Exclusive: WandaVision director Matt Shakman played coy when asked if Wanda’s twins, Billy and Tommy, could survive outside of Westview.
WandaVision director, Matt Shakman, played coy when asked about Billy and Tommy’s future in the MCU outside of Wanda’s Hex. Billy and Tommy, also known as Wiccan and Speed, were introduced in episode 4 of WandaVision after Wanda gave birth in episode three. The twins quickly aged up, and actors Jullian Hilliard and Jett Klyne have played them ever since. WandaVision episode 8, “Previously On…,” found the twins in a precarious position, ensnared in Agatha’s powers as they head into the finale.
Billy and Tommy have flashed their powers occasionally and an early look at WandaVision‘s finale showed the twins prepared to fight to save Westview alongside their parents. The twins’ origins remain a mystery, but the show has hinted at their connection to Mephisto, akin to their conception in the comics, but how that will play out in the series remains unclear. The finale will likely provide some answers surrounding the twins, and Shakman hinted that, by the end of the episode, viewers will know whether or not they can survive outside of the Hex.
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When asked about the Hex and Monica’s ability to exit Westview with some of her 70s era clothes still in tact, Shakman was tight-lipped about what can make it out of the Hex and what can’t. The director told Screen Rant that he can’t give a solid answer to whether or not Billy and Tommy can survive outside of the Hex until after the finale airs later this week. He did say, however, that he could discuss the question further in a post-WandaVision finale interview.
I want to talk about the twins for a second, because one thing I thought was really smart was the way that you guys came up with the hex. We know that when you come out of the hex, Monica’s clothes stay intact. Can the twins live outside the hex?
Matt Shakman: I wouldn’t be able to give you a good answer to that question today. But maybe if we chat again in a week or two, we could talk about it.
The easy answer would seem to be no, at least for casual viewers. When Vision tried to exit the Hex, he was nearly torn apart, forcing Wanda to expand the barrier in order to save him. Westview Vision’s origins were revealed in episode 8, though, and it seems like he may be purely a creation of the Hex itself. If Wanda’s twins can survive outside of the Hex, they will differ from their father in that aspect. This could mean that, similar to the comics, the creation of the twins comes not from within Westview, but from pieces of the soul of one of Marvel’s most devilish villains, Mephisto.
What all of this means for Billy and Tommy’s future in the MCU remains a mystery. With rumors swirling that both Hilliard and Klyne are in London, minutes away from where Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is filming, fans have speculated that they could be part of Wanda’s story for the foreseeable future. Ultimately, it would make sense if WandaVision isn’t the last time we see Billy and Tommy. Not only could they become part of the Young Avengers, but they could also serve to continue the exploration of Wanda’s grief once she realizes her twins are not entirely her twins after all. If true, the MCU seems truly invested in Wanda’s continued descent into grief-stricken madness.
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