Eagle-eyed Marvel followers captured a secret reference to Stan Lee within the latest episode of WandaVision. Within the new episode titled “Breaking the Fourth Wall,” a gap sequence flashes a wide range of totally different photographs studying the identify “Wanda” as music just like the theme from The Workplace performs. One specific picture places the identify printed on a license plate together with these seemingly-insignificant numbers: 122822.
This seems to be a direct reference to 12/28/22, or Dec. 28, 1922, which simply so occurs to be Stan Lee’s birthdate. It did not go unnoticed by many followers of Lee who had been touched by the Easter egg, even when it was refined. After all, Lee was recognized to make particular appearances in each main Marvel venture within the years he was nonetheless right here, and his absence within the MCU has been strongly felt by followers ever since. Whereas cameos are not doable, these sorts of nods are a superb means for Marvel Studios to pay tribute.
Whereas working at Marvel, Stan Lee helped to create many iconic superheroes, comparable to creating WandaVision‘s Scarlet Witch with Jack Kirby. Steadily collaborating with Kirby and Steve Ditko, Lee additionally developed different well-liked characters like Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Unbelievable Hulk, the X-Males, Ant-Man, the Improbable 4, Black Panther, Daredevil, Black Widow, and Physician Unusual. He retired from Marvel within the Nineties however remained the face of the corporate together with his anticipated cameos in each film.
Lee posthumously appeared in 2019’s Captain Marvel in one among his ultimate Marvel cameos, studying his traces from Mallrats as Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) passes by. His ultimate particular look was seen quickly after in Avengers: Endgame by which he was digitally de-aged alongside together with his spouse, Joan Boocock Lee, and was in a position to utter the phrase, “Hey man, make love, not war!” Following Lee’s demise, the PG-13 re-release of Deadpool added “RIP” to the graffiti of Lee that was featured within the film.
WandaVision was developed by Jac Schaeffer and stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprising their roles from the MCU as Wanda Maximoff and Imaginative and prescient. The sequence has additionally included different Marvel characters like Randall Park as Jimmy Woo and Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis. Set after the occasions of Avengers: Endgame, the sequence picks up with Wanda and Imaginative and prescient residing in a sitcom-like world the place they encounter varied tv tropes. An immediate hit, it hasn’t taken lengthy for WandaVision to search out nice success. With a rising viewers each week, the sequence has turn out to be essentially the most in-demand tv present on the planet.
You may watch the primary seven episodes of WandaVision on Disney+. There are simply two episodes left to go, and given the surprises we have already seen to this point, it is seemingly that there is going to be one thing enormous taking place by the point the season is over. Following the ultimate episode, Disney+ will even debut the brand new making-of documentary sequence Assembled that can element how WandaVision got here to be. The ultimate two episodes will debut Fridays solely on the official Disney streaming app.