WandaVision: the real reason behind the casting of Evan Peters (Pietro) revealed

If Evan Peters made his comeback as Pietro Maximoff, it wasn’t just to lead Marvel fans by storm, on the contrary.

The launch of Phase 4 of the MCU was particularly marked by exploring the trauma of the Avengers. WandaVision kicked off with a rather subtle treatment of Wanda Maximoff’s grief over Vision’s death. This has been the common thread throughout the season, during which we were able to realize the importance and the impact of the suffering felt by the new Scarlet Witch. Talking about mourning for Wanda’s character was also one of the reasons Evan Peters was chosen. to play Pietro Maximoff, a role he has already played in Fox’s X-Men saga.

Pietro (Evan Peters) in WandaVision

Pietro (Evan Peters) in WandaVision – Credit (s): Marvel Studios, Disney +

“A grief psychologist joined the writers, and we did some research on grief, a lot of things were about how people remember faces. The angst of not remembering the faces of your loved ones, of not remembering correctly, or not remembering certain things to protect oneself, all of this struck us as fascinating and we thought that choosing Evan Peters for the role would not only affect Wanda, but would also have a meta aspect. for the public. “ Showrunner Jac Schaeffer explained in an interview with Empire Magazine. The truth about Pietro’s identity in WandaVision did not fail to anger the fans, disappointed that a turnaround similar to that ofIron Man 3 has been used again. This new explanation has, however more meaning, and makes Wanda’s arc even more touching.

Credits: The Direct, Empire Magazine


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