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Hayward’s S.W.O.R.D. Plan Explained: What Is Project Cataract?

The latest episode of WandaVision finally revealed SWORD director Tyler Hayward’s grand plan – but just what is Project Cataract? First introduced earlier in the season, SWORD is similar to fellow MCU organization SHIELD and protects humanity from superhuman threats. Fans familiar with the comics might have believed they knew what SWORD was all about, but WandaVision put a spin on the agency right from the beginning by altering the name slightly: SWORD now stands for Sentient Weapon Observation Response Division. The switch from “World” to “Weapon” immediately hinted at a more nefarious version of SWORD.

Over the next few episodes, WandaVision continued to raise suspicion over Hayward (Josh Stamberg) and his intentions. From his determination to label Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) as a terrorist to firing a missile straight at her, Hayward clearly has a hidden agenda. However, up until now audiences have been left to only speculate about what Hayward wants from this entire situation. Last week saw Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) hack into SWORD’s files, and the latest installment, “Breaking the Fourth Wall,” finally revealed what the mysterious Project Cataract is.