WandaVision: Will Westview’s Residents Return?
SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t seen “The Series Finale,” the final episode of WandaVision on Disney+, and you want to avoid spoilers about Westview, you’ll want to leave this page now!
In the final episode of WandaVision on Disney+, we saw the residents of Westview released from Wanda’s influence and none-too-pleased about being forced to participate in the sitcom shenanigans that took place within the Hex.
However, while the residents of Westview have been returned to themselves (with the exception of Kathryn Hahn’s Agatha Harkness, who is imprisoned in the role of Agnes the Nosey Neighbor), they are none too happy about what they were subjected to as a result of the unintentional spellcasting of the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen).
Will we see some of Westview’s “average of citizens” in future Marvel Cinematic Universe stories? We sure hope so! Here are some of the most prominent residents of the New Jersey suburb.
Mr. Hart and Mrs. Hart (Sharon Davis)
Deborah Jo Rupp played Sharon Davis, who became Mrs. Hart, the boss’s wife, under the power of the Hex. The WandaVision character featured prominently in the first episode of the series, “Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience.” Rupp made perfect sense in the role considering her extensive experience with sitcom acting thanks to her role as Kitty Foreman on all eight seasons of That 70s Show.
Meanwhile, Frank Melamed played Arthur Hart in the first episode of the season (no word on whether not, like Mrs. Hart, he has another non-Hex name). Just like Rupp and many of the other Westview residents, Melamed has sitcom acting experience thanks to his role as Dr. Thurgood on an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
However, Mr. Hart’s lack of pseudonym is very suspect…
Herb (John Collins) of Westview
Another Westview resident who got a fair amount of screen time was David Payton as Herb in the Hex, otherwise known as John Collins.
Before the series aired, there was a lot of speculation about the real identity of Herb, but it seems that he was just a pawn in Agatha’s game.
The Jones (The Proctor Family)
Meanwhile, David Lengel – who has sitcom experience aplenty, including a role on Raven’s House and several appearances on Dr. Ken – played Phil Jones inside the Hex (who lost his grandmother’s piano to Wanda’s magic), and Harold Proctor when he isn’t under Wanda’s influence.
Based on the last name, this connects the character to Emma Caulfield Ford as Dottie Jones in the Hex and Sarah Proctor outside the Hex.
While we hear that she is upset because Wanda’s Hex won’t let the Proctors’ 8-year old daughter out of her room, here at Marvel Blog, we wonder if this character might not still have a role to play. After all, Goody Proctor was a historical figure and prominent character in Arthur Miller‘s The Crucible, widely considered to be the definitive play on the Salem witch hunts.
Better watch out, Agnes!
Dennis the Mailman of Westview
Amos Glick played Dennis the Mailman, although we also saw him in several other delivery jobs over the course of the season (including the best kind of delivery of all, pizza). In the season finale, we even saw him driving a van for a private delivery company with the name “Presto.” Flourish, indeed!
And here’s a fun fact about Glick: this isn’t his first MCU appearance, as the actor previously appeared in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode “The New Deal” as a waiter.
Norm (Abilash Tandon)
And finally, Asif Ali plays Norm inside the Hex, and Abilash Tandon when free of the influence of the Hex. Don’t feel too bad about the name chance inside the Hex: Ali got to play a character that shared his own name on the first season of Star Trek: Lower Decks, where he appeared as Ensign Asif!
Whats Next for Westview?
Is this the last time we’ve seen the talented actors who essentially played multiple roles over the course of WandaVision? Here at Marvel Blog, we certainly hope not! Not only are we breathlessly awaiting the return of the show-stealing Agatha Harkness, but we wonder if we might see some of the other Westview residents, as well.
Maybe there will be an episode of the upcoming She-Hulk Disney+ series that will see the Westview residents bringing a class action lawsuit against the Scarlet Witch! Hey, you just know she’ll conjure up a heck of a defense – in law, there’s a little something called “intent” that’s necessary for intentional torts or crimes, so yeah, we predict a nice little negligence lawsuit coming out of this story (Charles Soule, get on this series stat, please).