‘WandaVision’ Head Writer Says Bringing That Character to the MCU Is ‘the Biggest Thrill’

[Editor’s Note: The following article contains spoilers for “WandaVision” Episode 5.]The latest episode of “WandaVision” ended with a bombshell twist that could fundamentally change the Marvel Cinematic Universe for years to come.“WandaVision” Episode 5 ended with Wanda (Elizabeth Olson) opening her door and seeing Pietro Maximoff (Evan Peters), aka Quicksilver, her brother who died during the events of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” But while the “Age of Ultron” version of Quicksilver was portrayed by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, the new version is played by Peters (reprising his role from 2014’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past”).

The reveal was a major plot twist and possibly introduced the multiverse concept to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though “WandaVision” has yet to confirm how and why Quicksilver is back.Unsurprisingly, the series’ head writer Jac Schaeffer is keenly aware of how equally confusing and impactful the character’s reappearance is for longtime franchise fans.

Schaeffer discussed “recasting” Quicksilver in an interview with Marvel.com that was published on Monday.

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