A small detail you may have missed in the 'WandaVision' finale may be a clue about a potential 'Spider-Man 3' and 'Doctor Strange 2' villain
- Some fans were disappointed that Mephisto didn't show up in the finale of "WandaVision."
- Many had speculated that Marvel's answer to the devil would be the true villain of the show.
- But the finale may have included a subtle reference to Mephisto to set up his future role.
An easy-to-miss detail in the finale of "WandaVision" could potentially be a clue teasing the next big bad guy of the MCU and the villain of both "Spider-Man: No Way Home" and "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness."
Throughout "WandaVision," fans have theorized that the overarching villain behind all of the sitcom mystery and mayhem could have been none other than Mephisto himself.
Mephisto is Marvel comics' version of the devil and he is based on Mephistopheles from German folklore. The lore states that Faust meets Mephistopheles at a cross-roads while on a journey and he makes a deal with the devil, with the price of the deal his own soul.
Mephisto has made multiple similar deals in Marvel comics, with the most famous being the one he made with Johnny Blaze. Mephisto agrees to save Blaze's loved ones and in return, Blaze becomes Mephisto's Ghost Rider.
Mephisto has been teased throughout "WandaVision," including when Evan Peters' Pietro used the words "hell" and "devil" in very distinct ways. However, all of those theories were seemingly debunked when Agatha Harkness was revealed as the true villain of the show, and Mephisto never showed up in the finale either. Some fans were left disappointed.
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A sneaky advertisement could hint that Mephisto will appear on the show later on
While Mephisto may not have appeared on the first season of "WandaVision," Insider spotted a potential clue that could still tease Mephisto's involvement in the MCU at a later date.
During Wanda and Agatha's fight, Agatha reads from the Darkhold while standing in front of an advertisement billboard. In the top right-hand corner of that billboard is a logo reading "M&B."
"M&B" could stand for Mephisto and Blackheart. Blackheart is Mephisto's son in the comics, and he is a frequent enemy of several Marvel characters, including Spider-Man. Both villains appeared in the 2007 movie "Ghost Rider" starring Nicolas Cage as Blaze.
Agatha standing in front of this specific advertisement feels like too much of a coincidence to not mean something. The phrase in the advert - "using the power of the Earth" - also suggests a greater force at play, such as Mephisto, the devil himself, and Hell.
It would be a major coincidence if the initials of this logo spell out the names of a pair of demon villains who have thwarted major MCU characters time and time again in the comics.
Mephisto and Scarlet Witch are connected in the comics
In the comics, Scarlet Witch uses Mephisto's soul to create her two children, which were featured in the MCU for the first time in "WandaVision." It looked like the children were gone, but the second end-credits scene of the show's finale revealed that they are still alive. Wanda, while studying the Darkhold in her astral form, hears them crying out for help and it sounds like they are trapped. Perhaps they are with Mephisto in the Dark Dimension.
Mephisto could also be a major villain in several upcoming MCU projects. In the comics, he used the Darkhold to trap a victim in the book's pages and made deals with Spider-Man as well as Sue Storm and Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four, a new movie of which is currently in development at Marvel Studios. He's also been a frequent foe of Doctor Strange.
The fact that Mephisto has had run-ins with Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, and Scarlet Witch is especially intriguing given Kevin Feige's statement that "Spider-Man: No Way Home," "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," and "WandaVision" are all connected.
These three projects will form a loose trilogy and open the door to the multiverse in the MCU. Having Mephisto and Blackheart as the villains connecting these characters and stories together would make perfect sense in the same way that Thanos tied phases two and three of Marvel projects together.
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