As Marvel Studios gets back into full swing with the release of WandaVision on Disney+, fans are once again being treated to new MCU merchandise to promote the new Marvel property.
Because of the once-a-week nature of WandaVision's episode release structure, the release for some of the show's promo material has to wait until that part of the plot has actually been revealed to audiences. Fans saw how quickly a plot point can be spoiled for them when an image of Billy and Tommy's Halloween Funko figures leaked, giving the first look at the ten-year-old twins more than a week prior to seeing them in their spooktacular attire during "Episode 6."
Luckily, this is a rare occurrence and something Marvel Studios pours a lot of time and manpower into preventing. It looks like their efforts have paid off once again as Wanda's long-lost brother now takes his turn at the Funko forefront.
PIETRO MAXIMOFF SPEEDS INTO THE FUNKO-VERSE
Following the debut of WandaVision's sixth installment titled "All-New Halloween Spooktacular!," Funko has unveiled their newest addition to the show's figurine collection via Twitter. The latest Pop! resembles Evan Peters' Pietro Maximoff that gets the three-inch figure treatment in his full Quicksilver getup.
Pietro is sporting his cheaply-made Quicksilver costume — ridiculous hair and all — and carrying a shaving-cream-filled balloon that is sure to make quite the mess when launched at supersonic speed.
The new Pietro Pop! will be released in March 2021 exclusively on the Funko Shop. Funko's unveiling of the new figurine can be viewed below:
Coming in March: Pop! Marvel: Marvel Studios' - WandaVision - "Pietro Maximoff" (Funko exclusive)! Shop currently available Marvel Studios' WandaVision on Funko! https://t.co/TG3lr3Tkpo #Funko #FunkoPop #Marvel #WandaVision #Wanda #Vision #DisneyPlus pic.twitter.com/DiUfi7zTO3— Funko (@OriginalFunko) February 15, 2021
Elizabeth Olsen believed that Wanda Maximoff "has a tremendous amount of guilt” as she secluded herself from the world after the finale of 'WandaVision.'
Kevin Feige explained that they had to cut Doctor Strange from the WandaVision finale because "it would have taken away from Wanda," revealing that they "didn't want the end of the show to be commoditized to go to the next movie."
Kevin Feige confirmed that a deal was finalized between Benedict Cumberbatch and Marvel to appear in the final episode of 'WandaVision.'
The announcement of this Pop! rounds off the Maximoff Halloween collection, offering a Funko figure for every member of the Scarlet Witch's family from WandaVision's spooky sixth chapter. This will be a very fun collection to build for MCU fans, but there may also be a greater significance to producing these particular Pops!
The heavy marketing focus on the sixth episode should tell viewers that their attention should not waver from the "All-New Halloween Spooktacular!" As fans will recall, the inclusion of Halloween in the series has been a focal point of the show's marketing for as long as Marvel has been promoting the series.
Tommy curiously points out within WandaVision's most recent episode that the thrill of Halloween is that you get to "be someone else for a day." Oddly, this sixth episode is where Evan Peters' Pietro is brought fully into the spotlight, and it revolves around Wanda not trusting Pietro for who he says he is.
Funko's timing with this reveal of the new Pietro Pop! is surely at Marvel Studios' discretion as they want to avoid as many spoilers as possible while promoting the show's success.
However, the fact that there are now Halloween-inspired Funko figures for Wanda, Vision, Billy, Tommy, and now Pietro should point to Westview's fright fest as one of WandaVision's most pivotal plot points and should be held in high regard as Disney+ releases the final third of the show's debut season.