The premiere of WandaVision marked the return of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2021, through Disney Plus. For the occasion, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany brought their emblematic characters back to life in a risky proposal where the sense of reality is lost
“Strange, funny and mysteriously irresistible” were some of the criticisms. What several fans did not notice was the number of references and easter eggs that have become an additional attraction of the series. Of all, two would have anticipated the possible appearance of two people in the MCU.
Grim Reaper / Reaper
In chapter 2 of WandaVision there is a sequence of credits in animated format that is a clear replica of the mythical Bewitched series, also known as Bewitched. In this animation, you could notice a kind of helmet that resembles that of the Grim Reaper / Reaper.
Grim Reaper is a classic Marvel villain who debuted in Avengers # 52. In the comics, the character invades Vision’s home while he’s away at work, injuring his children: Vin and Viv. After this, mother Virginia murders him and hides his body in the backyard of the home.
Another nod to this event is found in the first episode. There, the head of Vision mentions if he had a skeleton hidden in the closet, jokingly.
In the same sequence Bova, a humanoid cow who helped raise Wanda and Pietro in the Marvel comics, is referenced on a supermarket poster. Unlike the previous one, this one was more difficult to decipher, since the enigmatic character does not enjoy greater fame today.
Bova is a creation of the High Evolutionary, who in the comics experiments genetically in order to evolve humanity. His trials influenced the origin of Wanda and Pietro’s powers. As if that were not enough, in the series there is a character named Herbert, the real name of said scientist (Herbert Edgar Wyndham).
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