WandaVision’s Randall Park on Jimmy Woo’s MCU return: The FBI agent has gotten higher at his job
In WandaVision, SWORD’s efforts to decipher exactly what Wanda is doing to the city of Westview require outside help from unlikely sources like Randall Park’s Jimmy Woo. The agent we meet on the Disney + series is a little different than the naive FBI agent in Ant-Man and the Wasp, who is easily and constantly outwitted by Scott Lang (played by Paul Rudd). He’s more mature, he’s learned Lang’s once confusing card trick – and, according to Park, he’s become far more effective in his role.
“I think he’s gotten better at his job,” Park told TVLine. “He has become more confident. I think he held onto a lot of the things that make him Jimmy. He’s still sincere and serious and maybe a little bit vulnerable at times and he really wants to connect with people and he loves magic. These things were stuck. But as far as his job goes, he’s definitely climbed the ranks, and obviously in this big case he’s, [so] he has grown. “
Jimmy’s new mission puts him on the path of Darcy, who we last saw in Thor: The Dark World helps Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) defeat the Dark Elves. Like Jimmy, she has grown since she last appeared at MCU, holds a PhD in astrophysics – a departure from her original major in Political Science – and remains confident (like when she checked those SWORD agents to see her as a “Miss” describe). Darcy and Jimmy hit it off in last week’s episode “We Interrupt This Program,” which Park attributes to their similarly quirky status.
“They both have a lot of respect for one another because… they’re strange in a way. While they are these interesting characters as people, they are also really good at what they do and because of that, they work well together. And the fact that they’re opposites in a way compliments each other, ”explains Park. “And I think they really appreciate that. It’s fun to see them in action because they’re so different but in sync at the same time.”
With Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) officially back in action after being fired from Wanda’s sitcom world, this dynamic duo has now become a very entertaining and brilliant trio. In this week’s “On a Very Special Episode …” the gang worked together to figure out this confusing Wanda situation. Darcy refers to the anomaly as Hex, while Monica discovers that Wanda changes reality and is more powerful than ever.
Now that the reality-manipulating Avenger is capable of pretty much anything – MAJOR SPOILER ALERT: She revived Vision, and possibly with her brother Pietro, who shows up this week’s episode but did the same with Evan Peters (Aaron Taylor-Johnson played Mercury in Avengers: Age of Ultron) – this trio is getting their hands full have to do try to stop them.
Whether this company will ask Jimmy to channel his inner action hero remains to be seen, but Park has two words for fans anticipating what’s next: “Keep watching.”