Does ‘WandaVision’ Still Have a Big Surprise Cameo In Store For Us?

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WandaVision has been a rollercoaster ride from start to, well, middle so far, and Disney’s decision to roll out the series weekly has been frustrating given all the secrets and cliffhangers, but it’s also given us the chance to dissect and pore over the details of each episode for a week in a way that fans really haven’t done since Lost was airing and people thought there might still be a plan behind it.

Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bethany have both said in interviews that there’s a big surprise cameo coming, and that they were surprised it hadn’t been leaked.

And you may have assumed that it was Evan Peters coming on as Pietro, but Peters is a full-blown cast member and that did get leaked a while ago. Someone else is coming to Westview in the next three episodes, and I have some guesses as to who it might be, in no particular order.

John Krasinski

John Krasinski is a big name, but he’ll always be best-known as Jim from The Office. Episode 7 of WandaVision is reportedly an homage to The Office, and it would be something of a cast member from that show were to turn up.

Monica Rambeau mentioned having a friend who was an aerospace engineer she was planning to turn to for help safely penetrating the hex field around Westview in the last episode. You know who technically fits the bill as Marvel’s most famous aerospace engineer? Reed Richards, aka Mr. Fantastic of the Fantastic Four. This just so happens to be the role that John Krasinski has been rumored to be a lock for, alongside his wife Emily Blunt, for quite a while now.

This is what I most want to see happen. That aerospace engineer comment is a Chekhov’s gun that the show will have to resolve one way or another, and introducing Reed Richards to the MCU can’t happen soon enough for me. And it would be absolutely perfect if he showed up in an episode based around The Office.

But the engineer in question could be a number of other characters; even Sue Storm and Victor Von Doom fit the description, as does Riri Williams, who we already know is played by Dominique Thorne. Monica Rambeau in the comics had a love interest who was a physics professor, so he might also be the mystery character, though that would be far less exciting.

Benedict Cumberbatch

If the aerospace engineer isn’t our big cameo, then it could be Benedict Cumberbatch. This would actually make a lot of sense because WandaVision is presumably setting up plots that will continue into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which will co-star Elizabeth Olsen.

Strange could be the one to show up at the end and set things right, as well as taking Wanda under his wing as his apprentice to help her get her seemingly new hex powers under control. The Scarlet Witch in the comics had both her mutant hex powers and actual magic at her disposal, and Doctor Strange is the Sorcerer Supreme.

I also still think Agnes is up to something. She seemed to be leading Vision to the end of town and she still responded to Agnes when Vision “freed” her from “Wanda’s” control. She could be in league with one of Strange’s foes who wanted Wanda to create Billy and Tommy. Mephisto has been a leading contender for the ultimate mastermind, but Baron Mordo is still out there somewhere, too.

Sir Ian McKellan

This one has come up a lot but seems unlikely. McKellan played Magneto, the master of magnetism in the X-Men movies at Fox. Magneto just happens to be the father of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, and was explicitly the father of Evan Peters’ version of the character, though because of rights issues, the MCU’s Wanda and Pietro had unnamed parents who were killed in a bombing.

It meant something to Wanda for her brother Pietro to show up, even if it wasn’t the same Pietro she remembered. If Magneto turns out to be Wanda and Pietro’s real father in the MCU, Wanda never knew him and it just wouldn’t have the same impact.

Granted, it would be amazing to see Sir Ian show up one more time as Magneto

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