The first Marvel project in over a year, WandaVision is an inventive new series featuring Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany).
In the series, they’re shown to be living a happily married lifestyle inside a 1950s sitcom, which seems to be a reality constructed by Wanda after a personal tragedy (more on that here).
For those looking for Easter eggs teasing what’s to come in future Marvel projects, though, look no further than the Bewitched-style opening credits.
One shot, highlighted by Twitter user @Maxxw_, shows what looks to be the helmet worn by a Marvel Comics character called Grim Reaper.
Real name Eric Williams, Grim Reaper’s story is closely linked to Vision, whom he repeatedly attempts to lure to villainy. The story goes that the brainwaves of his brother, Wonder Man, helped create Vision.
One theory, posted by HN Entertainment, claims that the villain could be taking the form of a character in the pair’s sitcom world, who will ultimately lead a rally against their presence.
Going by the first two episodes, this could well be the character of Dotty, who is played by Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Emma Caulfield.
The other villain whose appearance in the MCU is more than likely is Mephisto, who seems to be behind Wanda’s world-creating antics. He features in the House of M comics storyline, which is hinted as the main inspiration behind the series.
WandaVision is available to stream on Disney+ now