WandaVision Episode 5: Yes, That Character Is Now In The MCU. Here’s What It Might Mean

The following contains major spoilers for WandaVision Episode 5. If you have yet to see the episode, this is your last chance to turn away.

In addition to being the creepiest one yet, this week’s episode of WandaVision had one of the biggest (and most meta) twists in MCU history–the “resurrection” of a long-dead character but with a caveat only a show like WandaVision could actually pull off.

Pietro Maximoff, AKA Quicksilver, is back. But he’s been very literally “recast.” Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who played Pietro in Avengers: Age of Ultron has been officially replaced in the MCU by Evan Peters, who played Pietro in Fox’s X-Men movie franchise. And to make matters even stranger, people in the universe of the show are aware of the change–the comment about “recasting” the role comes directly from Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) as she observes the show-within-a-show from the SWORD base.

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Author: Mason Downey