring out his memory.

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In the end credits scene of the episode, we saw WandaVision going through the pages of the Darkhold in her Scarlet Witch avatar. She could hear the voices of her kids asking for help. It seems like she is taking the dark side to help her kids. The story will continue further in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Directed by Sam Raimi, it will star Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Cumberbatch and Benedict Wong. There are reports that Evan Peters might reprise his role as Ralph Boner in it too.

Well, only Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will answer all the questions we have regarding WandaVision. We may also get to know more about Evan Peters’ Ralph if he indeed is a part of the film.

Currently, MCU fans are enjoying Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. So far, 3 episodes are out. Tom Hiddleston’s Loki will release on Disney+ in June this year.

What do you think of Jac Schaeffer’s explanation of Evan Peters’ casting as Pietro in WandaVision? Do let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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