Marvel Studios is just over three weeks from bringing the start of the MCU’s Phase 4, which starts with WandaVision on Disney+. Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige and the Marvel team have spent the last few weeks promoting this show through numerous outlets, including at the virtual Disney Investor's Day presentation when a second full-length trailer for the show debuted.
Merchandising for this series has not only given fans some exciting collectible items to wear while celebrating the show's release, but it has also teased some of the plot points and characters that will be explored in this debut Disney+ series. This has come in the form of new Funko pops teasing the time periods in which the show will be set as well as t-shirts and sweatshirts adorned with live-action photos and concept art.
Another new piece of merchandise from WandaVision has just been listed online, and its description may tease some of what to expect in the show's story.
Walmart has listed a necklace for sale as promotional material from the Marvel Studios' WandaVision Disney+ series.
The necklace is a replica of the one that Monica Rambeau wears in the trailer released at Disney Investor's Day.
It is in the shape of an oval with a sword standing in the center, a clear indication of Rambeau's affiliation with the MCU's interpretation of S.W.O.R.D.
The listing also includes the description:
This necklace features a pendant featuring the emblem for S.W.O.R.D., the galactic force introduced in CAPTAIN MARVEL that monitor alien threats to Earth. Seeing this symbol on Monica Rambeau will trigger memories in Scarlet Witch...
WHAT THIS MEANS
One of the many notable scenes in the second WandaVision trailer was Teyonnah Parris' Monica Rambeau meeting Wanda Maximoff for the first time, and neither of them are sure of exactly who Monica is. The caption that comes in the listing for this merchandising item could indicate the confusion that both characters are experiencing, especially as Wanda's alternate reality starts to flicker around her in this scene.
As for what specific "memories" this necklace will trigger in Wanda, this could mean a couple different scenarios coming into play. There's the possibility that Wanda and Monica have met in the past. Perhaps more likely is that the necklace's symbol, or simply its general existence, brings Wanda's first realization that not everything in her reality is as it seems. There is no timeline set for when Wanda realizes her sticom world is going out of whack, but this necklace could potentially serve a more meaningful purpose than just being a piece of jewelry.
The adult Monica Rambeau is confirmed to be working with the galactic SWORD organization in this series, although there are no confirmed details pertaining to what her role is within the organization or what she has been doing since her last appearance in Captain Marvel. Rambeau may have the opportunity to utilize her superpowers for the first time as the alternate reality around Wanda and Vision falls apart, and fans are looking forward to seeing how her introduction on Disney+ sets her up to join Carol Danvers and Kamala Khan in 2022's Captain Marvel 2.
The hype is growing to see how the plot of WandaVision shapes out, especially with the multiverse and alternate realities being explored in the MCU. The series is set to debut on Disney+ on January 15, 2021.