WandaVision's Director Can't Answer If Billy & Tommy Can Survive Outside Wanda's Hex

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
Tommy and Billy Maximoff, Paul Bettany as Vision, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff

It's no secret that WandaVision plays host to a lot of intriguing mysteries, but the revelations are slowly being unraveled in the past few weeks. Serving as a showcase for Wanda Maximoff, the hit MCU series that started as a sitcom is about to end with an explosive action-packed finale, but there are still some questions that need to be answered.

One of the lingering plot points that need to be addressed is the future of Tommy and Billy Maximoff in the MCU. First seen in “Episode 3” then properly introduced to viewers in “Episode 5,” the twins quickly became fan favorites, mainly due to their chemistry and charm.

The last time fans saw the twins was during the tail-end of the WandaVision 's penultimate episode entitled “Previously On,” with both of them being held hostage by Agatha Harkness. While the highly-talked-about finale is expected to resolve that plot thread, a new interview may shed some light on the duo's MCU future after WandaVision's final installment.


WandaVision director Matt Shakman recently sat down with ScreenRant to discuss the upcoming finale of the MCU series. One of the topics that was brought up was the future of Billy and Tommy Maximoff.

The interviewer touched upon the unique ability of the Hex to change things, ultimately leading to the question of whether the twins can survive without it. Shakman admitted that he “wouldn't be able to give a good answer” right now, but the director did point out that he can openly discuss it once WandaVision's last episode has been released to the public:

“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.”


At this point, it's pretty hard to tell how WandaVision will wrap up all the lingering storylines in their final 50-minute episode . Still, it's safe to say that the mystery surrounding the twins will be resolved one way or another when the credits roll on the Disney+ series.

Based on Shakman's response, it looks like this subplot will be one of the core storylines that WandaVision will address from the get-go, especially considering the comic book ties to the twins. For context, Tommy and Billy are members of the Young Avengers as Speed and Wiccan, and the pair already exhibited the same powers from their comic counterparts in “Episode 6” of WandaVision .

With that in mind, this could be a tease of what's to come for both of the twins' futures, but the fact that Vision was almost disintegrated when he tried to exit the Hex could actually spell trouble for them. Despite that, there's always a chance that Billy and Tommy will survive.

Perhaps another sorcerer like Doctor Strange could lend a hand in achieving that feat. There's already a solid piece of evidence that the twins will end up being “real” by the show's end, considering that a now-deleted social media post seemingly suggests that the duo filmed scenes with the Sorcerer Supreme himself.

On the flip side, given the powerful Chaos Magic of Wanda's , it's possible that her emotionally driven motivations could prove vital to the twins' existence outside the Hex. In the latest teaser for the series finale , there was a moment where the military has already entered Westview, potentially hinting that the barrier was shattered by an unknown force (presumably SWORD's new White Vision).

If that is the case, Wanda will likely resort to another means of restoring the twins that could likely cause further damage to the fabric of reality.

Whatever the case, all will be revealed when the finale of WandaVision drops on Disney+ on March 5.

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Release Date
January 15, 2021
- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.