With the launch of the Disney+ shows last year, Marvel Studios elevated things to a whole new level. WandaVision was the first of these programs that we got to watch. The Wanda Maximoff-centered series gave fans a look into the hero’s life after Avengers: Endgame while also taking them on a journey through sitcom history. It was a unique twist on Marvel’s narrative that kept viewers riveted to their televisions with each episode. The time allotted to the show provided a chance to include some fascinating facts in the narrative. Some of the most pivotal incidents in the series’ plot are still being dissected by fans. However, it appears that WandaVision’s Darkhold may have a connection to Asgard and Norse mythology.
WandaVision was created with such complexity that enthusiasts are currently deconstructing it. Because of the importance of the subject, the series will be one of the most important events in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We were able to witness the genuine consequences of the problems Wanda had to cope with throughout the years. The character was not allowed to fully address her issues, which only made matters worse for her. At the same time, we got to watch her as Scarlet Witch in the film accomplish her maximum potential.
The series did such a good job with the plot that it has already been rumored to have a spin-off. Kathryn Hahn’s character, Agatha Harkness, has landed her standalone film that will explore her development. The character was wholly new, and the series’ take on it was unique. Nonetheless, it managed to leave a lasting imprint. Now that the award-winning series is in the rearview mirror, the individuals behind it can enjoy the fruits of their labor. This type of victory lap has unearthed a slew of Easter eggs and hidden mysteries that would have gone unnoticed if they hadn’t been pointed out. WandaVision’s prop masters have put the spotlight on yet another of these juicy little details.
The World Tree in WandaVision – Yggdrasil
Russell Bobbitt, the series’ prop master, stated in the new book Marvel’s WandaVision: The Art of the Series that the Darkhold depicted in the program has a connection to the Yggdrasil (aka World Tree) seen in the Thor movies. Bobbitt said –
“We started way, way back in the early ages of book design using betal and stones and whatever elements that they might be able to find in the early, early days of bookmaking. We started there. We added a little bit of Yggdrasil, which is the Marvel tree that encompasses all our worlds. We played with that. We played with mosaics. We played with stones. We played with all that kind of stuff.”
Yggdrasil is an Asgardian idea that unites the MCU’s Nine Realms. It hasn’t been seen in its actual form since Thor: The Dark World, and it’s likely been lost in Thor Ragnarok’s destruction. The series would be crucial to the plot of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the next MCU film. Bobbit added the following to make sure it was stated with the design detail:
“Their design is what we used, and actually, London made the spellbook for us. The binding has hieroglyphics on it, and the pages have this sort of Doctor Strange-esque feel to them as if it were a book from the library in the Kamar-Taj.”
Branches of the World Tree
It’s fascinating to see how the MCU found a way to make this an important part of the film. Fans may have been curious about this, but now that it has been clarified. It’s also intriguing to see two separate Marvel Studios identities collide in one prop while appearing in a different hero’s series. The Darkhold will play a significant role in the Multiverse of Madness. But this was a minor prop from WandaVision that had a nod to Thor and Thor: The Dark World and was created to seem like Doctor Strange. We can see how it may play a role in the franchise’s future. Even though no other important characters from the franchise appeared in the series, we can be certain that this aspect informs us of the broader issues at hand.