Easter eggs are a part of Marvel movies and tv series. And WandaVision followed suit! The limited series was released at the beginning of the year that kicked off MCU Phase 4. And the series also had an Easter egg where they predicted the long-awaited release date of Spider-Man: No Way Home.
WandaVision is based on Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch who is grieving the loss of the love of her life Vision in Avengers: Infinity War. The series also sees a few cameos from characters for MCU movies such as Monica Rambeau from Captain Marvel and Darcy Lewis from Thor. But the series primarily focused on Wanda and Vision.
Spider-Man: Far From Home was released in 2019, after the emotional experience of Peter Parker in the Avengers: Endgame. So, MCU fans have been waiting to get more details about the finale of the Spider-Man trilogy, Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Rumors were going around amongst fans about the movie appearances. It was said that Spider-Man actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will appear in the upcoming movie. They will portray Peter Parkers in the multiverse. And the fans’ prayers were finally answered. The controversial minute-long leak of the Spider-Man: No Way Home did set the world of fans abuzz. This minute-long leak surfaced on August 22. But releasing the full trailer of the movie on August 23 was the plan of Marvel all along. And it looks like WandaVision always had a clue about the same.
The premier episode of WandaVision “Filmed Before a Live TV audience” shows the 1950s version of Wanda and Vision staring at a calendar on their wall. The calendar has a specific date marked with a heart. And guess what the date was? You guessed it right, it was August 23. The date is a reminder for the couple about their dinner with the Harts. But it might have been a hint for Spider-Man fans.
Disney+ series WandaVision and Loki are the precursors for messing up the multiverse timeline. The post-credits scene hints that Wanda was part of Stephen Strange’s timeline travel spell going wrong.
Now, there is also a possibility that August 23 in WandaVision might just be a coincidence. But we know how much Marvel loves teasing its fans. And Kevin Feige might just well be using this way to give the fans a taste of what’s to come. This is also significant because Doctor Strange was supposed to have a cameo in WandaVision. This small Easter egg regarding Spider-Man: No Way Home has also led to some fan theories about how many Avengers can be seen in MCU Phase-4. The theories include some predictions about what the multiverse mayhem might mean for the upcoming Doctor Strange movie in 2022.
With the post-credits scene in WandaVision, we know for sure that Wanda will return in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Chances are that Spider-Man: No Way Home post-credits might feature Wanda and that would explain why the Easter egg was set in WandaVision.
Sony’s 2018 Spider-Man Into the Spiderverse gave an easy for including the multiverse in the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home. This has also led fans to theorize that the live-action version of Miles Morales Spider-Man might be seen in this upcoming movie. With such a minute detail in WandaVision, the fans need to keep their eyes peeling into the upcoming trailers of other Marvel projects for more details.
Spider-Man: No Way Home will get an exclusive theatrical release on December 17, 2021.