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The easter egg from ‘WandaVision’ about a Marvel Studios artist

With the amount of Easter eggs they leave us in the productions of the Disney franchises, they can be about anything. From a failed Star Wars toy in The Mandalorian (Jon Favreau, from 2019) to Stan Lee’s dog in Avengers: Endgame (Joe and Anthony Russo, 2019). In the miniseries WandaVision (Jac Shaeffer, 2021) have already had a few in their first three episodes and in what we have seen of the following in their trailers. About the possible identity of his villain, the involvement of SWORD, what the hell is happening in Westview, the magic number or even the perfidious Hydra.

The Simser painting

Wanda Maximoff colors her baby’s room with Simser paint, named after the Canadian storyboard artist Jeremy Simser

In the third chapter, on the other hand, Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) is dedicated to preparing a room for the future baby, although they end up being two. And one of the things that he uses his extraordinary skills to do is paint the walls, and the paint brand name is Simser. Like the Canadian cartoonist Jeremy Simser (b. 1973), who has spent the last two decades with the storyboards of various movies and television series. That is to say, he elaborates the storyboard, with the images that will then be seen sequentially on the screen, during pre-production. A very useful guide for the film crew.

The films that Jeremy Simpser has been involved in are very minor. For example, Resident Evil 2: Apocalypse (Alexander Witt, 2004), the remake Assault on District 13 (Jean-François Richet, 2005), Jumper (Doug Liman, 2008), The Orphan, Beyond Time (Jaume Collet-Serra , Robert Schwentke, 2009), Death Note (Adam Wingard, 2017), Predator (Shane Black, 2018) or Jay and Silent Bob: The Reboot (Kevin Smith, 2019). And in television fictions such as that global phenomenon that was the adaptation of Game of Thrones (David Benioff and DB Weiss, 2011-2019).

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More eye for television fiction

Jeremy Simser has written storyboards for several DC series: Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Lucifer and Legends of Tomorrow; and for The Boys

But also in Arrow (Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, 2012-2020), The Flash (Berlanti, Geoff Johns and Kreisberg, since 2014) or Heroes Reborn (Tim Kring, 2015-2016), The man in the castle (Frank Spotnitz, 2015-2019), Supergirl (Ali Adler, Berlanti and Kreisberg, 2015-2021), Lucifer, Legends of Tomorrow (Tom Kapinos, Berlanti, Guggenheim, Phil Klemmer and Kreisberg, since 2016), Manhunt: Unabomber (Andrew Sodroski, Jim Clemente and Tony Gittelson, since 2017) or Altered Carbon (Laeta Kalogridis, 2018-2020).

And The Terror (David Kajganich, Max Borenstein and Alexander Woo, since 2018), The Boys (Eric Kripke, from 2019) or Amazing Tales (Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, from 2020). In view of his resume, there is no doubt that Jeremy Simser has shown a better eye for television series than for the feature films he works on. Nor of what, mostly because of his contracts with DC, he has enough experience in storyboarding superhero stories. So which ones to choose to draw from WandaVision seems like a very logical decision.

Headlong to the Marvel Universe

In addition to the WandaVision storyboards, he has done the one for Deadpool 2 and Doctor Strange 2: The Multiverse of Madness, and will be in charge of the one for She-Hulk.

However, the fact is that Marvel Studios already knew him because he had been in charge of the storyboard of Deadpool 2 (David Leitch, 2018). In addition, the Chosen for Glory series (Mark Lafferty, since 2020) belongs to National Geographic, is broadcast on Disney Plus and Jeremy Simser prepared the storyboard for its first episode, “Sierra Hotel”. And, as if this were not enough, the Canadian artist has made the one of Doctor Strange 2: The Multiverse of Insanity and will do the same for the miniser She-hulk (Sam Raimi, Jessica Gao, 2022). So has thrown headlong into the pool of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.