The Jimmy Woo Files: Trust This Spin-Off
Could a Jimmy Woo WANDAVISION spin-off be in the works?
The fifth episode of WandaVision on Disney+ was released on Friday, February 5th, 2021, and the internet is positively abuzz with spoiler-filled discussion about the latest entry in the MCU’s super-powered sitcom. But one topic of conversation in particular bears further investigation (even if you have to secretly discuss it around the water cooler in your office’s basement): Randall Park‘s proposition of that he would be the perfect Mulder to Kat Denning‘s Scully.
Over the weekend the proposition that Park’s Jimmy Woo, the FBI Agent sent to Westview to follow-up on a missing persons (or is it a missing town) case, be given his own spin-off series, has really taken off!
Who is Agent Jimmy Woo, F.B.I.?
Agent Woo first appeared on-screen in WandaVision in episode four, “We Interrupt This Program,” our first episode from a perspective outside the enigmatic “Westview Anomaly.”
However, the character has additional history in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having first appeared in Ant-Man and the Wasp in 2018. In this introduction to the character we got to see him interacting with Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), who had been placed under house arrest as a consequence of his violation of the Sokovia Accords in third movie starring Chris Evan‘s Star Spangled Hero, Captain America: Civil War (2016).
Marvel Legends: How Did The Jimmy Woo Files Happen?
When Agent Woo teamed up with Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) to investigate the mysterious occurrence in Westview, New Jersey in episodes four and five of WandaVision on Disney+, the internet decided that they’d like to see more of the paranormal investigations conducted by the titular FBI Agent (who is rumored to have some very impressive close-up magic skills).
Although I am slightly convinced this idea was already in the works – the magic of a corporate marketing department – one Tweet in particular has gained some traction:
Hear me out:
An entire Disney+ show about Jimmy Woo just working weird cases in the MCU.
Like a fun X-Files.
Make it happen. pic.twitter.com/w5AsCHf2qJ
— Stephen Ford (@StephenSeanFord) January 30, 2021
I guess it helps to have friends in high places – because apparently Marvel Studios is listening. In a follow up, Stephen Sean Ford says that he’s already been approached about developing a potential pitch:
Uh. Wow. So. We might have actually opened some doors on my Jimmy Woo X-Files idea.
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
— Stephen Ford (@StephenSeanFord) February 6, 2021
We have been calling the WandaVision series X-Files-like for weeks, so at MarvelBlog, we are certainly excited for this idea!
Is it possible that we may be seeing a X-Files-style Disney+ series in the future featuring Agent Woo? Will he be joined by Dr. Darcy Lewis, who has been assisting S.W.O.R.D. with their investigations on WandaVision? We’ll just have to stay tuned!