WandaVision Episode 7’s Stan Lee Tribute Easter Egg Explained

WandaVision Episode 7 includes a very subtle Easter Egg tribute to the great Stan Lee – here’s where you can find it and what it means.

WandaVision was filled with Easter Eggs not only related to other titles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but also Marvel Comics, but Episode 7 has a very subtle reference to the late Stan Lee – and here’s what it is. is. Now that the MCU’s Infinity Saga has ended with Spider-Man: Far From Home following the events of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, this connected universe is set to move forward with its Phase 4, which will cover not only the cinema side of it but also TV / streaming with a long list of upcoming TV shows.

The launch of this new era of content in the MCU is WandaVision, centered on Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany). Located after the events of Avengers: Endgame, WandaVision follows the aforementioned characters as they live idyllic suburban life in the town of Westview, but viewers quickly learned that things are not what they seem in town, and that the truth behind Westview, its people and all the events that take place there could be so dark and complex. Each episode is done in the style of sitcoms from different decades and they all have a bunch of Easter eggs that connect more. WandaVision to previous MCU movies as well as some of the studio’s upcoming projects, but Episode 7 included a very subtle and special Easter Egg tied to the one and only Stan Lee.

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WandaVision Episode 7 is set in the 2000s and as such follows the style of sitcoms like Modern family, Office, and Happy endings, with the latter being the main inspiration for the intro, showing Wanda’s name in different styles and objects, like a VHS tape, cake, street sign and even the sky. Among all of these items is a license plate with the number “122822” above Wanda’s name, which is not at all random. One Reddit user pointed out that it was actually a very devious Easter Egg to Stan Lee, born December 28, 1922 – or, put it simply, 12/28/22.

WandaVision episode 7 intro Stan Lee Easter Egg

Wanda is one of many creations by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and the former appearing in all MCU movies (and non-MCU as well, just like the X-Men movies) until Avengers: Endgame, with Spider-Man: Far From Home being Stan Lee’s first cameo-less, it’s only fitting that WandaVision included a subtle tribute. Stan Lee has appeared in other Marvel TV shows as well, but not like he has in the movies – for example, in most of Netflix’s Marvel shows he has appeared in photographs as a cop and in Cloak and dagger, he appeared in a painting inspired by Andy Warhol The Shot Marilyns. Stan Lee died on November 12, 2018, and he made two posthumous appearances as himself in the MCU: First, at Captain Marvel, the Marvel Studios logo at the start paid homage to him by adding all of his cameos, and he later appeared in the scene where Carol is looking for Skrulls on the train, and then in Avengers: Endgame, a digitally aged Stan Lee appeared behind the wheel of a car in 1970 and shouting “Hey dude! make love Not War!“.

Stan Lee’s funny cameos in the MCU will be missed by fans who have been eagerly awaiting his appearances in every movie, but Marvel won’t forget him and his legacy in the MCU, and will surely find ways to keep him present and return him. tribute. , as they subtly did in episode 7 of WandaVision. If there were more subtle Easter eggs in homage to the great Stan Lee in WandaVision or it was the first is unclear, as well as whether there will be more in the remaining episodes.

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