During its nine-episode run earlier this year, one of the highlights of Marvel’s WandaVision was Kathryn Hahn’s Agnes – who was later revealed to be the villainous witch Agatha Harkness.
However, in an article from Rolling Stone that breaks down the making of the Disney+ series, showrunner Jac Schaeffer revealed that Agatha was originally going to be a mentor figure to Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch before later being changed to be the show’s main villain.
“In the original conception,” Schaeffer said, “Agatha’s character was more in the mentor and magic-expert space.” Schaeffer also revealed that despite changing Agatha’s character, the show’s ending was a constant throughout the show’s production. “One of the things that never changed was that in the finale, Wanda would have to say goodbye to Vision.”
“In my original notion of it, that goodbye was like a final binding spell that she had to do. And it was tied to a spell that Agatha had taught her early in the series, where a gravy tureen had shattered, and Agatha taught her this very basic binding spell. In the end, what she has to do is integrate her trauma, and she has to bind Vision back to herself with that spell.”
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Marvel Studios’ captivating new series WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany and marks the first series from Marvel Studios streaming exclusively on Disney+. The series is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.
WandaVision features a cast that includes Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany (Vision), Kat Dennings (Darcy Lewis), Randall Park (Agent Jimmy Woo), Teyonah Parris (Empire) as Monica Rambeau, and Kathryn Hahn (Bad Moms) as Agatha Harkness.