The third episode of WandaVision, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, is full of easter eggs! Here are our favorites!
WandaVision is back with a thrilling third episode! This episode, entitled “Now in Color,” centers around Wanda’s magical and rapid pregnancy, as the couple tries to keep the news private from their neighbors. Like in previous episodes, there were plenty of easter eggs! Here are our favorite ones from this week!
Billy and Tommy
In this episode, Wanda and Vision debate names for their hypothetical child. Wanda prefers the all American name Tommy, and Vision is fond of Billy, a reference to Shakespeare, or as many fans have pointed out, the line “All the worlds a stage.” In the comics, Billy and Tommy are the name of Wanda’s children that are conceived via magic. Billy, who Vision says is just like his mother in the show, inherits Wanda’s power in the comics. We have yet to see if the twins will remain the same in the MCU, but we’re excited to see what happens next!
This week’s episode featured a fictional ad for Hydra Soak, a blue “luxury bath powder” that promises to relieve stress and make your problems float away. This is a reference to another Marvel show, Agents of Shield. In an episode, Agent Coulson tells Skye that Hydras has a blue soap that creates false memories and is used to keep their people docile.
Simser Paint Cans
When Wanda and Vision are decorating the nursery, two paint cans can be seen with a logo that reads “Simser.” This refers to a storyboard artist, Jeremy Simser. Simser has worked on WandaVision, but he is also the storyboard artist for upcoming MCU film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which features Elizabeth Olsen returning as Wanda Maximoff.
The Pregnancy Book
In this episode, Vision can be seen reading a pregnancy book to prepare for the upcoming changes. While “Pregnancy” is a real book, the cover in the show is different. Instead of a neutral tan featuring the outline of a pregnant woman, the cover is red and black with an ominous, dark shape on it. Many fans believe this a reference to Mephisto, an evil being who impersonates the Christian devil in the comics. His soul is what allows Wanda to create Billy and Tommy, making fans wonder if he will appear in the show, and if so, is he the villain?
Sharp-eyed fans believe Agnes’s locket is a reference to Agent Agatha, a character who wears a similar locket and plays an important role in Wanda’s story. The two characters even share similar names, making fans wonder if she is Agent Agatha. In addition, the locket design depicts what looks like a Grim Reaper, perhaps another reference to Vision’s “brother.”
We’ll have to wait and see if these easter eggs are clues or not, but regardless, we’re excited to see what happens in the next episode!