So I know a lot of people want to see Magneto make his MCU appearance during WandaVision (in large part because we are basing the show off the House of M comics). But I personally don’t (though I wouldn’t mind if it did happen). Let me explain why.
I would prefer if he got introduced in Falcon & the Winter Soldier. The reason why? Because I love Magneto. I would hate for him to be a simple villain. An antagonist? Sure, but a straight up evil villain? Not really. He’s a complex character and I want to see him done right (especially in today’s world where he is perhaps more relevant than ever…arguably…).
We get introduced to an older white man during the show. We don’t know much about him but he appears to be helping Falcon & the Winter Soldier. Who is he? Why is helping? We don’t know, at least not right away. As the story goes on we eventually learn of his background. He admits to helping them for very personal reasons.
We get a flashback of his childhood. In a concentration camp. Suffering under the Nazi leadership. Here comes Captain America and the Howling Commando’s to save the day! They free this young child (we could even have scenes hinting at his powers without straight up revealing them).
The kid speaks with Captain America, asking why he’s helping. No one has tried to help, he’s just some nobody, so why did the Captain help? The good Captain gets on one knee and in broken German responds back “Your not nobody. Your just as important as anyone else. Besides we have a duty to rise up wherever we see injustice.” Or something along those lines (I’m really bad at being cheesy and/or inspirational sorry).
So this kid is now the old man we get to meet as an ally. He grew up living by these ideals, and now that Captain America is gone he wants to do his part. He sees these false captains and wants to right this injustice. But we can begin to hint at his deep hatred and distrust of common man. We can end with him still being an ally but we can begin to plant the seeds of villainy.
This would help make him a compelling antagonist. It would also tie his ideals with those of Captain America. Because in all fairness they do have strikingly similar ideals and beliefs. Magneto is just much more extreme and very biased due to his hatred and dislike of regular humans.
Also during the entire MCU we see villains born from Tony Stark’s actions and ideals. Wouldn’t it be great to get villains born from Steven Roger’s actions and ideals?
Just a thought. Let me know what you sinners think of this.