Evan Peters (American Horror Story) is reportedly set to appear in Marvel Studios’ Disney+ series WandaVision, according to Murphys Multiverse.
The site is reporting that Peters joined the series late last year and filmed his scenes shortly after. They clarified that the source of their report is the same source that told them director Peyton Reed (Ant-Man and the Wasp) signed on to helm an episode of The Mandalorian season two, which has since been confirmed.
As of now, it is unknown what role Peters is playing, but the site says it is a key role. However, speculation will inevitably run wild as Peters famously played Wanda’s brother, Pietro, a.k.a. Quicksilver, in the X-Men franchise. There have been reports that Nightmare will be the villain of the series, so that could be another possible role for the actor.
If Marvel Studios has decided to shock us and cast Peters as Pietro, it would indeed be the first sign of crossing the X-Men into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Also, rumors have swirled, saying Quicksilver would play some role in WandaVision. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who played the character in Avengers: Age of Ultron, where he saw his demise towards the end of the film, has said he wouldn’t be suiting up for role anytime soon. That would mean a crossover or a recast (which has been done before Edward Norton as Bruce Banner and Terrence Howard James Rhodes most notably) is in the cards; though, to me, this least likely and I believe Peters is playing a new role entirely.
Paul Bettany reprises the role of Vision and Elizabeth Olsen returns to her role of Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, as they become the perfect married 50’s, nuclear family.
Teyonah Parris will also appear on the series as the grown-up version of Monica Rambeau, who was introduced to audiences in Captain Marvel. Kathryn Hahn is playing a nosey neighbor reportedly named Agatha. Josh Stamberg will also appear alongside Randall Park as secret agents.
According to recent reports Doctor Strange himself, Benedict Cumberbatch will be on set for the last week of filming for WandaVision, which lines up with another story reported stating longtime Doctor Strange villain Nightmare would be the antagonist for the series, as well as Marvel Studios CCO Kevin Feige previously stating the film will lead directly into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
The series is also rumored to have shot in front of a live studio audience, and will pay homage to the multi-camera sitcom comedies throughout television history, including I Love Lucy.
WandaVision is expected to make its debut on Disney+ later this year.
Source: Murphy’s Multiverse