Getty ImagesBenedict Cumberbatch at the San Diego Comic-Con.
Marvel Studios kicked off its Disney Plus slate in a massive way with WandaVision, however a Rolling Stone exposé found out the display nearly had a colossal cameo that could’ve upped the celebrity power dramatically. According to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, a deal changed into in area to have Benedict Cumberbatch appear as Dr. Stephen Strange in the final episode of the display.
The finale of WandaVision noticed its most important man or woman, Wanda Maximoff, realize her power because the Scarlet Witch (costume and all) to defeat fellow sorceress, Agatha Harkness.
While Strange’s proposed function within the show is by and large speculative — it became by no means surely written, in spite of everything — Feige makes it sound love it turned into going to be Strange supporting Wanda to recognize her energy rather than Agatha.
“Some human beings might say, ‘Oh, it’d’ve been so cool to peer Dr. Strange,’” Feige informed Rolling Stone. “But it would have taken faraway from Wanda, that’s what we didn’t want to do. We didn’t need the stop of the show to be commoditized to go to the next film — here’s the white guy, ‘Let me display you the way energy works.’”
Head creator Jac Schaeffer said the Easter Egg-filled classified ads that seemed on the display have been, at one point, supposed to be messages from Strange to Wanda. There become even communicate of getting Strange seem in a single of those advertisements.What Role Will Scarlet Witch Play in ‘Doctor Strange 2’?
Marvel StudiosElizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff within the finale of ‘WandaVision.’
It’s hard to tell if Wanda may be pal or foe in Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness, which is about to come out March 25, 2022.
In the finale of WandaVision, Agatha explained to Wanda that there’s a whole chapter of the Darkhold, an ancient ebook of evil spells, dedicated to the Scarlet Witch.
“Your strength exceeds that of the Sorcerer Supreme,” Agatha tells Wanda. “It’s your destiny to spoil the sector.”
Wanda disputed that declare, telling Agatha, “I’m not what you are saying I am.” But in a publish-credit scene, Wanda became shown studying via the pages of the Darkhold. It’s no secret that Elizabeth Olsen is about to seem inside the Doctor Strange sequel, so did that scene imply she’s on the manner to enjoyable her prophecy as the only who will destroy the sector?
It positive looks like she’s headed in the direction of an opposed role which will be in particular detrimental thinking about it appears Strange hasn’t yet turn out to be Sorcerer Supreme. In the very last minutes of Doctor Strange — shortly after the dying of the Ancient One played by using Tilda Swinton — Wong recommended Strange that, “Earth has no Sorcerer Supreme to shield it. We should be geared up.”
That identify will probably belong to Dr. Strange sooner or later, however if he’s taken the mantle, it hasn’t been shown on screen.
Wanda’s taken a winding route to this point inside the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She changed into first delivered as a villain who blamed the Avengers for the death of her parents and teamed up with Ultron to smash them. Then she switched sides and helped them ruin Ultron and Thanos. But the dying of Vision triggered Wanda to spiral and subsequently preserve a whole city hostage in WandaVision so she could avoid her grief.
It would be strange if the person arc persisted with Wanda turning into a full-blown villain.
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