With Kat Denning’s Darcy Lewis spotted in WandaVision trailer, speculations shine a new light on the MCU Phase 4
WandaVision has given rise to a lot of rumours and speculations among the MCU fans. It has been more so after Marvel confirmed that Wanda aka Scarlett Witch, will further star in Doctor Strange sequel. However, the appearance of Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) in the trailer poses the question about her addition to the Disney+ series. We have seen Darcy working as an intern under Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) in Thor and the sequel The Dark World. But she has no relation to Wanda Maximoff or Vision. Or does she?
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In the WandaVision trailer, we see a group of agents at one point. Fans are speculating this group of agents to be SWORD (Sentinel World Observation and Response Department). SWORD is a larger version of SHIELD and deals with matters that seem as risks and threats to the existence of Earth. The trailer also shows us Monica Rambeau as an adult. We last saw her as a kid in Captain Marvel. Her presence in the series makes sense as she might have a connection to Nick Fury through Captain Marvel. And this would have made her get recruited as a SWORD agent after SHIELD disbanded. Darcy Lewis seems to be working with her.
The Sentient World Observation and Response Department
The reason for the presence of SWORD in WandaVision is interesting. A rumour says that the series will borrow stuff from West Coast Avengers “Vision Quest” by John Byrne, specifically from its #42 issue. In this issue, Vigilance, a multinational group, captures Vision and strips him of his data that leaves no memories of Wanda in him. Eventually, Wanda does find him and tries to bring back his memories but isn’t able to bring back the specific memory of how he died in Endgame. And Darcy Lewis will be the one to help recover this lapse in Vision’s memory. A report by industry insider Charles Murphy further supports the possible plot.
Darcy Lewis – Agent of SWORD
In the comics, Vision’s “parts” are scattered around the world (this has two meanings: either his body parts are scattered or his data is scattered). And this does make sense for SWORD to arrive as they might be the ones to take hold of Vision in the first place. They might replace Vigilance in the series and grab Vision. But with Monica Rambeau there, SWORD seems to have the good guys who might help Wanda bring back Vision’s memory. All this does help add Darcy Lewis.
As to why what made Darcy Lewis a part of SWORD in WandaVision, there can be many reasons. Maybe she became a bigger deal during the 5-year skip in Endgame, or Jane Foster or Eric Selvig gave her a reference, or she trained as an agent during those five years, possibilities are endless.
Whatever the case, Darcy Lewis will surely add humour that MCU is famous for. And Kat Dennings has played the role perfectly, making us giggle with awkward expositions and laughs. All we have to do is wait and see how things take their shape in WandaVision, coming (hopefully) this year on Disney+.