The ever-popular witch and one of Marvel’s most popular villains is back! Agatha Harkness returns!
WandaVision might not get a second season, but Agatha Harkness aka Wanda’s nosy neighbor, Agnes, is getting her own spinoff series on Disney Plus! Kathryn Hahn, who portrays Agatha, is set to return, along with head writer of WandaVision, Jac Schaeffer, who will be the writer and executive producer of said spinoff series.
WandaVision is a three Primetime Emmy, award-winning show that has become one of the biggest Disney Plus hits ever. It kick-started Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as Wanda and Vision respectively.
Olsen is set to appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and while Vision technically died in Avengers: Infinity War, he has since reprised his role in WandaVision and the animated series What If…?.
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This is Marvel, after all! No one is ever truly dead! Agent Phil Coulson returned in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain Marvel and What If…?, Agent Peggy Carter returned in Ant-Man, Avengers: Endgame and What If…? and Loki returned in Avengers: Endgame, Loki (the series) and What If…?.
It is beyond exciting that Agatha Harkness is getting her own series. Although Loki is an antihero and was technically the big bad baddie of Thor and Avengers, he got his own series and it was a major success. Out of all of the Marvel Disney Plus series, Loki is arguably my favorite. I still think Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. did all of WandaVision first, what with the jumping time periods, the Framework being the original Hex and Daisy Johnson and Lincoln Campbell being the original Wanda and Vision.
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It makes sense that Disney Plus and Marvel Studios would capitalize on the success of WandaVision and give Agatha Harkness her own series, especially since her song “Agatha All Along” is an amazing song and captivating tune.
While that makes sense, what doesn’t make sense to me is that Marvel is still not capitalizing on the success of the Marvel television shows.
The Secret Invasion comics heavily feature Daisy Johnson/Quake and Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez. But Chloe Bennet, who portrays Daisy Johnson in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has vehemently denied her involvement in the upcoming miniseries, Secret Invasion, which will feature Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn as the Skrull leader, Talos.
The multiverse was established in Loki and various different universes were created in What If…?; this was the perfect opportunity for Marvel to establish the canonicity of the Marvel TV shows. If there are contradictions in any of the different shows, this could even have been chalked up to the multiverse! But no, as far as we know, none of them, aside from Clark Gregg and Hayley Atwell, who premiered on the big screens instead of in the television shows, are returning.
On the bright side, with Disney Plus day coming on November 12 and the announcement of the new Agatha Harkness series, I still have hope! To quote President Coriolanus Snow from The Hunger Games, “A little hope is effective. A lot of hope is dangerous.”