S.W.O.R.D. Appears to Stand for One thing Completely different within the MCU – and That Might Be Important for WandaVision
Warning: Whereas the story beneath centres primarily on collectible Marvel playing cards, it may comprise slight spoilers for WandaVision, notably should you’ve been avoiding trailers for the present. Go forward at your individual danger!Within the comedian e book universe, S.W.O.R.D. stands for ‘Sentient World Remark and Response Division’. Nevertheless, new official collectible card designs launched by Topps present a special that means for that acronym: ‘Sentient Weapon Remark Response Division’.The playing cards – that are being launched for the Marvel Acquire! app – are tied into the discharge of Marvel’s WandaVision, and in addition instantly reference Teyonnah Parris’ Monica Rambeau as a S.W.O.R.D. agent. That identify change for the company might be significant for the primary MCU streaming sequence.
The place S.W.O.R.D. is normally engaged in monitoring probably hostile worlds, there have been hints in trailers for WandaVision that time to Scarlet Witch being probably imprisoned. Alongside visible clues that counsel that is the MCU’s tackle the Home of M storyline (through which an out-of-control Scarlet Witch begins manipulating actuality), and Wanda’s bereavement after Imaginative and prescient’s loss of life, and it could be that S.W.O.R.D. has turned its attentions on controlling notably highly effective people within the MCU – sentient weapons, if you’ll.It is value stating that the MCU additionally modified what S.H.I.E.L.D. stood for, so this is not unprecedented – though the swap from ‘Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate’ to ‘Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division’ is rather less significant in impact.We’ll probably have to attend for solutions on how impactful that identify change is as WandaVision progresses. The MCU present begins streaming on Disney+ from January 15, and it will start with a two-episode premiere, earlier than airing an episode per week till its 9 episodes are full.
Whereas it is not clear if the present will obtain a second season, we all know that it’ll tie instantly into Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity, which itself will tie into the untitled third Tom Holland Spider-Man film. That Spider-Man film might be bringing Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland’s Peter Parkers collectively – is it potential we’ll see Scarlet Witch opening the multiverse and inflicting a crossover? This is hoping!
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