Marvel Studios' new Disney+ series WandaVision just released its fifth episode, which saw Wanda Maximoff living through a classic 1980s family sitcom, learning some important life lessons along the way.
The show has also brought back a core cast of familiar faces from the MCU's past, including Thor's Darcy Lewis, and the close-up magic obsessed Jimmy Woo.
The future of this Scarlet Witch spin-off is still up in the air. The show's executive producer has barely spoken about a possible second season, leaving fans to wonder if the series will continue or merely end as a limited series run.
However, with Scarlet Witch set to appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Monica Rambeau confirmed to be joining Captain Marvel 2, there still remains a possibility for other WandaVision characters to have a life beyond this show.
Now it seems a popular FBI agent may also be getting a shot at the spotlight.
Writer and director Stephen Ford shared a tweet that revealed a “Jimmy Woo X-Files” spin-off series may soon be in the works at Marvel Studios:
Uh. Wow. So. We might have actually opened some doors on my Jimmy Woo X-Files idea.— Stephen Ford (@StephenSeanFord) February 6, 2021
I'm spending the weekend writing the pitch.
Can't express how much of an underdog I am in this scenario so get too excited but cross your fingers and thanks to everyone who made it possible. pic.twitter.com/cEEIz7WSlY
Ford went on to say that fans sharing their avid support for the idea could “make this happen in some weird Deadpool viral kinda way,":
And seriously, ya'll liking, retweeting, doing videos and articles on this and our boy Randall Park, might make this happen in some weird Deadpool viral kinda way.— Stephen Ford (@StephenSeanFord) February 6, 2021
So really, really, thank you all for maybe making it a reality. https://t.co/9A9WvkBUNj
For those unaware, test footage for Ryan Reynolds' live-action Deadpool movie leaked on social media in July 2014 to high amounts of praise from fans. The excitement played a considerable role in 20th Century Fox's decision to greenlight their 2016 movie.
WHAT THIS MEANS
Jimmy Woo has been one of the biggest stand-out characters from WandaVision. From his iconic card-trick entrance, to his buddy-cop rapport with Darcy Lewis, Randall Park's Jimmy Woo has brought an incredibly fun layer to the show, and fans clearly want to see more.
The idea of Woo investigating a series of MCU mystery cases is very compelling, especially since the show would act almost as a parody of the popular drama The X-Files.
Randall Park has a long history as a comedic actor, with roles in movies such as Always be my Maybe and the series Fresh Off The Boat. Park could easily lead a more comedic MCU series for Disney+, perhaps with his new trusted ally Darcy coming along for the ride.
Even though a pitch is far from confirmation that a series is actually being put into production, the mere fact that Ford is working on one seems to indicate that the Marvel executives have quickly realized that a Jimmy Woo spin-off could actually have potential. And if the idea gains some more traction online, it looks as if Jimmy Woo may have his own show very soon.