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The WandaVision Fan Theory That Points To The Infinity Stones Returning

Each episode of WandaVision, the Disney+ series starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as their Marvel characters Wanda Maximoff and Vision, respectively, features numerous Easter eggs from the expansive Marvel Cinematic Universe and the comics themselves. With each passing episode, these references spawn or add to countless fan theories about what they, and everything else that occurs in the show, might mean. The latest fan theory floating around Reddit is huge, and it could have major implications for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, if it turns out to be true.

We know the commercials within the show are significant, and not just because Marvel's Kevin Feige has hinted as such. Some viewers believe they're all depictions of Wanda's past traumas, with the Lagos commercial in the fifth episode being the most obvious yet. However, other fans of the series believe the commercials hint at something much bigger — the return of the Infinity Stones. 

Now, you might be asking yourself, "Didn't we just put the Infinity Saga to bed during Avengers: Endgame?" Yes, the story of Thanos' (Josh Brolin) quest for the stones is over, but the stones aren't gone: Captain America (Chris Evans) and the rest of the Avengers returned them to their proper places within the timeline, so as to not create alternate timelines. And once you see the evidence for yourself, you might find yourself wondering if the stones, or at least their powers, might still play a role in the MCU.

Are the WandaVision commercials interpretations of the Infinity Stones?

User Dazzling_Diver_4949 posted an image to Reddit that shows how each of the four commercials thus far could potentially refer to an Infinity Stone, with the first commercial involving the toaster relating to Vision — who was also created by a Stark — and the Mind Stone. The second commercial featuring the watch, then, is obviously connected to the Time Stone, since watches are inherently related to telling time.

Meanwhile, the Hydra Soak in the third episode's commercial is a cube, and a similar shade of blue as the Tesseract, which famously housed the Space Stone. Adding credence to the theory about the third commercial, u/ownersequity pointed out that the Hydra Soak commercial is a riff on the old "Calgon, take me away" commercials and that the "Space Stone allows teleportation, or to be taken away."

Lastly, the fourth commercial, which appears in the show's fifth episode because the fourth episode is set entirely outside of Wanda's TV show existence, features a red, liquid substance that could potentially relate to the aether, aka the Reality Stone. This leaves just the Power Stone and the Soul Stone, the latter of which could be tied to Wanda bringing Vision back from the dead. However, it's also possible that it's not just the commercials in WandaVision that refer to the Infinity Stones ...

The episodes of WandaVision might correspond with the powers of the Infinity Stones

Building on the commercials theory, u/mullholland67 further spells out how each episode, overall, could hint at the powers of the Infinity Stones. The first episode is tied to the Mind Stone, as it emphasizes Wanda's mind powers when Mr. Hart (Fred Melamed) questions Wanda and Vision during dinner. At this point she also appears to have "mind-wiped" herself and Vision given that they cannot answer any of the questions posed by their dinner guests.

The next two episodes feature Wanda messing with space — when Wanda transports Geraldine (Teyonah Parris) into the cabinet during the magic act — as well as time: We see Wanda literally control time, first rewinding it after seeing the S.W.O.R.D. beekeeper emerge from the sewer and again, but less obviously so, after Vision begins to question the strangeness of their reality. The fifth episode is then tied to the reality stone as Wanda's reality-manipulating powers are emphasized throughout.

If this is the case — if each commercial or each episode corresponds to the power of an Infinity Stone — what does it all mean? Fans have a theory for that as well: It is to showcase that Wanda possesses all of the powers of the Infinity Stones. "People are hypothesizing that someone is trying to re-create the Infinity Stones," u/mullholland67 writes. "I think Wanda has the whole Infinity powerset [sic], and someone is trying to manipulate her for their own motivations."

Whether or not someone is manipulating Wanda — it does seem like she's in control of everything, at this point in the series — the theory about her powers is a good one, and WandaVision itself has pointed out how powerful Wanda is. In the show's fifth episode, Monica Rambeau (Parris) says Wanda could have taken Thanos out on her own if he hadn't started a blitz. Is it possible that her powers actually go beyond what we've seen thus far?

New episodes of WandaVision are released every Friday on Disney+.