Even in the weirdness that is much of Marvel Studios' Phase Four slate of projects, WandaVision stood out as the oddest of the bunch as it took the MCU into its first sitcom. Across the nine-episode season, writer Jac Schaeffer told a unique story that is set to continue in next year's Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Throughout the series, fan theories went wild with expectations of universe-altering changes to the MCU and deep connections to the long-awaited sequel, with many speculating that an appearance from the Sorcerer Supreme himself was coming.
While some were left disappointed by the lack of Stephen Strange in WandaVision, the finale's post-credit scene set the stage for the Scarlet Witch's role in the upcoming Doctor Strange continuation.
The second after-credits scene to “The Series Finale” showed Wanda studying the Darkhold in an isolated cabin before hearing the voices of her two children, Billy and Tommy, who were previously thought to have disappeared with the rest of The Hex.
Several months after the series concluded, eagle-eyed fans have spotted some potentially significant changes that have been made to the finale's concluding moments since the March release.
WANDAVISION'S POST-CREDIT SCENE UPDATED ON DISNEY+
Reddit user ANotCoolGuy has recently shared a video revealing that the post-credits scene of WandaVision has been updated on Disney+, with several key visual changes to the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness precursor.
The cryptic scene — which shows Wanda Maximoff studying the Darkhold in an estranged cabin — has seen significant alterations made to the overall color palette as well as the cabin's surrounding scenery.
Most notably, more trees have been added around Wanda's scenic abode, giving the Scarlet Witch's hideout a more woodland setting.
On top of the visual changes made to the scenery of Wanda's post-Westview home, the episode's credits have been updated to note the inclusion of the “Doctor Strange Theme,” which was composed by Michael Giacchino.
The Direct can confirm this change was made several weeks prior to its discovery on June 27.
WHY THE BIG CHANGE TO WANDAVISION?
Given WandaVision's post-credits scene acts as a precursor to her upcoming role in the Sam Raimi-directed Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, it's likely this location will be revisited during the 2022 blockbuster.
With filming now completed on the long-awaited sequel, these visual changes may have been made to bring the cabin's surrounding aesthetic in line with Raimi's vision for his film.
The original version of this scene, much of which was filmed using a camera drone, had a small shake as the shot zoomed towards Wanda's doorstep. This clear production mistake is notably absent from the updated scene, a potential explanation for the studio's desire to change an episode months after its initial debut.
In the past, Marvel Studios' reliance on theatrical releases and physical media would've made changes like this impossible, but in the streaming age, studios can easily make updates after release to fix mistakes or modify aesthetics.
WandaVision is streaming now, exclusively on Disney+.